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    2022: How do we continue building on the relational foundations that led to our successes?

    Jan 14, 2022

    Indie Arie sang about him in “One.” Bob Dylan sang about him in “They Killed Him.” Common and John Legend sang about him in “Glory.” U2 sang about him in “Pride.” And Stevie Wonder sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

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    For your professional ethics edification in January

    Jan 7, 2022

    Once a month the ACPE Professional Ethics Commission (PEC) posts a couple of statements from our Code of Professional Ethics for ACPE Members. Each posting is accompanied by a brief personal reflection from a member of the PEC discussing some ways this person lives these commitments

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    New Energy in the New Year

    Jan 7, 2022

    Happy New Year! It’s a strange start to a new year, isn’t it? This time of year typically brings hopefulness and anticipation, visioning, and goal-setting. And yet, in 2022, we find ourselves in the midst of a raging pandemic and economic uncertainty. Reflection on the road ahead feels challenging as a deep weariness has set in for many of us and our colleagues.

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    What will we continue to create?

    Dec 22, 2021

    Greetings and blessed 2022 to all of you! My name is Shawn Mai, and I am the new board chair for the ACPE Board of Directors. For the last two years, I’ve had the privilege of serving alongside Melissa Walker-Luckett as she chaired the board. I am an ACPE Educator at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN, a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis, MN. I am married to my husband Chuck, have two children and three grandchildren. Several years ago, I decided to work four days a week and provide childcare for our grandchildren one day a week. My grandchildren offer a source for some of my most significant learning in life right now.

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    We Are Better Together: With Gratitude for Your Generosity

    Dec 22, 2021

    As we approach the final days of 2021, I want to express a big “THANK YOU” to all of our donors, supporters, and friends for your incredible generosity of time, talent, and treasure this year. Together, we have navigated another year of a global pandemic, and we have worked together to meet people in the most vulnerable moments of their lives. Your leadership, love, and service do not go unnoticed. You are appreciated for the positive difference you make in the world, and ACPE will continue to be a vibrant community of spiritual care educators and professionals because of you.