Information Updates and Opportunities for NCCA Members

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Dear NCCA Members,


This has been an incredibly difficult year to say the least. As we are moving into 2021, I would like to share the attached “Blessing.” While we are still in the thick of it, I encourage you to continue to find places of SIMPLE JOY and to know you ARE ENOUGH.


There are a number of changes within our Executive Committee of which I would like to make you aware.


1)      Kathy Turner has served us well as our NCCA Treasurer. She has worked hard and with much heart. During Kathy’s transition from serving as our Treasurer, we will have a brief vacancy in that role. Kathy, thank you for all of the unexpected hard work you have put into this role. You have helped us dig deeper and I believe we will be better for your having served us! We look forward to continuing to serve you as an NCCA Member.

  1. Kathy has helped us to highlight opportunities and expectations of the role of treasurer that seem burdensome. Our Executive Committee has voted to contract with a financial organization to help us organize our finances and streamline our processes. We are excited about this opportunity and feel it is a wise step for our organization and will help move the expectations of the treasurer’s role to be much more realistic.
  2. As we are streamlining our processes, please let our Executive Committee know if you are interested (or know someone interested) in becoming our new treasurer. We believe the intentional work we are doing will help that role be smooth and manageable for someone wanting to “have a part in the organization.”

2)      Sara Stratton has served as the co-chair for our Journal Club and will be stepping away from that position the end of 2020. We thank Sara for the ways she has contributed to our continuing education. She is creative and hardworking! Sara, thank you for serving with such depth and we look forward to continuing to serve you as an NCCA Member.

  1. If you know of someone who would like to serve as a co-chair for our Journal Club, please let our NCCA Executive Committee know as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to help with the education and dedication to research for our new and experienced chaplains.

3)      We are grateful for the intentional and compassionate work Wanda Burton-Crutchfield has put into her role as NCCA’s Admin Coordinator. Wanda loves this organization; her heart and advocacy consistently shown through her dedication to our membership and the NCCA Executive Committee. Wanda’s contract in this role will conclude on December 31, 2020. We thank Wanda for her hard, compassionate work and look forward to serving her as an NCCA Member.

4)      Sherry Waters will begin her contract as the new NCCA Admin Coordinator on January 1, 2021. We have been intentional in our search and interviewing to find the right fit for our organization at this time and in this place. Please see Sherry’s bio.

Sherry Waters is a Personal Stewardship Coach/Practitioner who is passionate about increasing awareness on community stewardship and personal responsibility. She coaches individuals on being better stewards of everything with which they’ve been entrusted. Through IEnate, LLC – an agency in which she and her husband are Co-Partners – Sherry inspires others to use their talents, resources and skills to live their lives serving others and the community. She opened The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary – a sacred herbal tea lounge – in July 2019.  Sherry’s vocational career has been in the fund development/marketing field for several Charlotte nonprofit organizations – including the YMCA, Communities in Schools, The Harvest Center and Supportive Housing Communities. A former chaplain for Carolinas Healthcare System, Sherry infuses her spiritual care experiences as a chaplain and complementary integrative wellness support in the stewardship coaching that she provides. She has had the opportunity to work and volunteer in the nonprofit arena for over twenty five years in Charlotte; and she serves on several community boards – including the McCrorey YMCA, Fashion & Compassion and Novant Health’s CPE Professional Advisory Group (which she serves as chair). She has her Masters of Practical Theology/Pastoral Counseling & Care from Pfeiffer University, a B.A degree in Communications from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; and her certification in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. Sherry is a Christian Spiritual Companion/Community Chaplain, where she helps direct individuals in spiritual formation and vocational direction. Her life verse comes from the Biblical scripture, “to whom much is given, much is required.”

Please let me know if you have any issues and/or concerns. I thank you ALL for your hard work this year. It has taken heart, survival, tenacity, depth, and courage!


With Deep Gratitude,


Rebekah Ramsey, M.Div., BCC, ACPE CE

NCCA President

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