A leading training center for health care chaplains
Founded and maintained as a faith-based organization, HealthEast Care System understands its mission of providing health care as a calling to offer compassionate service in this world. Chaplains sustain this heritage and identity through their daily ministry. View our brochure
HealthEast provides a unique and rich environment in which to learn Spiritual Care. A variety of settings give students the opportunity to have diverse experiences and tailor their clinical training to individual learning needs. Find out more about HealthEast.
As a part of HealthEast's Spiritual Care department, students function as members of the chaplaincy staff, becoming an integral part of the interdisciplinary care provided throughout HealthEast. Facilities and services where students may serve include:
Each student works alongside a staff chaplain who serves as a mentor for clinical ministry. Each student also regularly leads worship at a HealthEast facility and participates in the Spiritual Care department's on-call system. Through this structure students experience the breadth and depth of ministry as a chaplain.
Students meet regularly as a group to review case studies, discuss issues of practical theology, critique each other's pastoral work and hear didactic presentations. Written accounts of pastoral visits and reflection papers on significant experiences are the focus of these seminars and individual supervisory sessions. Read what former residents have to say about our program.
A track record of excellence
A track record of excellence marks the CPE Program at HealthEast:
- 100% of surveyed graduates indicated they would recommend CPE at HealthEast to others.
- 87% of the past three residency graduating classes have found employment in the field within six months of completing the program.
- 100% of residents surveyed in 2012 rated program components, such as case presentations, curriculum content, supervisory consultation and self-directed learning, as "excellent" or "very good."
- The 2011 accreditation review affirmed the program's 'impressive commitment to providing spiritual care and education in a culturally rich and diverse setting.'
August 26, 2013 to August 22, 2014
The program is conducted by HealthEast's supervisory staff.
Learn more about residency positions
September 16, 2013 to January 17, 2014
For further information, please contact the Rev. Tania Hammer-Luken, 651-232-2041 or send an e-mail.
Learn more about the extended unit program
Tuition is $800 per unit. A surcharge applies for non-HealthEast clinical assignments.
There is no charge to apply and interview for a CPE unit offered by HealthEast. Applications are considered as they are received. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of acceptance into a program.
Get an application
To submit your completed application, you can either:
For additional information or application forms, call 651-326-2000 or send an e-mail.
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The Rev. Scott W. Hinrichs
Vice President of Spiritual Care and Mission
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The Rev. Allen J. Dundek
System Director for Clinical Pastoral Education
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The Rev. Tania Hammer-Luken
System Director for Spiritual Care
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HealthEast Care System is accredited to offer programs of CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103, Decatur, GA 30033; phone number, 404-320-1472.
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