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Last Updated on February 16, 2018


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 8/13/18 through 8/16/19. Stipend: $34,000 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 29—August 10, 2018.

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 2/16/18 or Laura Kelley at 715-838-1475 or

Posting 2/16/18

Posting 2/16/18

VA MIDWEST HEALTH CARE NETWORK is now accepting applications for the following programs:

Full-Time Residencies in St. Cloud, MN & in Sioux Falls, SD
Full-Time Second Year Mental Health Specialty Fellowships in St. Cloud, MN

Programs run Oct 1, 2018 – Sept 30, 2019 and include health benefits and paid time-off.
Stipends are $29,904 in Sioux Falls and $31,978 & $34,642 in St. Cloud.

For more information please email or call 320.255.6386

Posting 2/16/18

Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City CPE Program has openings for the 2018 summer, full-time program (May 29 - August 9, 2018) and the Extended part-time program September 10, 2018-April 29, 2019. Information and application at  

Inquiries may be made directly to the Director of Pastoral Education, Rev. Marc Giedinghagen, or (816) 932-2180. A strong CPE program in a progressive city. 

Posting Date 2/09/18

Posting Date 2/09/18

Contact Danni Bowens: or 215-456-3996

Posting 2/01/18

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Earn a Master of Science (MS) in Patient Counseling at the same time you are doing a CPE residency at Virginia Commonwealth University.  At VCU, all of your CPE requirements earn both ACPE credit and academic credit.  In your one year of CPE with us, you can successfully complete 3 units of ACPE certified CPE™ and receive your MS in Patient Counseling. Your CPE/Master of Science curriculum – in addition to traditional CPE content -- includes semester-long courses in clinical ethics, chaplaincy research literacy, spiritual care leadership, and preparation for Board Certification as a chaplain.  Your clinical experience will be in an urban level-one trauma center offering experiences in the emergency department, surgery, medicine, cardiology, pediatrics, women’s health, psychiatry, corrections (prison ministry) -- and in palliative care and organ donation protocols.  Our faculty are national and regional leaders in specialized ministry through publications, research/research grants, plenary and workshop presentations, and elected office.  

Resident salary is $47,500.  Benefits include paid time off and low-cost healthcare insurance.
(804) 828-0540

Department of Patient Counseling
School of Allied Health Professions
Virginia Commonwealth University
1200 East Broad Street
PO Box 980664
Richmond, VA 23298

Application deadline is June 30, 2018.  Note:  the application deadline for international students without a valid visa permitting them to work in the USA has passed.

Posting 2/01/18

Posting 2/1/2018

Clinical Pastoral Education Programs
Temple, TX

Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas is recruiting for the 2018-19 CPE Programs. Programs available are:
•         1st year Residency (Sept 2018 – Aug 2019)
•         Extended Unit (Jan 2019 – May 2019)
•         Summer Intensive (June 2018 – Aug 2018)           
Our innovative Residency program offers 4 units of CPE in a calendar year including competitive stipends and benefits. $30 application fee is required. CPE at Baylor Scott & White is accredited by ACPE, Inc. (One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030; (404) 320-1472;
The Resident Chaplain will provide high quality, comprehensive pastoral care and spiritual comfort to patients, their families and staff members. Ministry includes crisis intervention, short term counseling, sacramental services, listening ministry, grief work, ethical interdisciplinary teams and liaison with clergy and congregations to provide optimal pastoral care. The ideal candidate will exhibit the highest level of pastoral professionalism in the areas of listening, ministry, grief work and ethical decision making.
•         Endorsement for CPE by appropriate ecclesiastical authority
•         Completion of one unit of CPE in an ACPE, Inc. accredited training center (Resident Program only)
•         Pastoral experience or equivalency preferred
•         Good communication and interpersonal skills required
Download CPE application from and send completed application to: Misty Ballard, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Pastoral Care MS 01-108, 2401 South 31st Street, Temple, TX 76508. For more information contact Misty Ballard at 254-724-1181 or

Posting 2/01/18

Come to the Valley of the Sun for CPE! 
Banner-University Medical Center, Trauma 1 CPE Center (Level I and II) 
1111 E. McDowell Rd; Phoenix, AZ 85006; 1-Yr Residency, Stipend+ Full Benefits Supervisor: Rev. Katherine Tang 
Contact: (602) 839-4324;

Posting Date 2/01/18

The Center for Spirituality and Health at Mount Sinai in New York City welcomes applications for the 2018-2019 CPE residency.  Our outstanding residency offers 3 units of CPE and includes a stipend of $35,000 plus benefits and 29 paid days off. The residency begins on 7 /16/18 and ends on 7 /12/19. There is a $100 application fee. Successful applicants receive a full scholarship and pay no tuition. 

The Mount Sinai Health System combines the Icahn School of Medicine and seven hospital campuses to provide the highest quality health and spiritual care throughout the New York City metropolitan area. 

For more info and to apply:­-education/ clinical-pastoral-education 

Posting Date 2/01/18

Posting 2/01/18

The Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati, Ohio is accepting applications for 2018 CPE Internships. Summer Intensive: May 21- August 6, 2018; 40 hrs./wk. Fall CPE:  August 20 - December 10, 2018, 25-32  weeks. Interns share on-call duties with some evening and/or weekend coverage. A downloadable ACPE application is available in the section of the webpage called “Forms” at For more information contact Yvonne Valeris, ACPE Certified Educator, at phone number 513-585-2266, or e-mail:

Posting Date 2/01/18

Posting 1/17/18

University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO 
Clinical settings include Trauma, Palliative Care, Oncology, Women and Infants, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Organ Transplant, Addiction Recovery

Level I – Summer Intensive – Apply by 3/1/2018
June 4, 2018 – August 17, 2018
Share balanced call rotation with peers
Tuition $1,200

Resident positions – Apply by 2/15/2018
August 20, 2018 – August 23, 2019
Share balanced call rotation with peers
$41,600 salary plus benefits and paid time off

Specialized Residency offers experience in Palliative Care 
August 20, 2018 – August 23, 2019
Share balanced call rotation with peers
$41,600 salary plus benefits and paid time off

ACPE Accredited Center for Level I, Level II and Supervisory Education is offering Levels I and II.
Certified Educators: Rev. Julie Swaney; Rev. Heather Weidemann

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at:

Fort Collins CPE – Fort Collins, CO – A Satellite of the University of Colorado Hospital: 

Resident positions
New program combining a range of clinical settings
September 4, 2018 – August 30, 2019
Clinical setting in campus ministry (Colorado State University), senior care (Columbine Health Systems), and hospital ministry (Poudre Valley Hospital – UCHealth)
$35,000 salary plus benefits and paid time off
Offering Level I and Level II CPE
Certified Educator: Peter Strening
To verify dates contact Peter Strening, 970-817-1409, 

Posting 1/17/18

Posting 1/17/18

Santa Monica, Burbank, & Tarzana California: Providence Health & Services California Center for CPE is offering one year (Sept 2018 - Aug 2019) and six month (March 2018 – Aug 2018) stipended CPE Residencies. Specialties included Trauma Care, Pediatrics, Palliative Care, and Community Care. Please Contact: Bryan Ferry 818-847-3353,

Posting 1/17/18

Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, AZ is accepting applications for Three Units of Level I. year-long, CPE Residency: August 20, 2018-August 18, 2019. Tuition is $1,500/yr.

Stipend: $22,500/year, plus allowances of$800/month housing, and $300/month medical insurance; low cost of living. One previous unit of CPE required. Clinical responsibilities include 2 nights of on-call per week and/or weekend coverage. Application deadline: February 15, 2018.

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

Posting 1/17/18

Posting 1/17/18

Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, Texas is offering a 4-unit residency program with opportunities for training in a hospital system including a new state of the arts adult teaching hospital, a major pediatric medical center, a behavioral health hospital and various community clinics. 

2018-2019 Residency Program (14 positions) 
Program Dates: Sept. 4, 2018 - Aug. 23, 2019 
Tuition per unit: $350 
Stipend: $30,196 plus employee benefits 

Program information and application forms may be found at

Posting 1/04/18

Email: or call: 859-323-4140

Posting 1/3/18

Posting 1/3/18


Posting 1/3/18

Princeton HealthCare System

Consider joining our first cohort of 4 CPE Residents from June 2018 to June 2019.

Come and learn person-centered, multi-faith care of the soul in a state of the art hospital and in a multi-faith department in Central NJ.

Email completed residency applications to

Posting 1/3/18


Posting 1/3/18

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 September 2018– September 2019.  $32,000 stipend.  

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

Posting 1/3/18

Posting 1/2/18

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 27, 2018.  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, 2018, to:  Rev. Kathy Bird DeYoung, ACPE Certified Educator, Pine Rest CPE, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548; (616) 281-6363 x2831;

Posting 12/15/17

Posting 12/15/17

Contact Ryan Tidball: 316-962-2353 or

Posting 12/7/2017

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 (8/20/18 –8/16/19). 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 Melissa Riley, Office Associate, 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 8/1/17

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