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.

HR Primer Certificate For Those in the Church Workplace

This online certificate program addresses the growing need to assist parish and school personnel, tasked with HR responsibilities, by equipping them with the fundamentals of key human resources disciplines, geared to our Catholic workplace. Working with the diocesan HR directors, NACPA customizes this six-week certificate course to meet your needs and priorities.

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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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