Professional Organizations

We have identified several dozen professional associations that support chaplains and spiritual caregivers from a range of backgrounds working in a broader range of settings. If you’ve got questions or think we’re missing an organization, let us know at

SectorFaith TraditionOrganizationContactEmail
Federal governmentPresbyterianPresbyterian Federal ChaplainciesLyman Smith,
Seventh-Day AdventistAdventist Chaplaincy MinistriesMario E. Ceballos, D.Min., B.C.C.,
PrisonAmerican Correctional Chaplains Association (ACCA)Tim O’Dell,
CatholicArchdiocese of the MilitaryTimothy P. Broglio, J.C.D.,
Assemblies of GodAssemblies of God Chaplaincy MinistriesManuel Cordero,
Senior Director Chaplaincy Ministries
Higher EducationAssociation for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Life in Higher EducationMaytal Saltiel, President
EducationAssociation for Clinical Pastoral EducationTrace Haythorn, Ph.D., Executive
MuslimAssociation of Muslim ChaplainsSalahuddin M. Muhammad, D.Min.,
GeneralAssociation of Professional ChaplainsMartha H. Rucker,
BuddhistBuddhist ChaplaincyJennifer Block,
WorkplaceCorporate Chaplains of AmericaLarry Griffith,
PrisonCorrectional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA)Joseph Williams, Executive Directorn/a
CrisisDisaster Chaplaincy ServiceJanise Poticha,
Public ServiceFederation of Fire ChaplainsEd Stauffer, Executive
HealthcareChristianHCMAJonathan Harrell, Chair of the
HealthcareHealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkEric J. Hall, President and
AirInternational Association of Civil Aviation ChaplainsGeorge Lane,
MaritimeChristianInternational Christian Maritime AssociationJason Zuidema, General
Public ServiceInternational Conference of Police ChaplainsMark Bardsley,
GeneralInternational Fellowship of ChaplainsWayne A. Williams, Presidentn/a
GeneralJewishJewish Chaplains Council (under the JCC Association of North America)Irving Elson,
WorkplaceMarketplace ChaplainsDoug Fagerstrom, Executive President and
MethodistMethodist ChaplaincyRev. Lewis Mitchell, Director of
MilitaryMilitary Chaplains AssociationFr. Razz Walk, DMin,
RecreationMotor Racing Outreach Association (MROA)n/an/a
RecreationNASCAR: Master's Men RacingJim Coté, Founder and
GeneralNational Association of Black ChaplainsMichael McCoy, Executive
GeneralCatholicNational Association of Catholic ChaplainsDavid A. Lichter, D.Min., Executive
BaptistNational Baptist ConventionJerry Young,
TravelCatholicNational Conference of Catholic Airport ChaplainsFr. Michael G. Zaniolo, STL, CAC,
Armed ForcesNavy Chaplain CorpsRDML Brent Scottn/a
GeneralJewishNeshama: National Association of Jewish Chaplains (aka Neshama)Rafael Goldstein, Executive
GeneralHinduNorth American Hindu Chaplains AssociationAsha Shipman, Board
MaritimeNorth American Maritime Ministry AssociationJason Zuidema, Executive
MultipleBaptistNorth American Mission BoardKevin Ezell, Presidentn/a
HealthcarePediatric Chaplains NetworkLavender Kelley,
GeneralSpiritual Care
GeneralSpiritual Care AssociationEric J. Hall, President and CEO
RecreationSports Chaplains NetworkKen
UnitarianUnitarian ChaplaincySusan Frederick-Gray,
Armed ForcesVA Chaplains AssociationBarbara Speyer,
EducationClinical Pastoral Education InternationalDallas Spight, Executive