The Commisson on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS) Network met in Alexandria Virginia on January 10-11. The OCA has been a COMISS member since 2005, celebrating ten years! COMISS is a network of credentialing bodies, endorsers, those who employ chaplains, and those representing VA and military chaplaincy.
This year's presenter was Matt Bloom. Matt Bloom is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame where he leads the Wellbeing at Work Program. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He gave three presentations focusing on well-being in the pastoral realm.
A significant part of these gatherings is the opportunity for networking among participants. Please watch on our website for some developments emerging from discussions over these past few days.