New York State Association of Protestant Chaplains

New York State Association of Protestant Chaplains Information

The New York State Association of Protestant Chaplains strives to ensure the welfare of those engaged in professional religious ministry to institutionalized and deinstitutionalized persons in New York State. We are not inclusive of Chaplains serving NYS’s agencies and welcome all non-state employed Chaplains to become NYSAPC members as well. The Association gathers for an annual education conference and gives direction and perspective to the mutual ministries of its members.

There are different categories of membership with an appropriate membership fee based on employment, etc. The types of membership and fees are explained on the Membership Form linked below.

2023 NYSAPC Membership Form

Annual Membership Fees may be paid online at the link below or a completed membership form and check may be sent to the office of New York State Council of Churches at 85 Chestnut St. Albany, NY 12210.

Click here to pay APC Annual Membership Fee


Register for the 2023 Protestant Chaplains Education Conference on Tuesday, October 3 - Thursday, October 5, 2023 in Albany, NY.

This year's Protestant Chaplains Education Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Express at 16 Wolf Road in Albany, NY 12205.

This Conference warmly welcomes all chaplains and volunteers seeking support, education and collegiality, who work in any chaplaincy setting—hospitals, jails, prisons, children's and youth facilities, mental health, disaster-preparedness ministries, state, county and state institutions to name a few.

Purchase your $185 registration here for the full conference and catered meals for Tuesday dinner and lunch and dinner on Wednesday. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast, for Wednesday and Thursday mornings. This price also includes a $40.00 registration fee.

Deadline for registrations is September 15.

If you prefer to pay with a check or if you plan to attend a portion of the conference, please use the form at this link.

This registration does not include your hotel arrangements, you will be making those on your own. The hotel rooms will be $124 per night, and the deadline to reserve your room is September 10, 2023. Please call the hotel directly at 518 459-3600 and mention the block of rooms reserved for the New York State Council of Churches Chaplain Conference. You may also register for a room using the link below - be sure to enter the dates, Oct. 3 and 4, and click on search to receive the discounted rate for the block of rooms.

We look forward to being together October 3-5, hope to see many of you there!

New York State Association of Protestant Chaplains Planning Team

Rev. Dr. Cris Mogenson

Rev. Dr. Michael Ojewale

Rev. Dr. Frank Souffrant

Rev. Kim Osorio

Rev. Peter Cook

2023 Registration Form for October 3-5 Chaplains Education Conference

New York State Association of Protestant Chaplains Officers - Elected October 2021

The Reverend Dr. Shiela McCullough, President

The Reverend Dr. Cris Mogenson, Vice-President

The Reverend Dr. Michael Ojewale, Secretary

The Reverend Kim Osorio, Treasurer

The Reverend Frank Souffrant, At-Large Officer

Past Events –

Agenda for 2022 Chaplains Conference

2021 Annual Education Conference for Chaplains was an online event October 12, 2021

Theme: Healing Historical Trauma and Cultural Wounds

Please click here to watch the video of the presentation from The Rev. Dr. Marcos Miranda

Please click here to watch the video of the presentation from The Rev. Dr. Klon Kitchen

Please click here to watch the video of the presentation from Dr. Vikki O'Connor PhD, LCSW

More information is available here.

Our 2020 Annual Education Conference was held online with speakers, conversations, etc. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Protestant Chaplains Education Conference October 2020 Agenda and more information here.

Equity and Inclusion Power point from 2020 Conference

Transference vs. Counter-Transference Power Point from 2020 Conference

Contract, Community, and Covenant Power Point from 2020 Conference