John C. Carr, a long time CASC/ACSS member based primarily in Edmonton has been honoured by having a special edition of the JPC&C dedicated to him. John has had decades of close connection with the Journal, and worked to advance the field of research and spiritual care in Canada, USA, India and New Zealand throughout his long career. We congratulate John on his life time of contributions to our profession and wish him the best in retirement. Editor-in-Chief of the JPC&C, Terry R. Bard offers words of commendation to John below.
“This special issue is also composed as a Festschrift honoring The Reverend Dr. John C. Carr. Dr. Carr retires this year from his long service to the Journal of Pastoral Care Publications, Inc. and his lifelong commitment and contribution to the field. His ongoing leadership, determination, insight, and foresight have contributed to the strength of the pastoral/spiritual counseling movement. He has written, taught, mentored, and guided many chaplains and pastoral/spiritual counselors. He has provided sensitive, broadly informed compassionate care for those he has counseled over the years. Dr. Carr has served as an axis mundi for all in the profession. We offer this first special issue of The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling in his honor and with gratitude.” JPC&C Special Edition