Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) was established as a service of the General Conference in 1985 and became a department in 1995. The Department is directed by a qualified ordained minister with chaplaincy experience. The Director is assisted by an associate who is also an ordained minister with chaplaincy experience. The Director also serves as the senior endorser and secretary for the General Conference ACM Committee. The Associate Director represents the ACM Department on accreditation and certification boards and serves as the secretary to those bodies.
All aspects of the General Conference ACM Department’s activities, programs, services and work come under the jurisdiction of the General Conference ACM Committee. The ACM Committee’s “Terms of Reference” delineate its functional responsibilities and level of authority.