East Central Region, ACPE
Student and Career Openings


  • Manager of Chaplaincy

IU Health North Hospital

IU Health North Hospital is a full-service hospital. With dedicated pavilions for surgery, women, children and emergency care, IU Health North brings together physician offices, inpatient beds and operating rooms in a 170-bed hospital with an attached medical office building. IU Health North is part of the IU Health System which is the largest and most comprehensive health care system in Indiana. Closely linked to the nationally respected Indiana University School of Medicine, IU Health combines excellence in patient care, education, research and service to improve the health of our patients and the communities in which we live, work and raise families. IU Health North has a current need for a Manager of Chaplaincy. The role of the Manager of Chaplaincy is to provide spiritual and pastoral care to patients, their support persons, hospital staff and administration, and to associated caregivers such as area physicians and local clergy. Manager may also provide ethical consultation and educational services to students and internal and external communities. This position reports to Chief Nursing Officer and VP Patient Care.

Job Requirements:  Requires Masters of Divinity degree or equivalent knowledge, knowledge of pastoral care, spirituality, and healthcare. Also requires knowledge in the field of theology, moral and bioethical issues in healthcare and social and behavioral sciences along with the ability to lead quality improvement initiatives. Must be certified or in the process of receiving Certification by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education as a Supervisor. Must complete ACPE Supervisor certification within two years of hire date. Candidate should have knowledge of state and national regulatory agency guidelines and laws relative to assigned are and knowledge of diverse religious traditions and the ability to minister to persons with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Please apply online at www.IU Health.org.


  • Residency program

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 fimpicci@iuhealth.org. Submit electronic applications to fimpicci@iuhealth.org. For more information about Indiana University Health, see www.iuhealth.org.


  • CPE residents

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: kim_mcclung@mercy.com (underscore after Kim). Phone: 419-251-4650. MHSVMC’s CPE Program, accredited by ACPE, (acpe.edu) is on the web under educational opportunities at www.mercyweb.org.


  • Chaplain Residents

Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw, Michigan
Our CPE Center is accepting applications to one of our 3 programs: 

    • Year-long Residency (8/21/17 to 8/24/18): $32,000/year + benefits & NO tuition 
    • Summer Intensive (6/5 to 8/19/2017): $650 tuition
    • Super-Extended (1/16 to 6/30/2017):  New this year!  $650 tuition

$35.00 application fee payable to Covenant HealthCare to accompany all written materials submitted.  Visit our webpage at www.covenantpastoralcare.com for more information about our program and our department, which serves one of the largest, most comprehensive health care facilities in east central Michigan.  Covenant HealthCare, a 600+ bed hospital, serves the needs of the 20 counties of the Great Lakes Bay Region (visit http://greatlakesbay.com and click on “PLAY”), and the Upper Peninsula as a regional neo-natal center.  Students primarily minister on our main campus which receives patients from Covenant’s many inpatient and outpatient facilities.  All offer extraordinary care, in a setting where the natural beauty of the area revives the soul.  Our CPE program offers a good value for a fun and transforming educational experience.  Call CPE Program Manager, Heather Collins at 989-583-4279 or email her at hcollins@chs-mi.com with questions.


  • CPE Supervisor

The Detroit Medical Center CPE Center has an opening for a CPE supervisor. The position is currently part-time, with the opportunity for the development of a system-wide center and some creative partnerships in the area. The need is for an educator who is committed to urban ministry with an interest in population health with connections to faith-based initiatives. For more information, contact Judy Schlueter, Manager, Spiritual Care Services, Sinai-Grace Hospital, 6071 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI, 48235.  313-966-4455.


  • Chaplain Residents

Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN
Five CPE Residencies https://www.deaconess.com/cpe. The Religious Life Department is offering five Residency positions to qualified applicants. This is a four-unit residency (August 28, 2017-August 24, 2018) which includes a $23,600 stipend, health insurance at group rates, generous paid-time-off, a fitness center and free housing for unaccompanied applicants. The residency is a 40 hours/week program, plus on-call duty. Tuition is $300.00 for first unit and $200.00 for each subsequent unit. Completion of a prior unit of Clinical Pastoral Education is strongly preferred. Supervisors: Chuck Doughty and Peggy Matacale. For information contact: peggy.matacale@deaconess.com / chuck.doughty@deaconess.com or call 812-450-2260.


  • Staff Chaplain

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Has an opening for a full-time chaplain providing pastoral care and spiritual support to patients, family members/significant others and staff. This is a day position focusing on Trauma Services. This person will become part of an eight person team (5 staff chaplains, 2 CPE residents and department director) who provide comprehensive pastoral services in a well-integrated department of pastoral care.
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center is a member of the OhioHealth family of faith-based, not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare services. OhioHealth has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the nation’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for seven consecutive years. OhioHealth Grant Medical Center is an urban tertiary care medical center and is Ohio’s busiest Level One Trauma Centers.
Minimum qualifications include:

  • Graduate-level theological degree (Master of Divinity or equivalent) from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (www.chea.org).
  • Documentation of current endorsement or of good standing in accordance with the requirements of his/her own faith tradition.
  • 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education

Apply on line at: www.ohiohealth.comand send a resume to: orin.newberry@ohiohealth.com


  • Chaplain Student
  • OhioHealth, Columbus, OH

OhioHealth is pleased to offer a four month extended unit of CPE from January 9, 2017 through April 26, 2017.  In this unit, students will meet as a group for a total of 8 hours each week. (Monday and Wednesday 8a-12 Noon).  Students will also have a weekly one hour session of individual supervision to be scheduled in negotiation with the supervisor. In addition to this class time, students will engage in a pastoral ministry for at least 20 hours each week.  Tuition is $700 for OhioHealth ministry placements, or $800 if ministry hours are completed in other approved ministry settings. Please direct all inquiries to Rev. Mike Oskin, CPE Program Manager at, Michael.Oskin@ohiohealth.com or call (614) 566-5307.  An application fee of $25.00 is required.


  • Staff Chaplain

Baptist Health Louisville, KY
Requirements are: Master of Divinity, four units of CPE, ordained, endorsed by student’s denomination and a Board Certified Chaplain or working toward Board certification through the Association of Professional Chaplains.  Contact Jackie D. Ward, Director of Pastoral Care, Baptist Health, 502-897-8801 or Jackie.Ward@bhsi.com.


  • CPE Program Manager

Franciscan Health, Indianapolis, IN
Franciscan Health Indianapolis is seeking an experienced and creative CPE Manager to implement an innovative CPE program in our central Indiana hospital. The initial accreditation work has been completed culminating in a successful site visit. We are now ready to move forward with a program that will include extended CPE, summer CPE, distance learning, and the use of our state-of-the-art simulation center. We are seeking an individual who is eager for the opportunity to develop an innovative program making use of all of the available technology. This dynamic CPE program will be conducted in the context of Franciscan Health with its long and deep spiritual heritage.   Candidates for this position should hold certification as an ACPE Supervisor or Associate Supervisor and have 3-5 years’ experience as a CPE Supervisor and CPE program management. Ability to cooperate and work with others on a professional level is essential. We are seeking an individual with understanding of a hospital organization, procedures, and the fast pace of changes in health care along with familiarity with the Ethical and Religious Directives that govern Catholic Healthcare. Relocation assistance is available.
Spiritual Care Department staffing consists of a Director, 12 full-time staff members, and part-time staff who provide 24/7 in-house coverage at the Indianapolis campus and 24/7 coverage at our Mooresville and Carmel hospitals. To apply: Please submit resume to Teri Dick, Recruiter, at Teresa.Dick@FranciscanAlliance.orgor call at (317) 528-8242 with questions. To apply, please visit us online at www.FranciscanHealth.org/Careersand use job ID: 50404.


  • Chaplain Residents

The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Now accepting applications for a three-CPE unit, year-long full-time Residency program (August 21, 2017-August 17, 2018).  Eight chaplain residents work alongside a team of staff chaplains in the Level I Trauma Center, a 1300-bed academic medical center devoted to patient care, education, and research.  Residents share on-call responsibilities, cover designated clinical areas for most of the year, and have opportunities to learn about many specialized clinical areas. 
Required:  One previous accredited unit; M.Div. preferred.
Benefits: Stipend of $30,500; health/dental insurance purchase option; paid vacation days.
Submit completed ACPE application with $25 application fee to Jeff Holman, 614-293-8716; Jeffrey.holman@osumc.eduor go to http://wexnermedical.osu.edu/cpe. On-site interview expected; interviews begin in January, 2017.


  • Chaplain Residents

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI
Now accepting applications for three open Residency positions (August 28, 2017).  Three units are offered over 12 months.
Qualifications: M.Div. or equivalent; faith group endorsement; satisfactory completion of one unit of CPE.
Benefits: Residents receive a stipend of $26,000 plus full-time benefits.
Send ACPE application and $75 application fee by February 1, 2017 to Rev. Kathy Bird DeYoung, CPE Supervisor, Pine Rest, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, 49548; 616-281-6363 x 2831; Kathy.birddeyoung@pinerest.org.


  • Director of Pastoral Care

Beverly Hospital, Beverly, MA
The Director of Pastoral Care at Beverly Hospital is retiring in January, 2017.  For more information, contact: Sr. Sara-Ann Buckley, SND, 978-922-3000 x 2791; sbuckley@nhs-healthlink.org.


  • Couples and Family Therapy / Counseling

2nd Year Residency Position
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Qualifications: successful completion of a CPE Residency and will have successfully met, or will be ready to meet a consultative committee for moving to Level 2 CPE Outcomes, which will be the foci of these 2nd year residency positions.  Stacy Kenney, M.Div., BCC, 216-791-3800 ext. 3408.


  • CPE Supervisor

Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN
Formal Education Required:

  • Master of Divinity Degree or equivalent advanced theological degree with at least six units of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education.


  • Ordination by an established faith group or denomination and endorsement for specialized ministry.


  • Two to three years pastoral care experience in a healthcare facility.


  • Certified Supervisor or Associate Supervisor in the ACPE; Board certification in APC not required, but a plus.

Interested candidates can apply online at www.LutheranHealth.net/careers; click on Lutheran Hospital; click “Show Criteria” button; Enter Job ID: 1640673; click Apply.  For more information, contact Victor Kolch, VKolch@lhn.net.


  • Supervisor, Pastoral Care

TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
For more information, contact Robin Morrison, Employment Marketing Specialist at 513-862-3659 or at robin_morrison@trihealth.com.


  • CPE Educator

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Position Overview
The CPE Educator supervises Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) interns and residents who are placed in various locations within our regional health system. S/he plans and implements programs of CPE and facilitates the development of this ACPE center in accordance with ACPE standards, providing leadership with accreditation reviews, etc. S/he fosters relationships with seminaries, community clergy, and others, helping to market the Center’s CPE program to its various communities. S/he also provides interfaith pastoral ministries to patients, patients’ visitors, and staff associates, and serves as a resource in decision-making regarding ethical issues as well as Advance Directives.  The CPE Educator reports to the Regional Director of Pastoral Care
Master’s level degree in theology or related field required; Master of Divinity and/or post graduate study desired; ACPE Certification as Supervisor or Associate Supervisor; Certification (or certification eligible and working toward certification) as a Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the National Association of Jewish Chaplains is preferred; Previous experience supervising CPE residents desired; Three or more years working as a staff chaplain in an acute care hospital setting preferred
Please contact Rev. William (Bill) Foster, Regional Director of Spiritual Care at 734-712-3803 or at William.foster@stjoeshealth.organd see our webpage: www.stjoeshealth.org/pastoral


  • CPE Supervisor

University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems
The University of Michigan Hospital and Health System is currently seeking a CPE Supervisor to establish a Clinical Pastoral Education program. 

  • ACPE certification as an ACPE Supervisor or Associate Supervisor; M.Div. or equivalent graduate degree from a Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) accredited institution that includes theological, spiritual, and/or religious studies; 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education as offered by either ACPE or NACC, Board Certification or eligibility as recognized by the Spiritual Care Collaborative of APC, NACC, ACPE, and NAJC preferred
  • Faith group endorsement
  • Chaplaincy experience in a medical setting
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

How To Apply:
Interested persons may apply online at www.umjobs.organd if you have any questions, please contact Rev. Lindsay Bona at bonal@med.umich.edu.


  • Director of Spiritual Care and CPE

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is a progressive healthcare system in the Big Bend area of North Central Florida.  The CPE program started over 10 years ago and received full accreditation in 2014.  The center would like to begin a Residency program and move toward offering Supervisory Education.  Both of these have been presented to the Administration and they have unqualified support.  This will be a place where the Director will have the support of nursing administration as well as the medical education department.
The Department is part of the Department of Patient Centered Care and receives support from the Board of Directors Committee on Patient Centered Care.
For more information or to submit resume:  Delbert (Jim) Stapleford, Director of Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education, 850-431-1155, Jim.Stapleford@TMH.org.

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