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.

2023 Annual Living Wage

Annual Living Wage 2023 Updates Available for PDF Purchase

If you are a NACPA member, this is complimentary and can be found on your Member Home page after you login.

NACPA’s annual estimate of the "living wage" i.e., the minimum pay rate necessary for adult workers to maintain a basic living standard. The 2023 national figures shown are effective for the federal FY2023 which began October 1, 2022. NACPA provides a comparison between the Living Wage and the minimum wage for each state. The State Minimum Wages are effective January 1, 2023.

For information on other NACPA benefits and becoming a NACPA member Individual Annual Membership is $195 ($205 beginning January 1, 2023) please visit NACPA Membership.

Buy Now - 2023 Federal and State Living Wage - $165 

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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