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Moving Together, Moving Ahead
Carlos Bell, President
I would like to thank the ACPE membership for supporting an outstanding annual conference. We had over 450 attendees, including representatives from APC, NACC, NAJC and-for the first time-the Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC). I was deeply appreciative to have Margie Atkinson, APC President, participate in my presidential installation! 

One of my goals as ACPE President is to be inclusive of the various voices within our organization via the Presidential Newsletter. I was deeply moved while reading the Southeast Region Newsletter highlighting the annual conference.

Leaders from Four of the Cognates Recently Gathered in Orlando, Florida
4 Cognates Meet in Orlando

Leaders from the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) met on June 25, 2016 at the APC Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.
Left to Right: Raphael Goldstein, NAJC ED; Moe Kaprow, NAJC President; Trace Haythorn, ACPE ED/CEO; Kimberly Murman, APC President-Elect; Mary Lou O'Gorman, NACC President; Pat Appelhans, APC CEO; Carlos Bell, ACPE President; Margie Atkinson, APC President.

Dates & Deadlines for Upcoming Certification Meetings
Fall 2016 Certification Dates

Deadline to Declare:  September 2, 2016
Deadline to Postmark Materials:  October 3, 2016
Commission Meeting:  November 12 - 15, 2016

NOTE: The declaration deadline date is the date of postmark on the letter of declaration. The material submission deadline is also the postmark date (instead of a "received by" date).
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.

Two years ago, we conducted a national survey of salaries for our profession. It is time to repeat that survey and to update our data. While many of the original questions remain (which will allow us to begin to develop comparative data), we received several good suggestions that we have incorporated into this effort. Amidst summer units and preparations for fall, we hope to catch you thinking about the profession and the practices that comprise Clinical Pastoral Education. The link below will take you to the survey. It is designed to take you no more than 10-15 minutes. 

The Organizational Design Work Group Thanks You!
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David Carl, Chair
I am excited to report that we received over 250 responses to the three models sent out earlier this summer. I experienced appreciation not only for the volume but also for the obvious investment and passion for the content. Thanks to you for your feedback, your Organizational Design Work Group (ODWG) is better informed to create a proposal for the board. We plan to digest all this feedback along with the plethora of input over these last months and at our Denver meeting.

Tell Us Why It Matters
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If you are a CPE student or a SES, we would love to hear from you! If you are an ACPE Supervisor, please encourage your students to share their experience!
We would love to hear from students about their CPE experiences. What will stay with you? What is one important memory, story or encounter that will continue to shape your sense of vocation?
Let us know! Send up to 500 words to John Roch. We will post your stories in our "members only" section of the website. We also hope to share portions of stories in our efforts to build the association.
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The Final Case Review Panel of the ACPE and APC Joint Ethics Process found Rev. Strother Gross in violation of ACPE Standard 101.3.The Sanction is Withdrawal of Certification and Membership from ACPE. 
The Panel found Rev. Gross in violation of APC Standard 130.15. The Sanction is Suspension from APC for one year with specified conditions for reinstatement.

The Final Case Review Panel of the ACPE and APC Joint Ethics Process found Rev. David Wendleton in violation of ACPE Standards 100, 101.2, 101.3, 101.4, and 101.5.

The Sanction is Suspension for one year with specified conditions for reinstatement.
July Holy Days

The Pastoral Caregiver's Casebook series, edited by John J. Gleason, CPE Supervisor Emeritus

Call for Nominations: Circle of Life Award

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary DMin Program

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