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Moving Together, Moving Ahead: The Importance of Research for ACPE
Carlos Bell, President
On behalf of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), I want to congratulate the ACPE Research Network for bringing to the forefront the importance of research. Research is essential to the future of the organization and professional practice. The mission statement of the ACPE Research Network: "The ACPE Research Network seeks to foster connections among members of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education interested in research, encourage original research ...
HCCN, SCA, and the ACPE
Trace Haythorn Executive Director-CEO
By now, most of you have had an opportunity to see, hear and form an opinion about the recent announcements coming from the Healthcare Chaplaincy. I'd like to take this opportunity to respond to several questions I have received.

What did ACPE know about this announcement and when did we know it?
ACPE learned when Eric Hall made his announcement at the HCCN conference. 

Read more frequently asked questions...
Watch you email in coming days for a packet of materials to read prior to our meeting in Denver. These materials are intended to stimulate your thinking, to invite conversation, and to let us hit the ground running when we gather for Shaping our Future: Transformational Leadership! In addition, we will include a link to a discussion board on our website for members to post thoughts, hopes and dreams for ACPE. We can't wait to see you in Denver! 

grants awarded
In April, the trustees of the Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund approved a $7,500 grant to equip ACPE's new digital classroom. This award follows a $5,000 grant in December 2015 from the Mary Allan Lindsey Branan Foundation for the same purpose. These funds, combined with the $25,000 grant from the F.I.S.H. Foundation, sets ACPE well our way to providing richer distance learning opportunities and expanding ACPE's multi-faith curriculum offerings through the online ACPE Academy. We hope to receive additional funding to round out the total cost of this project-and hope that we have received this good news in time for our Annual Conference in Denver!
You are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the 2017 ACPE Annual Conference.

The theme of the conference is "What We Need is Here" inspired by the poem by Wendell Berry. It will be held in Minneapolis, MN, April 29-May 6, 2017. ACPE will also celebrate its 50th Anniversary at this annual conference.

Click here to download the application. 
Key audience: Those responsible for personnel budgets for ACPE programs
Background: As many of you have heard, the Department of Labor is changing the FAIR Labor Standards Act (FLSA), initiating new rules governing overtime compensation. Beginning January 1, 2017, the base salary for one to be considered "exempt" will rise to $47,892, much more than our residency stipends. All non-exempt staff are eligible for...

ACPE is again a proud sponsor of the Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (JPC&C). ACPE members can now access the JPC&C as a benefit of their membership.
An access link to the journal has been posted on the Resources page on the ACPE website. Members must be logged into the ACPE website to be granted access.

May Holy Days

Call for Nominations: Circle of Life Award

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary DMin Program

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