Notes from the Treasurer

Anthony Turndrup
AAPC Northwest Region Treasurer

My name is Anthony Terndrup and I have been called to serve as Treasurer for AAPC Northwest. I have been a member of the association and region for over 20 years. From 1996 to 2013, I provided clinical pastoral psychotherapy at the Pastoral Counseling Center of the Mid-Willamette Valley in Corvallis, Oregon. During those years, I often attended our association conferences and regularly attended our regional conferences. Previously, I served as our local Vice Chair for a two-year term.

In July 2013, I accepted a new challenge to manage the clinical mental health program for Lutheran Community Services Northwest in McMinnville, Oregon. As clinic manager, I was initiated into a brave new world of administrative supervision for publicly funded mental health services. Additionally, I answered a call to teach Pastoral Care to the pastoral ministry graduate students at the University of Portland. In 2015, I started a pastoral counseling consultation group with a clinical psychologist for local pastors. From 2013 to 2017, I retreated from active participation in AAPC on both the association and regional levels to attend to these new roles and responsibilities.

In January 2017, the curtain rose on the third (and final?) act of my vocational drama. My spouse, Tom, was approaching retirement from the State of Oregon and we anticipated moving to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington. As I was unprepared to stop working and wanted to invest my talents in our new community, I accepted a half-time mental health counseling position at Compass Health - San Juan Islands. Tom completed his tenure in public health and moved to join me in February. We have found a welcoming home at the local Episcopal church and among the friendliest association of neighbors. We enjoy hiking up and down Turtleback Mountain and around the lakes in Moran State Park. We look forward to hosting friends and colleagues in our guest studio.

With additional time to reflect and reconsider my commitments, I returned to attend the regional fall conference at Seattle University in October 2017.

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State and a certified Fellow in AAPC. My qualifications for Treasurer include undergraduate studies in accounting (one course short of a minor concentration), a teaching assistantship in a community college accounting lab, budgetary accountability at the Pastoral Counseling Center and Lutheran Community Services, and bookkeeping for my faith community in McMinnville.

Thank you for trusting me with this leadership position. I look forward to serving you with honesty and integrity.