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, NACM Executive Elder (49)

After growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh PA in a church-going, moral family, I went on to college (Kent State Univ. 1970) for architecture; but I was also introduced into the drug-using, drinking/partying culture of the late 60's, early 70's. Yet it was there that I came to Christ in 1972; the more I sinned, the more the emptiness within.  A man was passing out paperback New Testaments on the campus, and though I grew up churched, I never really read the Bible myself or heard the true Gospel.  After reading through the Gospel of Matthew and experiencing conviction by the words of Jesus ("What shall a man profit if he gains the whole world but loses his soul", I just knew He died on that cross for my sinfulness.  When I read that He was risen and alive, I went to my knees and asked Him to forgive me and make Himself known to me.  He did!  I experienced a tremendous sense of love I'd never felt before.  Immediately I felt called into ministry and completed my training in a Christian college and then seminary (Asbury Theological Seminary: MDiv with emphasis in pastoring and cross-cultural missions).

I also had a calling to minister among Native People.  Completing seminary, I followed His lead from Ohio to Seattle, Washington, to plant a Native church: which by His amazing grace, we did (with my wife and son, and a few Native Christians with the same Vision).  That lasted from 1988 to 2002; then we regrouped into a ministry called Eagle Wings Native American Ministries, with a clearer focus in ministering for recovery from past abuse and chemical dependency. This ministry is continuing currently.

So have been in ministry 50 years, by His grace.  I came across the NACM in 2010, was impressed to join and soon after became Vice President and Executive Elder along with NACM President and founder, Rev Michael Mooney.  It has been an amazing and blessed adventure to minister to fellow ministers!  I love to encourage in fellowship, discuss theological matters as well as present day challenges in ministry, and teach ministry skills courses. I also oversee our NACM Elders and our Chaplaincy Program.

I learn so much from NACM member ministers I get to know and engage with!  This is truly a remarkable fellowship and ministerial association.  I am humbled by the testimonies of how the Lord has worked in so many lives and called so many into ministry.  Will a huge blessing to be part of an organization of Christians who love the Lord, want to be used effectively by Him to reach others and pastor His Flock!

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