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Moving Together, Moving Ahead 
Carlos Bell, President
I would like to convey in my communication the excitement and optimism I am hearing regarding the future of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)! In May 2014, the ACPE Board of Representatives commissioned the Organizational Design Work Group (ODWG) to address governance and structural questions facing the association. Rising competition from other organizations offering versions of CPE, and legal and governance concerns about financial management and accountability were some of the challenges and opportunities to be addressed in a new structure. The proposed bylaw changes and governance structure are guided by membership input and desired outcomes. The voice of the body has been heard, and it will continue to be heard. The membership will make the final decision!

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Fair Labor Standard Act Update  
Department of Labor 
We continue to receive questions about the implications of the changes to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), especially as it relates to financial compensation for residents. Susan Campbell, a national labor/human resources attorney with Bryan Cave, has provided a memo with specific recommendations. We recommend you share this memo with your human resources department as you make final decisions related to the FLSA rules. There are at least two pieces of legislation currently before the US Congress that could impact the implementation of the FLSA rules. We will keep you posted should we receive word of any further changes. In the meantime, you can access the new memo here

Chaplain Research Fellows
(Chicago) The Training Research-Literate Chaplains as Ambassadors for Spirituality and Health program announced the selection of its first cohort of chaplain research fellows and of the first recipients of the program's clinical pastoral education curriculum development grants. The fellowships and grants are part of Training Research-Literate Chaplains' efforts to advance knowledge about religion and health in health care organizations and among the public.

Transforming Chaplaincy Applications Opening Soon 
Transforming Chaplaincy 
The Transforming Chaplaincy: Promoting Research Literacy for Improved Patient Outcomes project will open applications for the second round of awards by October 15th. The project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, with support from the APC, NACC, NAJC and ACPE, aims to equip healthcare chaplains to use research to guide, evaluate, and advocate for the daily spiritual care they provide patients, family members and colleagues.  Transforming Chaplaincy has three exciting initiatives.

Welcome Zornitsa Krasteva to ACPE Staff 
Zornitsa Darakeva-Krasteva (Zizi) joins ACPE as the Accounting Assistant. Zornitsa graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor's degree in accounting. She also has a Master's degree in linguistics and translation from Veliko Tarnovo University, Bulgaria. 

Zornitsa is a native of Bulgaria but has lived with her family in Atlanta for twelve years. Before joining ACPE, Zizi worked as an administrative assistant and a bank teller. In her free time Zizi enjoys spending time with her family, riding a bike and visiting new places.
It's Giving Time! 

Fall is here, which means it's time for the Friendly Regional Giving Competition! All money raised for the Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work Annual Campaign ensures ACPE continues to provide education that transforms lives.

Check out this video to get the details. 

For more information, contact Biju Chacko or Melissa Walker-Luckett (2016 Annual Campaign chair and chair-elect).
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:

Finding My Voice ( Reprint )   
Mark Rumsey
My professional career has been built around speaking into a microphone. As a radio news reporter, anchor and host for more than three decades - I've delivered tens-of-thousands of newscasts on the air. My voice, coming through a radio speaker, has informed people about threatening weather, economic ups and downs, and the quirky happenings of life. Over the years, I've also had the opportunity to interview hundreds of people - politicians, activists, artists, disaster victims, and more. My "radio voice," slipping in and out of people's daily existence, has momentarily enlightened, calmed, angered, or inspired. Lately, I've been discovering and developing an additional voice - the voice of a hospital chaplain.

Professional Ethics Commission Action
The ACPE Professional Ethics Commission found Rev. Daryl M. Hanson in violation of ACPE Standard 105.1. Per Rev. Hanson's 2015 Probation Agreement, the Board of Representatives withdrew Rev. Hanson's membership in ACPE.
October Holy Days 2016 

ICPCC 2015 Recordings & Resources 

Contemplative Fellowships for Health Care Professionals

Creating Caring Communities Through Bikkur Holium
Integrative Chaplain Certificate Course

Chaplain Distance Learning
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