Our Mission

The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) promotes leadership in human resources, finance and administration that models Gospel values, promoting justice in the workplace.

To accomplish our mission we promote comprehensive church personnel systems which integrate Catholic social teaching and sound management principles; strengthen working relationships among Church leaders, ministers and employees; develop church personnel and human resource skills and competence and commit to excellence through Gospel values.

Giving to the NACPA 50th Anniversary Campaign

For 50 years NACPA has played an essential role in advancing Human Resources management in the Church. To celebrate this milestone, we are pleased to announce our 50th Anniversary Campaign to raise $50,000 for future initiatives. We are grateful for your support and encouragement as we look forward to serving as an advocate and supporter of Church HR for the next 50 years.

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2022 Certificate Program for those Moving to 
Human Resources Responsibilities in a Catholic Workplace

This dual master's level CEU program is open to all human resource and business manager professionals assuming parish, diocesan, or religious congregation Church responsibilities. Spread over several webinars/discussions from January 12 - March 2022, it will familiarize participants with Catholic teaching on apostolic mission of the Church, stewardship, and the dignity of work, while highlighting presuppositions that may differ from their previous work environments. Participants will be offered resources to empower them in fulfilling their role in building the Kingdom of God. Comprised of four, 1-hour webinar sessions that will be followed by 45-60 minute structured-discussions with the instructor.

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NACPA Convocation 2022 Registration Now Open 
LIVE in Albuquerque, NM ~ May 1-3, 2022

Layaway Registration Available for Members through Dec 31st

Registration is now open to join together LIVE in Albuquerque for NACPA 2022! Enjoy and learn from 2 Plenaries, 16 Breakout Sessions, HRCI/SHRM Recertification, a Live Exhibit Hall, Networking with your colleagues and more. Learn from HR within the Church experts in tracks of: HR Management, Wellness & Spirituality, Future Workplace, and Law & Compliance.

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Looking for sound counsel and the latest on major HR issues? NACPA has the resources you need, including compensation administration services, administrative & organizational audits, and priests’ & religious institute personnel system services–among others.


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Working in today’s human resources field has become more complex.  Operating with good management practices and Gospel values as anchors has become more vital.  NACPA is the professional membership organization for HR practitioners who see their careers as a ministry and desire to foster ‘workplace justice’ in their organizations.

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