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Moving Together, Moving Ahead
Carlos Bell, President
One of my goals as ACPE President is to be inclusive of the various voices within our organization via the Presidential Newsletter. I have invited Wayne Menking, Southwest Regional Director, to write the following guest editorial as ACPE "Moves Together, Moves Ahead"

Our host hotel, the Sheraton Downtown Denver, is completely sold out. ACPE has set up an overflow hotel, Aloft Denver Downtown, located within walking distance of the host hotel. The conference rate is $179. Aloft has a limited number of rooms available so make your reservations today. Please check with the Sheraton Downtown for cancellations first. 

If you have a reservation at the Sheraton Downtown Denver, please confirm your dates and reservation with the hotel. If you have a reservation that you need to cancel, please call ACPE at (404) 320-1472 before cancelling your room.

If you are unable to walk from the Aloft to the Sheraton for health reasons please contact Terry Izaguirre.
The ACPE membership will vote on the following Bylaw Amendments at its Annual Member Meeting in Denver, CO on May 20, 2016.

To implement the International Relations Work Groups recommendations, the current International Affilate membership will be discontinued and replaced with three new categories: International Educator, International Peer, and International Partner. For more information...
Ellen Swinford, Chair
The ACPE will hold an ACPE Officers Nominating Convention at the 2016 ACPE Member Meeting in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO 2016 ACPE Member Meeting in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO on Friday, May 20, 2016. Names will be placed in nomination for the offices of ACPE President-Elect, ACPE Treasurer and ACPE Secretary. The nominees will be in communication...

In March, the trustees of the F.I.S.H Foundation approved a one-year $25,000 grant to expand ACPE's multi-faith curriculum offerings through the online ACPE Academy! This project will build upon ACPE'S current educational webinars around spiritual care for minority and marginalized populations, and is ACPE's first grant to develop a program. ACPE is excited about our philanthropic partnership with the F.I.S.H. Foundation...

The 2016 Innovative Program Award grant cycle is now open! Applicants are invited to submit proposals for innovative CPE projects that do not exceed $5,000

This year, $15,000 is available in grant funds, as funding is currently limited to a percentage of the funds raised by the ACPE Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work Annual Campaign...

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) releases evidence-based quality indicators for spiritual care
Many of you received the February 23, 2016, news release from HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) announcing evidenced-based quality indicators for spiritual care developed by a panel of international experts. While this was done without the engagement of the professional chaplaincy cognate groups, this is a vital area of importance to the chaplaincy profession... 
Transitional Regional Director (TRD) Position/South Central Region ACPE
The South Central Region ACPE welcomes applications from qualified persons interested in becoming its Transitional Regional Director. This is a part time administrative position that provides collegial and spiritual support for SCR membership including supervisors, centers, seminaries, students at all levels, clinical members, institutional entities, and others in keeping with the mission of ACPE. The TRD also facilitates collaboration...

April Holy Days 

Online Study and Support to Jewish Level 1 & 2 ACPE Students

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