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Continuing our Work when our Faith and World Change

The 2014 QPCC Annual Conference will be held at Quaker Hill Conference Center, Richmond, Indiana.  We will gather from Thursday, September 18 through Sunday, September 21

This year's conference will be led by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland. We will explore together the changing landscape of faith and its effect on our work.

Many of us went into our work as therapists, counselors, chaplains, pastors, spiritual directors and healers out of a sense of call. Our identities and careers were shaped by the faith from which our calls emerged. Years later, many of us find ourselves in the same professions while our contexts and our senses of meaning have changed, sometimes subtly and sometimes dramatically. How do we see ourselves now? How do we do our work with integrity in the midst of change?

QPCC brings together long-time friends Philip Gulley and James Mulholland who are well known for the two books they co-authored: If Grace Is True and If God Is Love. The paths they have walked to make meaning in their lives have paralleled, intersected, and diverged from one another. Together they will explore this year's conference theme, Sailing in Shifting Seas: Continuing our Work when our Faith and World Change.

To register for the conference, click here.


Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling has come through a transition from a ministry of Earlham School of Religion to a free-standing, self-governing organization. We hope that all Friends who are involved in aspects of pastoral care (whether professional chaplains, members of Ministry & Counsel, or practitioners of alternative healing modalities) or counseling (whether psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, other mental health professionals, spiritual directors, or administrators) will become part of QPCC as we continue to change and grow.

Of special importance to our members since QPCC began is our annual conference. There are at least two good reasons to come.

  • First, you'll find much more than a professional conference. Most of us experience a sense of belonging that we seldom find in our day-to-day professional lives. The conference can be a time of connection and deep refreshment, as well as stimulation and professional development.

  • Second, for members who need CEUs, the conference is a wonderful opportunity to obtain hours in an atmosphere that is congruent with your beliefs and sense of call.

We would love to welcome you as a member. To read about the benefits and find out how to join, click on Membership.