Sr. Anita “Tita” Lapeyre, RSCJ died December 4, 2017 at the age of 79. A real leader and visionary in the field she was an USCC/NACC Supervisor, ACPE Certified Educator, and founder of the Center for Urban Ministry CPE Program in San Diego, CA. After her ACPE Center closed about five years ago, she retired to the Religious of the Sacred Hearts Retirement Community south of San Francisco where she served as Director of Spiritual Care for her community’s aging sisters. The funeral mass was December 16, 2017 in the chapel at the Oakwood Retirement Center, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA.. 


ACPE Certified Educator Emeritus Robert (Bob) Eades passed away December 4, 2017 with his wife Delores and twin daughters Donna and Carol by his side. Condolences may be sent to 7373 East 29th Street North, #V 103, Wichita, KS 67226. The service will be January 6, 2018, 2:00pm, at College Hill United  Methodists Church in Wichita, KS. More details will be posted here.

Michael Quesada
was a CPE resident at Christus Spohn CPE Center in Corpus Christi, TX, died unexpectedly on October 18, 2017. Michael had been to seminary in preparation to become a priest and was continuing to discern his call to ministry. Michael was a genuine, caring, and compassionate person with a great sense of humor. He is survived by his father, Manuel Quesada; brothers, Manuel Quesada, Jr., Oscar (Leslie) Quesada and Patrick Quesada, and sister, Gloria Quesada.


It is with sadness that we share news of the death of The Rev. Dr. Richard Liew. Richard suffered a cardiac event and with it a catastrophic fall from which he was unable to recover from while visiting his condo in Arizona. Life support was withdrawn on September 20, 2017. Richard served as an ACPE Certified Educator in the Eastern Region for most of his career, starting CPE programs at then Westchester Medical Center Westchester Division (psychiatric hospital), and later at Episcopal Health Services (EHS) in Long Island.

A reflection from Rev. Dr. Steven Voytovich, a colleague of Richard's for nearly thirty years: "We first me when I was still in seminary, doing field education at United Hospital in Port Chester where he had just arrived. He got me so fired about CPE that I brought several classmates back.  In our few hours a week he orchestrated a clinical training experience where we wrote and presented verbatims. He also sought to be a resource to the seminary I was attending. I was hooked on CPE from that experience. "


Rev. A. Marlin Stene, Age 88, of Edina Passed away surrounded by family on May 9, 2017. Marlin was born one of twins on the family farm near Emmons, MN and Lake Mills, IA. He graduated from Emmons High School, attended Luther and St Olaf colleges, graduating from St. Olaf in 1950, majoring in history. He pursued his calling to the ministry, graduating from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, after serving his internship at Chetek Lutheran Church in Chetek, WI. While still in seminary, Marlin was introduced to his future wife of 61 years, Arlene (Nelson), by his sister, Viola. Marlin's first pastoral call was to St Paul's Lutheran Church in Manitowoc, WI.

In 1956 he moved to Beloit, WI to pastor a new home mission parish, Calvary Lutheran. In 1962 he undertook Clinical Pastoral Education training at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL and was selected to undergo additional training as a CPE Instructor. In 1964, he moved his family to Minneapolis, MN and served as Chaplain and CPE Instructor/Supervisor at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital until 1980. He then served as Chaplain and CPE Supervisor in St. Paul at Bethesda Hospital, which post-mergers ultimately became HealthEast. He ended his chaplaincy career as the Vice-President of Pastoral Services and Mission Effectiveness at HealthEast, retiring in 1992.

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Reverend Allan William Reed of Buckingham Township died on April 24, 2017 at Doylestown Hospital after a brief illness. He was 88 years old and the loving husband for 55 years of Martha (Marty) MacFarlane Reed until her death in 2006. Born in Swanton, Ohio, he was the son of the late John and Nora Trumbell Reed.

Allan graduated from the University of Toledo and Bexley Hall, the Kenyon College Seminary in Gambier, Ohio and later attended the University of Michigan for a degree in counseling. He was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood on January 21, 1956. He served parishes in Toledo and Michigan before becoming director of chaplaincy and supervisor of Massachusetts General Hospital's Clinical Pastoral Services for many years. He was author of Problems of Impending Death: Concerns of the Dying Patient and His Family.  

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We send our thoughts and prayers to ACPE Certified Educator Mica Togami, whose father passed away Friday, October 20. 

Oz Anderson's granddaughter passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017 from complications due to cancer. Her celebration of life was held on June 16, 2017 at Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfied, MN. Oz is a Retired Certified Educator and was a long-time Regional Director of the North Central Region. Please keep Oz and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Phil Summerlin's son passed away on Sunday, July 30th - going to glory after a hard fought battle with cancer. His celebration of life was held on Tuesday, August 1st. Phil Summerlin, a retired ACPE Certified Educator, was formerly the Director of Chaplaincy and CPE at Eranger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.


Congratulations to ACPE Certified Educator Peter Yuichi Clark, a 2017 recipient of the PRIDE Award from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). PRIDE Awards are given to individuals and teams who represent UCSF’s core values of professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence. The annual awards dinner hosted by UCSF’s Chancellor, the Dean of the School of Medicine, and the CEO of UCSF Health was held on August 30, 2017.

Peter also received good news this week regarding his treatment for cholangiocarcinoma. You can read more and send Peter a message via his Caring Bridge