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Last Updated on November 22, 2019

Posting 11/22/19

Welcome! We are a multi-site, fully accredited CPE program in Nashville, Tennessee.  From hospitals to hospice we offer a wide range of pastoral experiences to better enhance learning and pastoral growth.

Saint Thomas/Nashville CPE Partnership is accepting applications for a three-CPE unit, year-long, full-time residency program. Six chaplain residents work with staff chaplains at one of five sites in the Nashville Metroplex. CPE Residents share on-call responsibilities, cover designated clinical units, and gain specialty experience.

Residency Program (9/14/20 –8/27/21). 
Full-time plus some on-call time
Stipend $35,568/yr. plus co-pay health benefits 
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Theology, Spirituality or related field preferred.
One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by ACPE is required. 
Ordination or equivalency in faith group is preferred.
Student receives three units of ACPE- CPE upon satisfactory completion
Tuition: Self-pay $160 per unit. Institutions Pay $1,000 per unit for academic credit.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Deposit upon acceptance into program (applies to tuition) $100

Contact us: 
St Thomas/Nashville CPE Partnership
Saint Thomas West Hospital
c/o Pastoral Care Department
 4220 Harding Road, Nashville TN 37205
Phone: (615) 222-6602

Posting 11/22/19

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:

Clinical Pastoral Education Fellowship - White City

Posting 11/15/19

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 (8/17/20 –8/20/21).  Eight chaplain residents work with a team of staff chaplains in this 1500 bed Level I Trauma and 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, with additional overnight and weekend oncall shift differential pay, plus benefits; no tuition.  Contact Imani Jones, CPE Program Manager, at 614-293-6850, or For application information go to

Posting 11/8/19

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Posting 11/8/19


Posting 11/1/19

2020 ~ 2021 CPE Residency Program at Community Regional Medical Center 

Community Regional Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Community Medical Centers – a private, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Fresno, California. We are the largest healthcare provider and private employer in Central California, 3rd largest hospital system in California and measure up with top hospitals nationally. With 685 beds, we are home to the only Level 1 Trauma and comprehensive burn centers between Los Angeles and Sacramento, our 56,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in the state and are home to an 84 bed Level 3 NICU with a brand new pediatric specialty care unit. Future plans include building a women and children’s facility on campus and expanding with 65 additional beds. Our hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. We’re affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility and have trained 3,000 Medical Doctor’s to date plus remain investing in research and training grants. 

In CPE residency program, you will be part of these diverse experiences in Central California and be part of an engaging, dynamic and effective training program with an ACPE Certified Educator. 

Residency – Community Regional Medical Center (2823 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721)
August 31st 2020 – September 4th 2021 

6 full time positions with on-call available 
Four (4) CPE units 
Hourly pay of $18.27/hr or $38,000/annually + call pay 
First day medical, vision, dental and health savings account available 
Quarterly tuition of $600 per unit of CPE ($2,400 annually) 

High School Diploma or G.E.D. - required 
Bachelor’s Degree - required 
One (1) year of Masters of Divinity or equivalency – preferred 
One unit of ACPE certified CPE – preferred 

Rev. Ki Do Ahn, ACPE Certified Educator 
Phone: 559.720.7102 || Email: 
Posting 10/25/19

Email: or call: 713-441-6067

Posting 10/25/19


Posting 10/25/19

San Antonio and Houston

Are you a Veteran with a MDIV and a heart for ministry to Veterans?

San Antonio VA (Audie Murphy VA Medical Center) has 3 first year and 3 second year, full-time, stipended, CPE Residencies, beginning June 22, 2020 and ending 52 weeks later.  

Houston VA (Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center) is developing a similar program, though stipends will not be announced until later in 2019.

If you are interested in either San Antonio or Houston (or both), please contact me. You will receive information about stipends and how to apply.

James E. Duke, DMIN, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator  

Posting 10/18/19

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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.