Every Gift Counts, Every Contribution Makes an Impact!

Written by Robert Brooks Heard, MDiv, BCC, ACPE

Spring is always an exciting time for the Foundation for ACPE. Many of you have responded to the call for grant proposals and service award nominations. As sub-committees of the Foundation Board review these applications, we continue to be moved by the amazing work done by Psychotherapists, Certified Educators and Certified Educator Candidates. The creative and innovative ideas shared through the grant proposals continue to advance the mission and values of ACPE. The tireless service we provide touches people around the world in untold ways. Thank you to everyone who has had a hand in submitting a proposal or nominating a colleague.

I’d like to announce that have recently welcomed several new Board Directors to the Foundation.

  • The Reverend Samuel Yenn-Batah, ACPE Certified Educator Candidate and Executive Director of Religious Ministries PHCS at Penn Medicine Princeton Health has joined us as Treasurer/Secretary.
  • The Reverend Csaba Szilagyi, ACPE Certified Educator and Executive Director of Transforming Chaplaincy at Rush University Medical Center joins us as a Board Director.
  • LaVera Crawley, MD, MPH, OFS, System Vice President Pastoral and Spiritual Care at Common Spirit Health joins us as a Board Director.

I am honored to work with our Board of Directors of the Foundation for ACPE. Each brings a unique and powerful perspective that guides us as we steward the resources of our organization.

As we prepare for the ACPE Annual Conference, know that sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. I strongly encourage you to discuss the possibility of sponsorship/exhibitor with your institutional leaders and other stakeholders who will benefit from connecting with ACPE in this way.

I am grateful for all our donors. We are building our future together in the ever-changing landscape of spiritual care and education. If you have not already, I ask that you make a gift today to continue to advance the mission of ACPE. Consider becoming a monthly donor or make a one-time donation. Your partnership to invest in our tomorrow is greatly appreciated!

R. Brooks Heard, Foundation Board Chair 


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