CHA/NACC Spiritual Care Survey Analysis
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00pm EST
This strategic webinar invites Brian Smith from the Catholic Health Association (CHA) and David Lichter from the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) to summarize and interpret the data from the 2018 joint CHA/NACC Spiritual Care Survey, which continues longitudinal analysis of both individual and spiritual care department trends. The session will provide an analysis of the data as well as look at larger trends and challenges to the discipline. The aims of this webinar are to: 1) share the latest data on the state of spiritual and pastoral care departments as well as the chaplain population and 2) provide an analysis of the data and look at the larger trends and challenges to the discipline.
David Lichter is the current Executive Director of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). Along with this overall leadership, Mr. Lichter provides education and retreat programs on spirituality of leadership, chaplaincy and church, workplace spirituality, respecting religious diversity at end of life, and the profession of chaplaincy to NACC members and other spiritual care leaders. He also represents the NACC to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, professional chaplain organizations and other community agencies.
Brian P. Smith is vice president of sponsorship and mission services for the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). Prior to his appointment in July of 2019, he was CHA’s senior director of mission innovation and integration, a position he held since 2012. As vice president of sponsorship and mission services, Mr. Smith leads and oversees the association’s Mission Services department, which focuses on mission integration, leadership formation, theology and ethics, ministry formation and sponsorship.
Lex Tartaglia, D. Min. is the Senior Associate Dean at the College Health Professions and Katherine I. Lantz Professor of Patient Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is an ACPE Certified Educator and Board Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Prior to his present position, Lex served as Chair of the Department of Patient Counseling from 1996-2008 and Director of Pastoral Care for the VCU Health System from 1996-2007. He continues to serve the VCU Health System as Co-chair of the Ethics Committee. He has served on the editorial board of Chaplaincy Today and currently is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, the Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, and the Journal of Religion and Health.