Residency Openings/Opportunities

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

Posting 1/18/19

Email(s): (Corpus Christi) (San Antonio) (Tyler)

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Posting 1/11/19

St. Cloud, Minnesota – St. Cloud Hospital is a top-rated, Level II Trauma Center and the largest healthcare facility in the region. The hospital is located on the beautiful shores of the Mississippi River.  We are currently accepting applications for our 2019 Summer CPE Program. The dates of the unit are June 3 – August 16, 2019. The St. Cloud Hospital CPE Program is administered through the Spiritual Care Department and accredited by ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education. No application fee is required.  
For more information or to apply:

St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health CPE Center
1406 6th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 251-2700 x54621

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    Aug-26-2019 – Aug-27-2020

    12-mos Residency, 3 CPE Units

Base Salary: $32,000 + weekly overtime for a 24-hr-duty shift, and full benefits

Residents rotate: medical/surgical units, critical care, obstetrics, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry and rehabilitation.

ACPE Educators:

Peter Poulos

Daniel Silberbusch    


Posting 1/11/19

Sharp HealthCare is the largest health care provider in San Diego. There are a wide range of clinical areas and three ACPE Certified Educators on staff with a diversity of experience and expertise, affording excellent training and education opportunities. 

Now accepting application for:  

Full year residency starting August 26, 2019 – August 30, 2020.  $32,000 stipend.  

Go to for an information sheet and an application. Please email ASAP for more information.

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Posting 1/4/19

Mercy Health St Vincent Medical Center (MHSVMC), Toledo, Ohio
, a 450+ bed major tertiary teaching and regional Level I Trauma center, has an exciting opportunity for four full-time CPE Residents to work with its dedicated Spiritual Care Staff.  Mercy Health St. Vincent, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, has long been a leader in Northwest Ohio at providing quality medical care/education and promoting community development with a bias towards the underserved. The 3-unit residency will run from 8/27/2018-9/07/2019.  The annual stipend is $31,000 plus health benefits.  Tuition is $325.00 per unit. Prerequisites: Minimum of one unit of CPE required; M. Div preferred.  Program Educator: Stephen O’Brien, D. Min.  Application fee: $25.00. To apply, or for more information, contact: Kim McClung, Academic Program Coordinator, Clinical Pastoral Education/Spiritual Care Department, Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St, Toledo, OH 43608 or email:  Phone: 419-251-4650.  MHSVMC’s CPE Program, accredited by ACPE, The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education ( is on the web under careers at  Preference given to applications received before March 4, 2019.

Posting 12/21/18

Posting 12/21/18

This second-year post-masters fellowship at the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC) is accredited by the ACPE.  According to VA policy, fellowship funding can be provided only to students who are U.S. citizens.  There are four fellowship positions available each year. The program requires one unit of ACPE CPE in order to apply.  Students must have four units of ACPE CPE when the program starts in October.  This is a unique opportunity to spiritually care for Veterans in an environment solely dedicated to mental health and substance abuse. |  Download Brochure

Posting 12/14/18

Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, AZ

Dates: June 3 – August 16, 2019
No Stipend.  Free Housing

Year-long:  Three Units of Level I & II CPE
Dates: August 19, 2019 – August 28, 2020
Stipend: $36,400/year and paid time off.  Low cost of living.  
One previous unit of CPE required.  

Inquiries/Applications to:  Kofi Adzaku, ACPE Certified Educator, (928) 336-3065; or email:

Posting 12/10/18

Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX is currently accepting applications for a 2019-2020 Certified Educator Candidate (CEC) position. The CEC position begins March 1, 2019 with annual stipend support at $35,000.00.  For requirements and additional information visit and click About/Division-of-Mission-and-Ministry/Clinical-Pastoral-Education or contact:

Rev. Mark Hart at or (210) 297-9759
Rev. Steve Saunders at or (210) 297-9756.

Download CEC application at  

Send completed CEC application and $35 fee to
Baptist Health System
Department of Clinical Pastoral Education
730 N. Main, Suite 212
San Antonio, TX 78205

Posting 12/7/18

Morton Plant Hospital Association Inc (MPHA) CPE Program—located in beautiful Tampa Bay—Clearwater, FL—has opportunities available for residents:

Residency: there are opportunities for five residents to serve at Morton Plant Hospital.  The three unit residency runs 8/12/19 through 8/14/20. Stipend: $35,000 plus benefits.  Tuition: $225 per unit. Prerequisites: minimum of one unit of CPE required; connection to a faith group; a master’s degree in theology/pastoral care preferred.  

Interns: Accepting applications for Summer Intensive CPE which runs May 20—August 2, 2019. Tuition $450

To apply: Application fee: $30.00.  Send to Rev. Connie Bonner, CPE Manager, C/O MPH Pastoral Care Dept MS #44, 300 Pinellas St, Clearwater, FL 33756, phone (727) 461-8045 or email  

Visit our web page at

Posting 12/7/18

Phone: 715-838-1475

Posting 11/30/18

Jackson Health System, Miami, Florida is an integrated healthcare delivery system, which consists of its centerpiece, Jackson Memorial Hospital; Jackson South Medical Center, Jackson North Medical Center, Holtz Children’s Hospital, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, a network of UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers, multiple primary care and specialty care centers; two long-term care nursing facilities; and a team of Corrections Health Services clinics.  One open Residency position is available to begin January 2019.  Three units are offered during the 12 month period.  Residents receive a stipend of 26,500 plus health insurance benefits.  Qualifications: Mdiv degree or equivalent, faith group endorsement, satisfactory completion of 1 unit of CPE.  Send application and $25 application fee to: Rev. Jacqueline Kelley, ACPE Certified Educator, Jackson Health System, Pastoral Care Services, 1500 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 (305) 585-2529;

Posting 11/30/18

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, Iowa
2018 – 2019 Clinical Pastoral Education

We have been offering CPE for over 50 years. Come learn in our Adult Level I and Pediatric Level II Trauma Center hospitals. Spiritual care is well integrated and valued as part of holistic health care. 

Residency 2019-2020
August 12, 2019 – August 21, 2020 

$30,000 stipend; benefits; domestic partner coverage; paid days off; books/materials provided. Requires 1 unit of Level I CPE; MDiv or equivalent; on-site interview; $1000 annual tuition

Summer CPE 2019
May 28, 2019 – August 9, 2019 
On-call meals, books/materials provided, free parking & public transportation. No application fee. Tuition is $1000.

Apply to: Spiritual Care
Phone: (515) 241-6411 ∎ Email:

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is accredited to offer Level I, Level II, and Supervisory CPE by The Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. One West Court Square, Ste. 325, Decatur, GA 30030. (404) 320-1472;

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines does not discriminate based on age, race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

Posting 11/30/18

Posting 11/30/18

The Religious Life Department, Deaconess Hospital Inc., Evansville IN:  We are offering five Residency positions to qualified applicants. This is a four-unit residency (September 3, 2019 to August 28, 2020) which includes a $25,000 stipend, health insurance at group rates, 20 paid days off (includes 6 paid holidays), a fitness center and free housing for unaccompanied applicants. The residency is a 40 hours/week program, plus on-call duty. Tuition is $300.00 for first unit and $200.00 for each subsequent unit. Completion of a prior unit of Clinical Pastoral Education is definitely preferred. ACPE Certified Educators: Chuck Doughty and Peggy Matacale. For more information contact:  (812-450-2260) and visit

Posting 11/30/18


Posting 11/16/18

At St. Luke’s University Health Network
we are proud of our success! We are an expanding network, committed to enhancing our Spiritual Care as we grow!

We offer competitive benefits and a stipend of $34,680
 for the 2019-2020 CPE Residency Program

We offer:

  • Four full-time residency positions  for August 26, 2019-September 4, 2020
  • A healthy work/life balance in the heart of beautiful Lehigh Valley
  • Employee benefits package with health insurance,
    holidays, and paid time off
  • Employee health, fitness and nutrition, and an on-site organic farm
  • A positive educational environment where you become part of multi-disciplinary care teams. Service Line specialties include:  Cancer Care,
    Level I & II Trauma, Intensive and Critical Care, Palliative Care, Neuroscience/Stroke and Cardiovascular.
  • A place at the table in Pastoral Care alongside seasoned staff chaplains and community clergy, CPE Summer and Extended interns, where our care is focused on patients, families and staff. We are integrated in network initiatives: pain management, compassion satisfaction/fatigue prevention, integrative health, and end-of-life care.
  • Our Pastoral Care staff participates in our 24/7 on-site on-call coverage with you. We are equal-opportunity learners in our department!


Our ACPE-accredited CPE center is located in our St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem campus, with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and the St. Luke’s School of Nursing, the oldest continuously-running nursing school in the country. St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at multiple hospital campuses and more than 200 sites in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, NJ. We are ranked 4 stars by CMS, and are ranked top 100 in Watson Health Analytics.

Contact Rev. Lynne Mikulak, ACPE Certified Educator, 484-526-4773
Visit our website:

Posting 11/16/18

The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center
in Columbus, Ohio, is accepting applications for a three-CPE unit, year-long, full-time residency program (8/19/19 –8/12/20).  Eight chaplain residents work with a team of staff chaplains in this Level I Trauma Center, a 1300-bed academic medical center. Residents share on-call responsibilities, cover designated clinical units, and gain specialty experience. Previous accredited unit of CPE required; M.Div. or equivalent degree preferred. Annual compensation totals $30,500 plus benefits; no tuition.  Contact Dept. of Chaplaincy and CPE, at 614-293-8791, or at to submit completed ACPE application with $25 application fee via email or US mail; or for more information go to

Posting 11/16/18

2019-2020 CPE Residency Opportunities @ Kettering Health Network in Dayton Area of Ohio

KHN Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Center is accepting applications for persons interested in clinical ministry training per ACPE Standards.  Our twelve months program offers three units of CPE credit at each of the two Campuses (Grand View Medical Center and Kettering Medical Center).  CPE Residency program Curriculum at KHN is focused on patient care in an acute care setting, their families, and staff. The program also integrates research literacy into the practice of spiritual care, in any setting.  ACPE Educators are Dr. Moses Taiwo and Chaplain Mark Feldbush. 

CPE Programs and Dates for 2019-2020
Summer Intensive - Level 1 CPE Unit: June 03 – August 09, 2019
Fall Extended - Level 1 CPE Unit: Sept 09, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Year-long:  Three Units of Level I & II CPE
Dates:  Sept. 03, 2019 – August 28, 2020
Stipend: $33,000/year and paid time off.  Low cost of living in the Dayton Area.  
One previous unit of CPE is required.  

How to Apply:  
For more information or to apply call:   (937) 395 8640, and download an application at our CPE website:  Please send completed application along with a non-refundable fee of $25.00 
email:, and/or mail: Kettering Health Network CPE Center, 3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429 

CPE at Kettering Medical Center Network KHN is accredited by ACPE, Inc. (One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030; (404) 320-1472;

Posting 11/16/18

Centura Health CPE System Center in Colorado-offers CPE Residency positions (part-time and full-time) and Intern units (full time and extended units) at our CPE sites in Colorado. Our Centura-wide CPE days provide opportunities to network with CPE peers and Certified Educators at all sites.

CPE sites (all in metro Denver area) include:

Apply directly to each site.

Visit our web page at:

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Posting 10/5/18

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI, is a faith-based psychiatric hospital offering mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential settings.  Our 3 open Residency positions begin August 26, 2019.  3 units are offered over 12 months.  Residents receive a stipend of $30,400 plus full-time benefits.  Qualifications:  MDiv degree or equivalent, faith group endorsement, satisfactory completion of 1 unit of CPE.  Send ACPE application and $75 application fee by February 1, 2019, to:  Rev. Kathy Bird DeYoung, ACPE Certified Educator, Pine Rest CPE, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548; (616) 281-6363 x2831;

Posting 8/29/18

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