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Working Together, Building Together
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. 

Gary Sartain, North Central Regional Director, granted me permission to submit "The State of the Union As I Understand It." I appreciate his thought-provoking perspective as ACPE is " Working Together, Building Together."

Submit Your Annual Report (Appendix 1) with BoardEffect
Our new software, Board Effect, has been successfully receiving Annual Reports (Appendix 1). 

Submissions are due by midnight (in your time zone), Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
BoardEffect will send reminders via email as the deadline approaches. The software does not designate which members already submitted their reports. You can ignore these reminders if you already submitted your annual report.

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Greetings from the Implementation Team's First Meeting
Amy Greene
Amy Greene
We are closing in on the final hour of the team's 48 hours together and I am so excited to report that we are moving forward! The team of nine supervisors and one clinical member (rock star Chaplain and former MICU nurse Rob Hartmann who helped resuscitate a 91-year-old woman at dinner last night - more on that later), along with staff support from Trace Haythorn, Tammy Davis, John Roch and consultant Donna Dunn, got an enormous amount of work done. 

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Certification Dates and Deadlines
Spring 2017 Certification Dates

Deadline to Declare:  February 27, 2017
(Declarations must be submitted by email to

Deadline to Postmark Materials:  March 27, 2017

Commission Meetings:  April 29-May 2, 2017

 Annual Conference Early Bird Rate Ends March 1st
ACPE's 2017 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration in Minneapolis, MN promises to be an amazing occasion! Don't miss this historic event where we reflect on our past and envision our future!

In addition to registering & attending, consider two more ways you can support our conference and bring in "50" in style.

Onward & Upward for ACPE Giving!
Melissa Walker-Luckett
Melissa Walker-Luckett
Would you believe it - 2016 saw another record year in giving! We raised $105,447 in individual gifts, plus another $15,725 in regional gifts,
totaling $121,172 in 2016 Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work Annual Campaign dollars! Not only did we exceed our $85,000 target, we also continue to increase our overall giving participation. This means that we can do even more to expand CPE into new settings and offer spiritual care to those in life's most vulnerable moments. Thank you!

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Creating Your Legacy Just Got Easier: 
We Can Help Make Your Planning Simple

You can make a significant gift to ACPE that costs you nothing now, and will keep on giving for years to come. Your gift can also memorialize a loved one. Here's how:

A gift in your will is one way you can secure your estate and create an impactful legacy with ACPE. A gift in your will has many advantages:

Retired Supervisors Network (RSN) Invites You
"The mission of the RSN is to provide a connection through the quarterly newsletter for the retired supervisory community."
If you are retired and have not been receiving the RSN News and would like to, email Jim Nenninger, Publisher-Editor, at; or write to 14097 Rehobeth Church Road, Lovettsville, VA, 20180.
RSN currently has a circulation approaching 400 RSN members.
ACPE Staff Earn Certified Association Executive Credential
Terry and John
Terry Izaguirre and
John Roch
ACPE Business Manager Terry Izaguirre and Communications Manager John Roch earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics.

Tiffany Kindred Joins ACPE Team
Tiffany Kindred
Tiffany Kindred
Tiffany Kindred joins ACPE as the Communications and Conference Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Business Administration. Before joining ACPE, Tiffany worked for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and the Atlanta Film Society.
An avid home cook, writer, and film nerd, Tiffany spends her spare time exploring new restaurants throughout the city, reading, journaling and catching the newest release at her local cinema. Originally from Texas, Tiffany lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband, Chris and their three-year old beagle-mix, Roscoe.
AAPC Annual Conference
Did you know that the ACPE office staff is helping the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) plan their annual conference? ACPE staff have assisted with hotel and speaker contracts, promotional materials, and registration.
AAPC is hosting their annual conference March 23-25, 2017 in Decatur, GA. Their theme is Vision and Opportunity: The Future of Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy and Care.
AAPC would love for you to join them and continue our collaboration!
ACPE Mission to Israel
Israel Maven
As a new initiative focusing special attention on the professional well-being of our Supervisors, we are proud to share this unique opportunity to travel together. In late January 2018 (specific dates to be determined), ACPE will be hosting a mission to Israel, a unique country that is home to many religions. This is a voluntary trip that is open to members of ACPE and their spouses/partners/significant others.

The mission will be a 10-day experience designed to foster community, offer opportunities for learning, to engage with one another, to experience the holy sites of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as well as the modern state of Israel, and to have professional opportunities to engage with colleagues in Israel who are in the emerging field of spiritual care with site visits to centers.

Amazon Valentines

Upcoming Religious Holy Days

Integrative Chaplain Certificate Course

Anyone interested in exploring Agazarian systems-centered theory and practice?

Contemplative Fellowships for Health Care Professionals

Creating Caring Communities Through Bikkur Holium

Chaplain Distance Learning
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