Qualifications and credentials necessary for those called to serve in vocational chaplain ministries vary greatly. Competence, clarity regarding professional roles, and the ability to effectively maintain appropriate boundaries while providing endorsed pastoral and sacramental ministries are critical criteria for the maintenance of trust, credibility and respect within these various chaplain ministry fields. The ACNA requires that those we endorse prove and demonstrate the highest levels of competence through certified and approved education, training, and supervised ministerial experience. Endorsed chaplains become canonically resident in the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, i.e., resident chaplains come under the episcopal authority and oversight of Bishop Jones.
For information, contact:
The Venerable Patrick W. Malone
Vocational and Volunteer Chaplain Coordinator.