2014 Chaplain of the Year

The 2014 NCCA Chaplain of the Year Award was presented to Karen Moore, Director of Chaplaincy Services at Aldersgate Retirement Community at the NCCA Spring Meeting held at Blowing Rock Conference Center.

Karen Moore Chaplain of the Year

Karen has served as a chaplain in a variety of settings including hospital, hospice, community, and is currently the chaplain for Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte, NC. Karen demonstrates exemplary service in each of the criteria set forth for Chaplain of the Year. Her nomination was submitted by Chaplain Cathy Hasty and many colleagues sent letters of support. Excerpts from those letters include:

“Karen’s love and compassion for senior residents is palpable. The manner in which she goes about her work is at a pace and with a tone that continually offers calmness and grace.”

“Her compassion, work ethic, and commitment to excellence were always present.”

“Karen has faithfully served our elders, their families and our staff with a commitment and dedication to caring that truly comes from her soul.”

“As part of the overall leadership team, she is simply willing to dive in and help in whatever way she is needed.”

“Her expertise in serving on mid-year evaluations, peer reviews for chaplains, the NCCS executive committee, APC leadership positions has benefitted me as a professional colleague…I am honored to work with someone who is respected and admired locally and nationally in professional chaplaincy.”

It was an honor to read the stories and words of affirmation that came in to support this Karen’s nomination. She represents the very best in the qualities we promote for professional chaplaincy and in the North Carolina Chaplains’ Association! Congratulations Karen!