This series, hosted by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), is designed to help chaplains with no prior experience learn to read and understand research. It will also introduce research-literate chaplains to important research that will inform their chaplaincy practice and their ability to advocate for its benefits.

A Tapestry of Chaplaincy Research and Practice

presented by

Rev. Marilyn J. D. Barnes MS MA MPH BCC

Cate Michelle Desjardins MDiv

Rev. Shelley Varner-Perez MDiv BCC


This APC-sponsored course is presented as five 60-minute webinar sessions from 1-2pm CDT. While there is a common theme for all the articles in the series, each session will be complete in itself, so participants may register for one, several or all five sessions. Visit the APC website for more information and to register.

Session 1 – September 25, 2018

Session 2 – November 13, 2018

Session 3 – January 8, 2019

Session 4 – March 12, 2019

Session 5 – May 14, 2019

The series is designed to help chaplains with no prior experience learn to read and understand research. It will also introduce research-literate chaplains to important research that will inform their chaplaincy practice and their ability to advocate for its benefits.

The aims of the WJC are:

  • To provide participants with resources that can help them critically reflect upon and advance their chaplaincy practice.
  • To provide participants with resources that can help them advocate for the importance of chaplaincy care.
  • To help chaplains develop and maintain research literacy, including the ability to critically read research and where appropriate apply the findings in their professional practice.