Membership

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion helps healers, helpers, and the general public better care for patients, parishioners, and themselves.

Join our professionally diverse fellowship and enjoy


PROFESSIONAL


Professional membership is open to care professionals who are members of Eastern Orthodox Christian parishes in North & Central America.

Professional Members work as healers and helpers in many fields:

  • Emergency response
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Social services
  • Ethics
  • Theology
  • Ministry
  • Chaplaincy
  • Assisted Living
  • Hospice
  • Other specialties

ASSOCIATE


Associate membership is open to all individuals currently unable to apply for Professional Membership. Welcome! Christ is in our midst.

Associate Membership is open to individuals of all backgrounds:

  • Orthodox Christian care professionals living outside North and Central America
  • Oriental Orthodox Christians
  • Care professionals of other faiths
  • Non-caregivers who work alongside caregivers
  • Professionals who work outside health and wellness
  • Students

MEMBER BENEFITS

1. Networking, Collaboration, Publication

OCAMPR is expanding and developing membership benefits in 2021 and 2022 to include more members-only networking, collaboration, leadership, and publication opportunities. Upcoming ministries:

2. Reduced Annual Conference Admission

Professional and Associate Members enjoy reduced admission to the annual OCAMPR conference held every November. Past event video and audio recordings of lectures and workshops are available free to the general public on YouTube in partnership with our friends at Ancient Faith Ministries.

3. Optional Membership Directory Listing

Professional and Associate Members may choose to be listed publicly in our global Member Directory. Directories are shared as PDF files with members and the general public and do not include personal contact information, such as addresses and phone numbers, or a map.

4. Leadership Opportunities

Professional and Associate Members are encouraged to run for office. Positions are held for two years.

  • Professional Members may vote and hold all leadership positions except Associate Chairperson.
  • Associate Members may not vote, but they may hold office as Associate Chairperson.

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

Professional Members must be members of parishes under the jurisdiction of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, because the Assembly of Bishops has ecclesial oversight over OCAMPR. Professional Membership is open to care professionals in the fields of medicine, psychology, and religion.

Individuals who do not meet ecclesial or professional qualifications (such as students, non-caregivers, and applicants whose parishes do not fall under the Assembly of Bishops), are welcome to join OCAMPR as Associate Members.

ANNUAL DUES

Important Dates

  • July 1 – Membership year begins
  • Early November – Annual conference

Annual Dues

OCAMPR welcomes everyone to participate fully in all our ministries. Professional and Associate Members are encouraged, but not required, to pay the full annual membership fee of $150 per year.

“Pay What You Can” Flexible Membership Dues

If you are a new or returning member with limited income, please feel free to apply a coupon code.

  • 50DOLLARSOFF – $50 off one full price $150 annual membership
  • 100DOLLARSOFF – $100 off one full price $150 annual membership

Limit one coupon code per membership per year.