Thursday, June 29, 2017

UNION Baptist Church Ministry of Congregational Care and Counseling announces Reverend Darryl I. Owens has keynote speaker of their upcoming self-care conference and retreat for ministry caregivers entitled "Loving God, Neighbor and Self" happening September 23rd at Union.  Here is some information about Rev. Owens as reprinted from UNC Healthcare website:

The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), a national organization of professional chaplaincy care providers, has named the Reverend Darryl I. Owens MDiv CT BCC president. Chaplain Owens begins his one-year term on Nov. 1 as president of the association, which has about 5,000 members. Its affiliate, the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. (BCCI), is the chief interfaith certifying body of the chaplaincy profession.

“APC is a vibrant organization that is moving into a leadership role within the chaplaincy care field,” says Owens. “Our membership is growing and diverse, yet our common commitment is caring for the wholeness of persons in health care, social services, military, corporate and other settings.”

Rev. Owens is employed as a chaplain at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C., where he serves as the Women's Services chaplain and grief counselor. Endorsed by Christian Faith Ministers Fellowship, he was granted board certified chaplain status in 2002. He has held various leadership positions in APC, including president elect and Nominating Committee chair for the past two years. Before that, he served on the APC Board of Directors, Membership Services Council, Regional Project Work Group, and four Annual Conference Planning Committees, including as chair of the 2013 committee. Owens is past president of the North Carolina Chaplains Association. He received his master of divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C.

As president of the Association of Professional Chaplains, Rev. Owens heads the largest membership organization for professional chaplains, which integrates multicultural and multiethnic perspectives and promotes excellence in chaplaincy care.

In making the announcement, APC CEO Patricia F. Appelhans JD says, “Chaplain Owens brings a wealth of experience to the presidency that will be of enormous benefit to our members. His many contributions in previous leadership roles, both within our association and the profession at large, make him uniquely qualified to lead APC in its special mission of advancing professional chaplaincy."

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 are supported by their faith groups to provide chaplaincy care to persons in need in diverse settings throughout the world. The membership of APC represents more than 200 faith groups. The association and its members embrace the following values:

  • Dignity and worth of all persons.
  • Faith as an essential dimension of wholeness.
  • Chaplaincy care of persons, communities, organizations and systems.
  • Inclusivity and diversity.
  • Justice and equality for all.
  • Professional competency and ethical practice.

A national, not-for-profit professional association, APC advocates for quality chaplaincy care of all persons as an essential dimension of total care and services provided by public and private institutions and organizations.