A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Mailing Address: American Correctional Chaplains Association

P.0. Box 5345, Bozeman, MT  59717

Telephone: (406) 581-4013


Email: Go to ‘Questions or Inquiries’ Section



FACEBOOK PAGE: ACCA American Correctional Chaplains Association



There are two articles of interest - both authored or coauthored by ACCA Past President, Rev. Vance Drum, that are very good resources for anyone involved in correctional chaplaincy.  I highly recommend them to everyone!

[The Faith Factor and  Inmate Peer Ministry]


Rev. Norma Gillom

President, American Correctional Chaplains Association or




Please note that Pastoral Care Week is October 24 - 30

If you would like to contribute a prayer or thoughts on Pastoral Care, particularly for Pastoral Care Week, please click on "Questions or Inquiries" above and send in your prayer or thoughts.  We're happy to publish them here for the week and through Thanksgiving.


Advancing Spiritual Care Through Research



God of all tenderness and compassion, hear your servant prayer.

God, you have called us to serve, with reverent love, joyfulness, and a deep sense of justice. You are infinitely powerful and need nothing, and yet in your wisdom and love you have entrusted to us to continuing your mission in this broken, beloved world. to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, touch the sick with your healing balm, console the sorrowing, visit the prisoners, welcome the stranger. Guide us in this time of shadows. Keep us from despair when we see that there is no peace in our cities, daily shooting, disease, and no security in our places of higher learning. Lift our eyes toward you that we may see your face shining on us and walk in your light. Comfort with your presence those who are living in the shadow, of grief, shattered by the loss of children, parents, spouses, friends, and colleagues. Give assurance to all who are missing loved ones that the living and the dead are in your care, certain of being joined again in the unbroken circle.

We pray today especially for those who serve as pastoral caregivers.  Our Hospital chaplains, Prison Chaplains, Arm Forces Chaplains, in Hospice Chaplains, Workplace Chaplains, and those chaplains who serve the mentally ill, and Chaplains in institutions of Higher Learning.  Lift them up and equip them with every gift, inspiration and blessing that they need to bring your consolation and healing touch to all in need.  Set their hearts on fire with love for you, that they may give freely of these talents. Grant your healing blessing to us all, patients, family members, those imprisoned, family of those imprisoned, those on the smokey battlefield and the staff, administration in workplace, to the glory and praise of your Name.  Master this is your servant's prayer.  Amen.


Rev. Norma J. Gillom, President American Correctional Chaplains Association,

Senior Chaplain / Reentry Coordinator Arkansas Department of Correction.