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2024 APC/NACC Conference - Registration is Open!

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Dear Colleagues,

In the spirit of embracing diversity and intentional inclusivity, we extend a heartfelt invitation to the chaplains of all faiths and diverse spiritual beliefs to join us at the APC/NAAC Conference in St. Louis this June.

As we convene on the banks of the Mississippi River, our focus is on celebrating and embracing the rich tapestry of chaplaincy, fostering open dialogue and connection among individuals with varied spiritual perspectives.

Our conference theme, "Unity in our Diversity," serves as a guiding principle throughout the conference encouraging participants to reflect on their uniqueness, and richness of their diverse roles as chaplains in diverse contexts, while appreciating the shared values that bind us in this essential profession. To this effect, the conference task force has been intentional in planning Pre-Conference Workshops, Plenary Speakers, Workshop Sessions, Prayer experiences and times for fellowship with hope to offer various opportunities to have an enriching professional learning and development regardless of our social, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.

Join us in June 2024, as we collectively embrace our calling, "United in Our Diversity." We eagerly anticipate an inspiring and enriching conference that transcends boundaries, fostering stronger bonds among chaplains dedicated to serving diverse spiritual needs.

Warm Regards, 

Beth Lenegan PhD, BCC (NACC)

John Ponnala MA BD BCC (APC)

Conference Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut

St. Louis, MO 63102


$179 per night

Reserve your room

Group Code: G-CATH

Stay at the conference hotel and receive a discount (up to $179) off your full conference registration fee. If you have a local zip code you are eligible for this discount without staying @ the hotel.

Make your hotel reservation BEFORE you register to attend the conference because you will need the hotel confirmation number during the registration process.

Learn more.

Agenda Overview

Conference Open: 7pm on June 20

Conference Close: 12:30pm on June 23

Included in Full Conference Registration

Educational Events

  • 4 plenary sessions
  • 4 workshop sessions
  • Special Interest group networking
  • Poster board session
  • Exhibit hall

Other Events

  • Opening dessert reception
  • Membership luncheon
  • Plenary luncheon
  • Banquet & cocktail reception
  • Faith Group Breakfast
  • Award presentation

Spiritual Offerings

  • Catholic Mass with missioning ceremony
  • Prayer service with Catholic anointing sacrament
  • Catholic Mass with remembrance of deceased
  • Interfaith service
  • Reflective space

Pre/Post Conference Offerings

(additional cost)

June 19

  • 8 hour Professional Development Intensives (PDI)
  • 4 hour Professional Development Intensives (PDI)
  • American Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care session (FREE)

June 20

  • 4 hour Professional Development Intensives (PDI)

June 23

  • 4 hour Professional Development Intensives (PDI)

Note: a pre-conference day of reflection will not be offered.

Registration Cost

Rates for the full conference are displayed in the below grid. Full conference registration includes the conference events and meals. This pricing is good through April 14, 2024 so register early to get this price.

Information about daily registration rates can be viewed on the conference website. Please note that daily rates do not include meals unless you buy a separate meal ticket.

Full Conference (expires 4-14-24)

NACC Member

Base Price


Less discount for Hotel/Localzipcode




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