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.

Upcoming Events

September 30th ~ 2 PM ET October 1st ~ 2 PM ET

Free Webinar: Must Know HR Information The Supreme Court's July 8 Decision on the Ministerial Exception and What it Means for Religious Employers

Members-Only: NACPA On Demand:
Vital Discussions for Today's HR Issues
Session I: Wearing Many Hats

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2021 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 - March 2021, 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 three, 1-hour webinar sessions that will be followed by 45-60 minute structured-discussions with the instructor.

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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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