NACC 50th Anniversary — 1965-2015
March 6-9, 2015 | Arlington, Virginia
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2015 Conference Schedule
2015 Conference Schedule (PDF)
2015 50th Anniversary Conference Theme: Honoring the Gift
In this 50th Jubilee year, we honor the gifts of our association, the depth of our theological roots, the richness of community, and our shared accountability for this profession. We honor our own unique ministry and call as we nurture that call to remain vital and healthy. And we honor the gifts of others, and lead as the future unfolds.
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Conference printed materials
2015 Conference Sponsors
We are deeply grateful to our 2015 Conference sponsors. We rely on this support to keep conference registration fees reasonable and provide other amenities for participants. Please join us in thanking our sponsors.
Beaumont Health System
Bon Secours Health System
Workshop and 50th JubileeHonoring Award Recipient Rev. Joseph Driscoll
Catholic Health Association of the United States
Catholic Health Initiatives
Honoring Award Recipient Austine Duru
Catholic Health Services of Long Island
50th Jubilee – Honoring Award Recipient Caterina Mako
CHRISTUS St. Michael
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc.
Workshop and 50th Jubilee
Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Gunderson Health System CPE Program
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
Leadership Formation Partners
Loyola University Chicago
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital CPE Program
Day of Reflection
Mercy Health Foundation
Estate of Rev. John Patrick Murray
Oakwood Health System
The Reid Group
Honoring Award Recipient Sr. Barbara Brumleve
Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange Ministry of the Arts
University of Vermont Medical Center CPE Program
Live Streaming Equipment
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Day of Reflection with Kathy Quinn Anderson and Susan Flynn Boruff
Honoring the Gift: The Art of Listening for God
Keating, Fr. Thomas Open Heart, Open Mind
Laird, Martin Into the Silent Land
2015 National Conference Plenary Speakers
Fr. Joseph J. Driscoll MDiv, MS
Friday, March 6, 2015
Fr. Joseph Driscoll, M. Div., M.S. is the vice president of the Center for Ministry Leadership for the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., headquartered in Marriottsville, Maryland. The founding director of the Center, he designed a four-level ministry formation program for executive and senior leaders in Catholic health care in collaboration with leaders from several other Catholic health systems. Additionally, Fr. Driscoll is a Sponsor member on the board of Holy Redeemer Ministries in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania.
Fr. Driscoll served as president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for 11 years where he was nationally recognized for his speaking and writing on chaplaincy, spirituality and healing. During his tenure, he consistently advocated for professional lay chaplains in meetings with the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and various offices at the Vatican. He was also instrumental in promoting the professionalization of chaplaincy in collaboration with other chaplaincy cognate organizations.
He served on the faculty for the Harvard Medical School program, Spirituality and Healing in Medicine from 1995-2009. He was on the first Editorial Board of the Journal for Palliative Medicine and has lectured at Georgetown University Medical School, the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health, and at programs sponsored by the American Association of Medical Schools.
A graduate of St. John’s Seminary in Boston (B.A. and M. Div.), he was ordained for the Archdiocese of Boston in 1979. He received an M.S. in Spirituality from Neumann College in 2003 and is a trained Spiritual Director. Currently, Fr. Driscoll is completing work for his Doctor of Ministry degree at Barry University in North Miami Shores, Florida.
Wendy Cadge, Ph.D
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Dr. Cadge is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Brandeis University. She received her B.A. from Swarthmore College with majors in religion, sociology and anthropology, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. She teaches and writes about religion in the contemporary United States especially as related to healthcare, immigration, and sexuality. She is the author of Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America and many articles, including recent topics on intercessory prayer, physicians’ experiences of religion and spirituality, hospital chaplains, and the prayers people write in hospital prayer books.
She also regularly works with the media, contributing op-ed pieces to major newspapers and appearing on television to comment on her areas of study. Her most recent book, Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine, was released by the University of Chicago Press in January 2013. She is currently working on a series of new projects about religion and spirituality in secular settings, including port and maritime contexts, airports, and the U.S. Senate.
Ann Garrido, DMin
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO. While her first passion is teaching, for the past fourteen years, she has found herself increasingly drawn into administrative roles including (at varying points in time) serving as her school’s Director of the D.Min. in Preaching ( first woman to hold this position), Director of MAPS Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Director of Field Education, Director of Distance Learning, and Director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project. Garrido has served as senior editor of Human Development Magazine and is the author of four books, including Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013), A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student (2008), and Mustard Seed Preaching (LTP 2004). Ann Garrido’s 2009 article in America magazine on the spirituality of administration in Catholic settings created a wave of demand in this successful academic administrator’s already full speaking schedule.
Ann Garrido admits that she sometimes finds administration draining, even boring, as it fractures her days into “tiny shards of time” that make it impossible to focus on “the big ideas.” And yet Garrido has found spiritual gifts in her many years as a theologian, parish minister, and administrator in higher education. In Redeeming Administration, she reveals those gifts by examining twelve spiritual habits–presenting a saint who embodies each habit–and showing readers how to experience their administrative work as a crucial ministry of the Church. Most recently, she oversaw a three-year grant project that established new best practices for conflict management. Ann now commits half-time to travelling nationally and internationally doing conflict education and mediation work with Triad Consulting Group, an arm of the Harvard Negotiation Project based in Cambridge, MA. She is married to a very patient husband and has one college-aged son who plays a mean ukulele.
John L. Allen, Jr.
Monday, March 9, 2015
John L. Allen Jr. is associate editor of The Boston Globe after 16 years as the prize-winning Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. He also serves as the Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN. Allen is the author of seven best-selling books on the Vatican and Catholic affairs, and writes frequently on the Church for major national and international publications. He is also a popular speaker on Catholic affairs, both in the United States and abroad.
The London Tablet has called Allen “the most authoritative writer on Vatican affairs in the English language,” and renowned papal biographer George Weigel has called him “the best Anglophone Vatican reporter ever.” When Allen was called upon to put the first question to Pope Benedict XVI aboard the papal plane en route to the United States in April 2008, the Vatican spokesperson said to the pope: “Holy Father, this man needs no introduction.” That’s not just a Vatican judgment. Veteran religion writer Kenneth Woodward of Newsweek described Allen as “the journalist other reporters – and not a few cardinals – look to for the inside story on how all the pope’s men direct the world’s largest church.”
Allen’s work is admired across ideological divides. Liberal commentator Fr. Andrew Greeley calls his writing “indispensable,” while the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, a conservative, called Allen’s reporting “possibly the best source of information on the Vatican published in the United States.” His weekly internet column, “All Things Catholic,” is widely read as a source of insight on the global Church.
Allen’s most recent book is The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution. John divides his time between Rome and his home in Denver, Colorado. He grew up in Western Kansas, and holds a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Kansas. His latest work is with www.cruxnow.com
Allen has been profiled in various national and international publications.
His weekly column “All Things Catholic” can be found here: ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic
2015 Outstanding Colleague, Distinguished Service, and Emergent Leader Awards
The NACC Board of Directors is pleased to announce recipients of the NACC Awards that will be presented at the NACC 2015 National Conference.
Outstanding Colleague Award
Fr. Joe Driscoll, who was President and CEO of the NACC from 1991-2002, is being recognized for his outstanding and inspirational leadership of NACC during a pivotal time (1990-2002) in NACC history. Father Driscoll championed collaboration among numerous chaplaincy and spiritual care associations and the development of chaplaincy as a profession, as well as the growth of the ministry among lay men and women. Fr. Joe will also be the first plenary speaker of the 2015 Conference.
Distinguished Service Award
Sr. Barbara Brumleve, SSND, is being recognized for her commitment to excellence and spirited collaboration as an educator and minister. She has distinguished herself as one of the most highly respected CPE Supervisors and as a mentor to chaplains and supervisory peers who brought out the best in them. Sr. Barbara generously served in NACC governance and ACPE leadership, always advocating for excellence in these organizations, fostering a strategic approach to planning for NACC’s future.
Emergent Leader Award
Our first Emergent Leaders Awards will be given to Catarina Mako and Augustine (Austine) Duru. Caterina Mako currently serves as director of chaplaincy and Priest Personnel placement for the Diocese of Rockville Centre and Catholic Health Services of Long Island, NY. She is competent, energetic, and creative in her
Augustine (Austine) Duru currently serves as Mission Director for CHI Nebraska. Since joining NACC in 2008 and becoming board certified, Austine immediately offered to serve on the Editorial Advisory Panel to find and submit articles and resources to the Research section of Vision, which is one of the most demanding responsibilities for Vision, and has consistently contributed high quality, helpful content to this section that aligned with the theme of each issue, as well as contributing to the NACC Research Task Force. Also, he has contributed to the NACC as a certification interviewer, beginning in 2011, the year after he was certified, then assumed Interview Team Educator (ITE) responsibilities in 2013. Finally, Austine has also contributed to the NACC through offering Conference Workshops that were creative, engaging, and very well received. They were: 2013 Massage to the Soul: The Healing Power in the Heartbeat of the Drum, and 2014 Sankofa – Reclaiming Our Traditions to Renew Our Spirits.
2015 Conference Charity
Each year, the NACC selects a nonprofit agency near our conference location to receive a special donation from conference participants. This year, the local agency selected is St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families in Hyattsville, MD.
For over 150 years, St. Ann’s has been committed to serving the needs of the community’s most vulnerable young women and children. St. Ann’s mission is driven by our belief that human life is inherently valuable and worthy of respect, support, and nurturance. This philosophy is rooted in our Judeo- Christian heritage and is the foundation on which St. Ann’s tradition of caring has been built. Our staff and volunteers strive to live this belief by reaching out to our community’s homeless, abused and at risk children and mothers. St. Ann’s residential care for adolescent mothers and supportive housing programs for young mothers with children provide support and guidance to achieve independent living and self-sufficiency. Our on-site services include: a licensed child care center, a Maryland approved High School, education and employment counseling, life skills classes, parenting support, supportive counseling, nursing services, and recreational outings.
To make a gift to support St. Ann’s young families, please make a check payable to “St. Ann’s Center” and send to 4901 Eastern Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20782. St. Ann’s is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are 100% tax-deductible.
2015 National Conference Task Force
Ms. Beverly M. Beltramo
Plenary Speaker/Board Liaison
Rev. John T. Crabb, S.J.
Ms. Bridget Deegan-Krause, M.Div.
Rev. Richard J. Bartoszek
Local Arrangements Co-Chair
Deacon Thomas J. Devaney
Local Arrangements Co-Chair
Ms. Victoria A. Lucas
David A. Lichter, D.Min.