Dr. Jan McCormack elected to APC Board
- Pam Burton
- Nov 8, 2011
We are thrilled to announce that our own Dr. Jan McCormack, Director of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling, has been elected board member At-Large of the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). Below is the press release from APC.
Congrats to Dr. McCormack from all of us at Denver Seminary!
Rev. Dr. Janet R. McCormack Elected Board Member At-Large of Association of Professional Chaplains
Schaumburg, IL, Nov. 1, 2011 – The Reverend Dr. Janet R. McCormack DMin BCC has been elected board member at-large of the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). Chaplain McCormack today begins her term on the board of the association, which has more than 4,000 members and whose affiliate, the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc., is the chief certifying body of the chaplaincy profession.
Jan McCormack, DMin BCC was board certified by APC in 1999. Endorsed by the American Baptist Churches-USA, she holds degrees from Southeastern Baptist and Denver Seminaries. She has wide chaplaincy experience, including military, health care, prisons, disaster relief and auto racing. McCormack serves at Denver Seminary as director of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Programs, where she oversees certificate, masters and doctorate programs. With Naomi Paget she co-authored The Work of the Chaplain. She served as APC Colorado state continuing education co-chair as the Commission on Advocacy’s Education chair.
“I value professionally trained chaplains who are true to their faith, committed to the free exercise of religion, and competent and compassionate caregivers,” says McCormack. “My varied chaplaincy careers and teaching of this younger population of chaplains makes me uniquely suited to help guide APC into more intentionally functioning as the ‘gold-standard organization’ for all forms, and generations, of chaplaincy.”
As board member at-large of the Association of Professional Chaplains, McCormack helps govern the leading interfaith membership organization for professional chaplains, which integrates multicultural and multiethnic perspectives and promotes excellence in pastoral care.
In making the announcement, APC President Rev. David C. Johnson DMin BCC says, “Chaplain McCormack will bring to the APC board of directors a unique perspective that comes from her broad chaplaincy background, as well as strong management skills and dedication to the values of this organization."
About the Association of Professional Chaplains
The Association of Professional Chaplains is a multifaith association established to promote quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to its members. Members who are providers of chaplaincy care are endorsed by their faith groups to serve persons in need in diverse settings throughout the world. The membership of APC represents more than 150 faith groups. The association and its members embrace the following values:
- Professional competency and ethical practice
- Faith as an essential dimension of wholeness
- Dignity and worth of all persons
- Inclusivity and diversity
- Justice and equality for all
- Spiritual care of persons, communities, organizations and systems
A national, not-for-profit professional society, APC advocates for quality spiritual care of all persons as an essential dimension of total care and services provided by public and private institutions and organizations. Visit their website at www.professionalchaplains.org