ANNOUNCEMENT: Chaplaincy CPE Courses start Mid-June (discounted)!

ATTENTION NACM Members interested in CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Courses (all 4 units) required for Chaplain Board Certification:

NACM member Chaplain “Chappy” Ron Ringo, through his Eagles Wings CPE training, is offering a special discount on the already discounted CPE tuition for the start up of the next course offering, Mid JUNE!  Usually NACM members pay $750 per quarter, but the mid-June summer course is being offered for $650!  (There is a $20 application fee).  Chappy Ron Ringo’s accredited CPE training program works in conjunction with WSHO (World Spiritual Health Organization, a Christian Chaplain Certifying Board), providing a path to complete the requirements for full board certification.

INTERESTED?  If you have questions and/or wish to apply, contact NACM Chaplain Ron Ringo directly at:  615-855-5546.  But HURRY!  Classes (all online) start soon!!

Eagle’s Wings Ministries,   Affiliate of the World Spiritual Health Organization (WSHO)


Clinical Pastoral Education Distance Program:  Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is the interfaith and interdisciplinary professional
training for chaplaincy, integrating both theology and psychology.

In CPE, chaplains, theological students, laypersons, ordained clergy, medical staff,
mental health professionals and members of religious communities learn clinical
pastoral skills and relationship “tools” to effectively minister to people. Through
practical clinical experience, written case studies, individual supervision, relevant
reading and seminar participation, students are encouraged to develop competent
and caring pastoral relationships and skills.

Benefits from taking Clinical Pastoral Education:
· Eligibility for National Board Certification as a professional Chaplain and/or
Pastoral Psychotherapist/Spiritual Counselor
· Higher level of effective ministry competence and credentials
· Upgrade earning potential and professional marketability as a spiritual care
· Heighten respect among peers and employers
· Receive individualized clinical supervision and mentoring
· Learn and participate in an intense, dynamic and diverse peer group
· Enliven spirituality through interfaith Chaplaincy Service to patients and
· Broaden ministry experience and “tools” by learning and ministering in a
complex medical environment
· Flexible schedule to obtain requisite clinical hours, i.e. patient visitation hours
· Post CPE local peer group consultation, fellowship and networking among
local chaplain.
CPE Program Basic Information
· Program Duration: 1 year (four-16 week quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring,
· CPE Class Size: Preferably 10-15 participants per group, per quarter.
· Enrollment Availability: Based on vacancy

Clinical Hours Commitment: 400 clinical hours per quarter of which the majority of
hours per week are flexibly devoted to patient visitation. Upon approval,
participants may also mix and match clinical hours from other ministry sources
outside the hospital setting, i.e., hospice, military, parish, law enforcement, etc., in
order to meet clinical hours requirement per quarter.

National/International Accreditation provided through the World Spiritual Health
Organization (WSHO) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Eagle’s Wings Ministries & WSHO want to invite any members and friends to this
new opportunity to continue in your training and education for the care of those you
have stewardship. If you would like to join the Distance CPE Program, please email
Chaplain Ron Ringo at or call at (619) 855-5446.

Next distance class to start soon!  MID JUNE!

Rodger Niemeier, Exec Elder (31)

Born 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA; Born AGAIN in 1972 at Kent State University, OH.Education: Westminster College PA ( BA in Bible & English, 1974); Asbury Theological Seminary KY (MDiv in Pastoral/Cross-Cultural Missionary, 1986)Ministries: New Wilmington UMC, PA (youth/ass't pastor: 1972-4); Bowersville UMC, OH (ass't pastor: 1975-6); Brookville United Brethern (Adult Teacher: 1976); Life Anew Ministries, OH (urban residential recovery ministry: ass't pastor/street ministries/nursing home ministry/jail ministry 1975-1981); Dayton Christian Schools, OH (Bible/English teacher: 1976-1981); Short Term Mission trips in Nome, AK (Inuit (Eskimo) outreach: 1975 - 1980); Nicholasville C&MA, KY (ass't pastor; young adults; church plant: 1982-86); Seattle Intertribal Alliance Church (C&MA), WA (Native American church plant: 1988-2001); Hands of Creation Native Artists Co-op, Seattle, WA (director - cross-cultural outreach: 1994-2002); Immigration Detention Center, WA (Bible study outreach: 1994-1995); Seattle Indian Health Board (Thunderbird Inpatient Treatment Ctr), WA (chemical dependency recovery teacher; vocational counselor: 1999-2013); Eagle Wings Native American Ministries, WA (founding director: abuse/chemical dependency recovery: 2003-present); National Association of Christian Ministers, Online Ministerial Association (Vice President/Executive Elder: 2010 to present).Ministry focuses: Bible Teacher; Pastoral; Counseling (chemical dependency & abuse recovery); Educator (Christian living; ministry training); Administrator; Cross-cultural Missionary (Native Americans/Indigenous People).Testimony: Though raised in a "nominal" Christian home, I did not come to Christ until my first year at college, at Kent State Univ. in 1972, amidst Vietnam War protests and riots on that campus. Inner emptiness drove me to seek God, and I came to Christ in my university dormitory room on my knees after reading the Gospel of Matthew for the first time. There Christ made Himself and His love clearly known to my heart. Immediately I lost interest in architectural studies and transferred to a Christian college, majoring in Bible and English (writing). I was fortunate to have a wonderful Methodist minister to mentor me in those early growth years, and soon sensed the Lord's leading to pursue more biblical training through seminary. After 2 disappointing experiences at 2 seminaries, I got involved in an inner city, live-in street ministry that helped young people come to Christ out of drug addictions. I also became a secondary Christian school teacher for a few years, did 5 short term missions in outreach ministry to Eskimos in Alaska, got married and had my first and only son.Later I became convinced I needed to complete my seminary training, finding Asbury Theological Seminary in KY: no disappointments this time. The training for pastoral and cross-cultural ministries was excellent, as well as being a tremendous time for my own spiritual formation. I met Christian & Missionary Alliance people there and felt led to join them, preparing to plant a church for Native People, I hoped, in Alaska. However, circumstances placed me in Seattle, WA, instead, and with a ministry partner we planted an urban Native church (1988). This challenging work continued for 16 years. Over those years, the Lord showed us that there was a debilitating, unresolved Native problem that was not being addressed: the widespread experience of Native People with past abuse related to having the highest alcoholism rater of all people in the USA. . As a result, by God's grace I, and a couple Native Christians from our former Seattle Intertribal Alliance church, started a new ministry: Eagle Wings Native American Ministries (2003). Though officially "retired", my wife (recovering from 30 years of domestic violence and abuse - father, former husband) and I continue to minister to area Native People in recovery from past abuse and chemical dependency.In 2010 I came across the NACM seeking Christian ordination. Later that year I accepted the invitation to be an Executive Elder and Vice President. I greatly enjoy ministering to fellow ministers and receiving encouraging ministry from them!

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