NACPA provides one clear voice for all those serving the Church with HR responsibilities. NACPA membership is the essential component to complement basic SHRM and HRCI support. We help our members see HR through the lens of the Church, resulting in faith-based decisions and promoting justice in the workplace. 

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.

On Giving Tuesday, we appreciate any amount of generous support. Please click the heart to make your impact to NACPA's mission and our members, today.

National Diocesan Survey: Salary and Benefits for Priests and Lay Personnel 2022

The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) conducted this survey, believing that the information helps diocesan leaders provide a more just and equitable work environment for both priests and lay personnel. In an increasingly competitive work place, this data is critical for recruiting and retaining outstanding employees. This includes information about compensation (such as salaries, other taxable cash and non-cash income) as well as benefits and support (such as time off work, insurance and retirement benefits).  

The survey was designed and implemented by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University. Out of 171 arch/dioceses in the United States included in the final contact list, 117 arch/dioceses (68%) provided usable responses.

Purchase the 2022 National Diocesan Salary Survey

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.


50th Anniversary Giving Form


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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