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Administrative Specialist/Education and Renewal of Certification
For 2016 workshop materials and handouts or plenary speaker’s materials and handouts, click here.
For the CEH certificate, click here
For all other information about our 2016 National Conference, please see below.
Making All Things New: Co-creation, Transformation, Resilience and Hope
As we gather together as a community of chaplains at our annual conference, we will hear the words in sacred scripture proclaim, “Behold, I make all things new!” May our hearts be inflamed by the words of St. Francis and Pope Francis, “Praise to you, my Lord!” as we recognize that we are co-creators, responsible passionate partners in the care of our common home and future.
Promoting evidence-based spiritual care outcomes is transforming healthcare chaplaincy. As we wade into the waters of research literacy, may our eyes be opened to better understand, summarize and explain research studies in light of our pastoral practice.
Every day Chaplains enter the world of personal and social crises. We seek to breathe with the breath of God as we explore spiritual well-being that leads to enhanced resilience for those we serve as well as for ourselves.
Our ministry takes place at the intersections of the secular and the sacred, the medical and the moral; may we deepen our theological understanding of what it means to be hopeful human beings able to make ethical, dignified choices in the midst of vulnerability, suffering and affliction.
Join us and your chaplain colleagues in Chicago as we engage these timely topics of Co-creation, Transformation, Resilience and Hope and explore new paths to Making All Things New!
Day of Reflection (conference retreat)
In the Making: A Spirituality of Creation, Call, and Engagement
Thursday, April 21, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“There are very few people who realize what God would make of them if they abandoned themselves into God’s hands, and let themselves be formed by God’s grace.” St. Ignatius of Loyola
It is a profound spiritual insight to realize that we are “in the making.” Every day and every moment invites us to engage in the dynamic process of becoming. Once we become aware that grace and divine love is the engine that is drawing us forward, we are freed to enter into a whole new level of participation and engagement. On this day of rest and reflection we will ponder the conference themes of co-creation, transformation, resilience and hope as they arise within us and send us forth with renewed energy and vision. Drawing on the wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Teilhard de Chardin SJ, Ilia Delio OSF, Judy Cannato and others, the day will include a series of short presentations, several guided meditations, time for quiet reflection and some opportunities for sharing. This day of retreat will offer a wonderful way to prepare your soul for the richness of the conference so that you may be inspired again to take up your call in the dance of God’s creation.
Monica Meagher is the Spiritual Director in Residence at the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, at Marquette University. She is also co-director of Magis Milwaukee, a center for Ignatian Spirituality serving the greater Milwaukee area. Monica received a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Secondary Education from Marquette University and a Masters of Divinity from Saint Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee. She has a graduate certificate in Ignatian Spirituality from Loyola University, and she currently guides those who are deepening their relationship with God through the Spiritual Exercises. Monica’s career has spanned more than thirty years of active ministry and has included pastoral care, parish ministry, teaching, spiritual direction and retreats.
2016 Business Meeting
The NACC Board of Directors held its annual Business Meeting during the 2016 Conference on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Tim Serban, 2016 elected board member, was introduced, along with the four 2017 candidates for the two elected board seats to be filled. David Lichter gave a brief update of NACC’s finances and membership, and an overview of NACC strategic initiatives. Mary Lou O’Gorman discussed the recent establishment of the Spiritual Care Association. Members provided feedback on the initiatives and offered their counsel.
2016 Conference Task Force
Dr. Rodger F. Accardi, BCC
Plenary Speaker Chair
Dr. Elizabeth A. Lenegan, PhD, BCC.
Ms. Lori Kaufmann, BCC, ACPE Supervisor
Rev. Richard J. Bartoszek, MDiv, BCC
Local Arrangements Co-Chair
Mr. Jim J. Manzardo, STB, BCC
Local Arrangements Co-Chair
Ms. Kathleen M. Ponce, MAPS, BCC
Mrs. Jane A. Mather, MA, BCC
David A. Lichter, DMin
Jeanine M. Annunziato
Andris J. Kursietis
Conference scholarship donors
We thank the following people who have given conference scholarship donations.
Ms. Beverly M. Beltramo DMin, BCC
Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Ms. Linda Colozzi BCC
Ms. Lou Cooney Erickson BCC
Ms. Mary Denise Davis BCC-S
Rev. Alin N. Dogaru BCC
Mr. D. W. Donovan BCC
Ms. Kay I. Gorka BCC
Bro. Kenney Gorman CFX, BCC
Mrs. Jan L. Heckroth BCC
Mr. William F. Kramer BCC
Chaplain Susan S. Liguori BCC
Dr. Mary Beth Moran BCC
Ms. Susan E. Murphy
Ms. Mary Lou O’Gorman BCC
Rev. Ujunwa P. Okeahialam BCC
Dr. Jennifer W. Paquette BCC
Ms. Kathleen M. Ponce BCC
Chaplain Richard F. Rudolph BCC
Sr. Maryanne Ruzzo SC, BCC
Rev. Mark C. Scheffler CSsR, BCC
Sr. Loretta C. Schleper PHJC, BCC
Rev. Arthur B. Schute BCC
Ms. Glenda R. Spearman BCC
Sr. Margo M. Tafoya MSSp
Mrs. Mary M. Tatman BCC
Mrs. JoAnn Thiele BCC
Sr. Judith A. Turnock OLVM, BCC
Mrs. Kathleen T. Ullmann BCC
2016 Conference Sponsors
Rev. Richard Tessmer Leadership Lecture ~ Carol Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN
Beaumont Hospital Grosse Point
Conference Workshop (SA14)
Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Conference Workshop (SU8)
Catholic Health Association of the United States
Plenary Speaker ~ George Fitchett, DMin, PhD
Catholic Health Initiatives
Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center
Pre-Conference Workshop (P4)
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc.
Pre-Conference Workshop (P1)
Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
Conference Workshop (SU7)
Hospital Sisters Health System
Leadership Formation Partners
Loyola University Chicago, Institute of Pastoral Studies
Plenary Speaker ~ Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST, BA, MA
Day of Reflection
Sisters of St. Joseph of La Grange, Ministry of the Arts
CEH Certificate for our 2016 National Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
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Conference Workshops and Plenary Sessions – Suggested Corresponding Competencies for Renewal of Certification
This document is a listing of the Conference workshops and plenaries that notes for each one the Certification standard numbers, in order to make it easier for people to allocate their education for the renewal purposes. Click below to download:
NACC 2016 CONFERENCE Renewal Categories