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Webinar: The Three Friends of Job: Scriptural Model for Chaplaincy

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Joe Cotton 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 Cotton is currently the Executive Director of the Office of the Vicar General at the Archdiocese of Seattle.  He oversees all the pastoral ministries of the chancery, including 12 ministries that reach out to the margins.  (i.e., Chaplaincy programs in jails, prisons, hospitals, and ports throughout Western Washington)  Joe has been a commissioned lay ecclesial minister for over 24 years, serving as a parish youth minister, international missioner, juvenile detention chaplain, and pastoral care and outreach director.  Joe holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University.


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.


April 18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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