Residency/SES Openings (Sorted by Posting Date)

Last Updated on February 15, 2017

Posting 2/15/17

The Partnership for Clinical Pastoral Education: Morton Plant Mease Health Care (MPM) and Suncoast Hospice (SH)—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 and two residents to serve at Suncoast Hospice.  The three unit residency begins 8/21/17 (MPH) and 8/14/2017 (SH) through 8/17/18. Stipend: $30,000 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 2017 which runs May 30—August 11, 2017.

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  

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Posting 2/1/2017

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 28, 2017.  3 units are offered over 12 months. Residents receive a stipend of $29,000 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 March 1, 2017, to:  Rev. Kathy Bird DeYoung, CPE Supervisor, Pine Rest, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548; (616) 281-6363 x2831;

Posting 2/1/2017

Mayo Clinic CPE, Rochester, Minnesota
– Three resident positions beginning September 5, 2017 through August 31, 2018, three units of CPE spread out over a 12-month residency.  Residents are offered a broad array of clinical opportunities, which include medical and surgical subspecialties, diverse intensive care unit ministries, organ transplantation, a children’s hospital, a psychiatric hospital, hospice, and a level 1 regional trauma center.   Two different hospital campuses make this a uniquely powerful learning environment.  Mayo Clinic health and dental benefits are available to Residents at reasonable rates.   The Resident stipend is $29,800 for 12 months.  There is no tuition fee.  Application Deadline is March 31, 2017.

For program information or to apply, visit our website:

Contact: Heidi Durland, CPE Residency Program Administrative Assistant. Email: Phone: (507) 266-7275 

Posting 2/1/2017

Providence Health & Services, California Center for CPE. Residency positions available for the Los Angeles-area “South Bay Program” CPE group meetings in Torrance. Clinical placements at Providence hospitals in Torrance, and San Pedro. Residency runs from late Aug. 2017 – late Aug. 2018. Stipend $31,500, plus medical benefits and on-call pay. Contact Teleso Satele, 310/303-6156,

Posting 2/1/2017

Providence Health & Services, California Center for CPE
. Residency positions available for the Los Angeles-area “Valley & West Side Program.” CPE group meetings in Burbank. Clinical placements at Providence hospitals in Burbank, Tarzana, and Santa Monica. Residency runs from late Aug. 2017 – late Aug. 2018. Stipend $31,500, plus medical benefits and on-call pay. Contact Bryan Ferry, 818/847-3353,

Posting 2/1/2017

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Posting 1/17/2017

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 (8/21/2017- 8/17/2018). Eight chaplain residents work with a team of staff chaplains in this Level I Trauma Center, a 1300 bed academic medical center. Residents share oncall responsibilities, cover designated clinical units, and gain specialty experience. Previous accredited unit of CPE required; M.Div. preferred. Stipend of $30,500 plus benefits. Contact Jeff Holman, CPE Program Manager, at 614-293-4529, or at to submit completed ACPE application with $25 application fee via email or US mail; or for more information go to .

Posting Date 1/17/2017

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Earn a Master of Science (MS) in Patient Counseling while completing 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 CPE as well as 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 experience in the emergency department, surgery, medicine, cardiology, pediatrics, women’s health, psychiatry, corrections (prison ministry) -- and in palliative care as well as organ donation protocols. Our faculty is comprised of national and regional leaders in specialized ministry through publications, research/research grants, plenary and workshop presentations, and elected office.

Resident salary is currently $47,500 but the stipend for 2017-2018 will be finalized later this spring. 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, 2017. Note: the application deadline for international students without a valid visa permitting them to work in the USA has passed.

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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, a member of Mercy Health, 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 8/28/2017-9/07/2018. The annual stipend is $30,000 plus health benefits. Tuition is $325.00 per unit. Prerequisites: Minimum of one unit of CPE required; M.Div preferred. Program Supervisors: Stephen O’Brien, D. Min, and Sr. Janet Ryan, IHM. Application fee: $25.00. To apply, or for more information, contact: Kim McClung, Academic Program Specialist, Clinical Pastoral Education/Spiritual Care Department, Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St, Toledo, OH 43608 or email: (underscore after Kim). Phone: 419-251-4650. MHSVMC’s CPE Program, accredited by ACPE, ( ) is on the web under educational opportunities at .

Posting Date 1/17/2017

Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City, MO
is seeking CPE students for a 10 Month, Part-Time, On-Line Extended Unit. Face-to-face class time occurs once a month on a Friday or Saturday with additional monthly classes and individual supervision on-line. The clinical sites include: congregations, hospitals, retirement homes, hospice, etc. Open to seminarians, clergy, spiritual leaders and lay persons.

Website:  Send applications to Marc Giedinghagen, Spiritual Wellness, Saint Luke’s Hospital, 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111 or

Posting Date 1/17/2017

Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN is receiving applications for the 2017-2018 Residency Program.

The Residency program is located on the Academic Health Center campus in downtown Indianapolis. ). The Academic Health Center is a large multi-campus metropolitan academic hospital in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The campus is comprised of three hospitals: Methodist Hospital (Level I Trauma Center, ICU’s, Transplant), University Hospital (Chronic Disease, Cancer, solid Organ Transplant), and Riley Hospital for Children (Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Specialty Referral center). Student benefits include:$33,280 stipend; health, dental, and vision insurance, domestic partner coverage; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; clergy housing allowance designation (if ordained); free parking; and 28 paid-time-off days, which include holidays and sick days. Tuition is $300.

Contact Frank Impicciche at 317-944-7415 or . Submit electronic applications to For more information about Indiana University Health, see

Posting Date 1/17/2017

Seton Healthcare Family
Clinical Pastoral Education
Austin, Texas

Seton is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health Network in the U.S. It is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas.

2017-2018 Residency Program (14 positions)
Program Dates:  Sept.5, 2017-Aug. 24, 2018
Tuition per unit:  $350
Stipend:  $30,196 plus employee benefits

Program information and application forms may be found at

Posting Date 01/03/2017

Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Hospital in Eau Claire, WI: 4 Resident positions for 2017-18 in an ACPE Level I & II Residency Program. Three units are offered with four integration weeks in each unit for ministry and reflection. One Resident may be a Second Year Resident. Innovative curricula for First and Second Year Programs. Orientation & Program: 8/28/17-8/31/18. Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire Hospital is an integrated healthcare organization, a member of the Mayo Health System, and a Level II Trauma Center. Residents participate in daily patient staffing, active on-call ministry and may specialize in oncology, cardiac, neuroscience, and dialysis. The stipend is $29,000, plus benefits, paid time off and a supportive staff. Eau Claire is the gateway to northern Wisconsin and offers four-season outdoor activities, events at UW-EC, and Minneapolis-St. Paul is 90 miles to the west. Contact: Rev. Laura J. Kelley, Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire Hospital, 1221Whipple Street, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4105, 715-838-1475, Email:

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Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, CA. CPE resident openings for the August 2017 residency year at this expanded, cutting-edge, Los Angeles-area trauma center Magnet Hospital. Receive diverse, intense clinical experiences, along with education focused on both personal and professional development, including preparation for chaplaincy board certification. Providence Health & Services, California Center for CPE is accredited as a system CPE center, with placements in six LA-area medical Centers. For information about the Holy Cross program, contact Rev. Ramona Cass at; 818-496-4966.

Posting Date 12/15/2016 or

Posting Date 11/01/2016

The Center for Spirituality and Health at Mount Sinai welcomes applications for eight positions in the 2016-2017 CPE residency.

Our outstanding CPE residency offers three units of CPE over 12 months and includes a stipend of $30,000 plus benefits. The residency begins on 7/17/17 and ends on 7/13/18. 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:

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