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2024 Professional Webinars: The Three Friends of Job, Scriptural Model of Chaplaincy

Presented by Joseph Walters DMin BCC and Erica Cohen Moore

Date: April 18, 2024

Time: 12pm – 1:30pm Central Time

During this webinar, we will provide historical context for the story of Job as well as the pastoral implications of Job’s three friends and their response to Job’s suffering. Job’s friends initially acted as great “chaplains” to their dear friend, but eventually allowed their judgement to interfere with compassion. As chaplains and ministers, how are we like Job’s friends? How do we overcome our own judgement in the face of adversity.

NACC Certification Competencies Addressed in this Webinar: ITP1, ITP1.1, ITP1.3, PIC1

Presenter Information

Joe Walters recently retired as Director of Pastoral Care at Catholic Health St. Joseph Hospital and Catholic Health Mercy Hospital. Both facilities are located in Nassau County, NY and are part of the Catholic Health system, a ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Joe has been a board certified Catholic chaplain since 2013. Fordham University awarded him an MA in Pastoral Care in 2012 and a DMin with an emphasis in Christian Spirituality in 2017. Joe trained as a spiritual director at Fordham and the Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, NJ. He has been a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma since 1986 and actively practiced law for 32 years. Joe completed CPE training at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. He later served as a chaplain there. HIs interests are Ignatian Spirituality, the intersection of psychology and religion/spirituality, and scripture. He has written on the Book of Job as part of his educational experience.


Erica Cohen Moore headshotErica Cohen Moore is the Executive Director of the NACC and provides leadership, strategic visioning, and guidance of NACC activities. She represents the NACC to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, professional chaplain organizations, and other community agencies. Erica Cohen Moore has more than 20 years of experience in Pastoral Ministry and spent 21 years with the Archdiocese of Seattle where she provided executive leadership for the diocesan Office of Pastoral Ministries, leading a staff of 20 directors serving the diverse cultural communities within the archdiocese, in addition to housing the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Athletics program, Pastoral Care and Outreach Services (including health care and criminal justice ministries), Translation Services, the Consultative Leadership Team, and the Deacon Formation Program. Erica holds a master's degree in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University.