Prayer for CBF-Endorsed Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors —Celebrating Spiritual Care Week
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Prayer for CBF-Endorsed Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors —Celebrating Spiritual Care Week

By Renée Owen Loving God, It is a holy experience to journey alongside another,invited into the sacred space of another’s story. Often unknowing of what the day may hold,our CBF-Endorsed Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors enter their specialized settings,to see, to experience, and to walk beside peoplewho are experiencing crisis, grief and loss, pain and suffering. … Continue reading

Celebrating Spiritual Care Week 2022
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Celebrating Spiritual Care Week 2022

By Renée Owen Spiritual Care Week is celebrated the last week of October as a time when we highlight the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors.  It was first designated in 1985 by the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”).  This year’s theme is “Relevant and Responsive in Times of Crisis” and invites … Continue reading

Representation Matters: CBF chaplain becomes first woman to direct Air National Guide Chaplain Corps
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Representation Matters: CBF chaplain becomes first woman to direct Air National Guide Chaplain Corps

By Grayson Hester  Leah Botona Boling woke up the week of June 21, 2021, to discover something she’d never experienced before: In her country of origin, the Philippines, she was trending on social media. From one Pacific Island, Hawaii, to another, Boling was making headlines. As well she should. Three days before – on Juneteenth, … Continue reading

Spiritual Care Week 2021: You Helped Me Feel Whole Again
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Care Week 2021: You Helped Me Feel Whole Again

By Veronica Martinez-Gallegos As a CBF-endorsed chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Education (“CPE”) Educator, CBF has impacted my ministry in ways I never imagined. After two decades in congregational ministry, my horizons expanded since I completed my CPE internship. After a few days through the hospital corridors, my focus changed and I found myself on a … Continue reading