Nine months ago started a new (sorta) ministry path and accepted a position as a chaplain in Southeast Texas. Having completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) I had the training and skills to begin this new journey. At first it was a bit of a “culture shock” from church based pastoral ministry but I am enjoying it.
As part of my position at the hospital I have worked for the last few months on completing my application to become a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Last week after a couple months of writing off and on, I submitted a large stack of papers, reflections and critiques as part of my application.
My goal is to sit before my certification board at the national conference in Anaheim, CA this June.