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  • Imperfect but Impactful

    Jun 2, 2024

    I’ve been to the mountaintop, and I’m so grateful! When I arrived at my office at Princeton Baptist Medical Center almost 13 years ago, I stood at the window and vocalized my thank you to as many people as I could think of and acknowledged the Spirits of those whose names I don’t know… shoulders I stood on, stand on. I am aware that their sacrifices and courage have paved the way for me to serve as ACPE Chair of the Board of Directors. Last week, at the Chair Banquet, I experienced a great cloud of witnesses leaning over heaven’s balcony cheering me on. At the front, my son, Jeffery shouting “do your thang Momma!” and my daughter, Gabrielle in her sweet voice saying: “I’m so proud of you Mommy!” The memory of my colleagues standing, clapping and cheering for me is etched in my heart and mind.

  • ACPE Office Closed

    May 27, 2024

    The ACPE Office will be closed Monday, May 27-June 3, 2024.

  • Spotlight on New ACPE Anti-Bias Working Group Members: Leaders Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

    May 19, 2024

    The ACPE Anti-Bias Working Group recently welcomed three new members who each bring passion, creativity and commitment to our vision of championing the anti-bias orientation and practices that are essential to cultivating spiritual health and wellbeing.

  • Margins

    May 6, 2024

    I have always enjoyed reading books with wide margins. Recently, Lynnett and I attended the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC). As I have reflected upon the theme: “Making Space for Meaning,” the idea of margins has come to mind. At the opening of each day, there was an acknowledgment that the land on which we were gathered was the occupied/seized territory of Indigenous people. Additionally, we were led into a space of worship by native people and invited to participate in activities that helped us to connect with and appreciate all that the Creator has given.

  • Giving Back

    Apr 27, 2024

    One of the opportunities to support ACPE students offered by the Foundation for ACPE is the Hemenway Scholars Program, named after Joan Hemenway, to honor her contributions to ACPE, spiritual care and education theory and research, as well as countless students and care recipients. As many CPE summer internships do not provide stipends, we offer this scholarship to summer interns to help offset educational debt, housing costs, living expenses, etc. This is one of the many ways, as donors, you give back.