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Last Updated on October 11, 2019

Posting 9/27/19

CPE Yearlong Residents and Summer Interns
St. Luke’s Health System
Boise, Idaho

St. Luke’s Health System is accepting applications for Yearlong Residency (June 1, 2020 – May 21, 2021) and Summer Internship (June 1 – August 14, 2020). All CPE students (including summer students) are hired as employees of St. Luke’s for the duration of their program – salary begins at $15.13/hour plus on-call pay and shift differentials for evenings, nights and weekends. Residents also enjoy an excellent benefits package. Application fee: $25; Tuition: $650 for single units and first residency unit, $350 for subsequent residency units.

Applicants may be sent to:
Rev. Jackie Kelly, ACPE Certified Educator, St. Luke’s Health System, Spiritual Care Department, 190 East Bannock Street, Boise, ID 83712.
(208) 381-2100.

Information and applications may be found on St. Luke’s website:

Education: Bachelors’ degree or 4 years’ relevant experience in lieu of degree.

St. Luke’s Health System is Idaho’s largest employer and most awarded health system, with a medical staff of over 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. Made up of eight hospitals around central and southern Idaho, we are proud to be the only locally owned and operated, physician-led, not-for-profit health system in the state. St. Luke’s has been awarded as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the country for the fifth consecutive year, designated by Truven Health Analytics. We are committed to providing high quality patient care and positively impacting the lives of those in our community. St. Luke’s enjoys an outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and a superior healthcare organization.

Known as the "City of Trees," Boise is Idaho's capital city—both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports.  Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art MuseumJulia Davis Park and Zoo BoiseThe Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails. 

*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.

Posting 9/20/19

University of Louisville Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma and teaching hospital in Louisville, KY, accepts applications for the 2020 residency. Foci include trauma, palliative, interdisciplinary care, and research literacy. Salary is $37,000; Tuition is $400/unit. The residency covers three units from Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2020. Application deadline is Oct 31, 2020. Submit ACPE applications to You may call Les at 502-562-3417.

Posting 9/13/19

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. 3 Residency positions begin August 31, 2020. 3 CPE units occur over 12 months. Residents receive a stipend of $31,000 plus full-time benefits. Qualifications: MDiv degree or equivalent and satisfactory completion of 1 unit of CPE. Send ACPE application and $75 application fee by February 1, 2020 to:  Carolyn Dykstra, Executive Assistant, Pine Rest CPE, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548; (616) 281-6363 x2566;

Posting 8/16/2019

Posting 7/17/19

2020-2021 CPE Residency Opportunities @ Kettering Health Network in Dayton Area of Ohio

Kettering Health Network, formerly Kettering Medical Center Network KHN), is a network of seven Dayton and Cincinnati area hospitals based in Dayton, Ohio. KHN is a five time winner of the IBM Watson 15 Top Health Systems (2009-2017), a recognition of clinical excellence only five other health systems in the nation have accomplished. KHN Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Center is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Residency Program, starting August 24, 2020 to end August 27, 2021. The twelve (12) 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. Base Salary: $35,000, and full benefits. ACPE Educators are Dr. Moses Taiwo and Chaplain Mark Feldbush. For more information or to apply call: (937) 395 8640, and download an application at our CPE website: Please send completed application form and its required parts to us by email:, and/or mail: Kettering Health Network CPE Center, 3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429.

Posting 2/15/19