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.

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For over 50 years NACPA has played an essential role in advancing Human Resources management in the Church by offering a special community and specific support to its members. NACPA constantly strives to live its Mission, Vision and Values and only succeeds with the help of the active Board of Directors, dedicated Committee Members, valued partners, long-term sponsors and via gifts, no matter the size, from those who understand the value of NACPAWe are grateful for your support as we look forward to serving as an advocate and supporter of Church HR for the next 50 years.


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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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