was successfully added to your cart.


CPE and Chaplaincy

CPE Residency Year, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, CA

By | CPE and Chaplaincy, Jobs in Ministry

John Muir Health is accepting applications for the September 5, 2017-August 31, 2018 Clinical Pastoral Education residency year. John Muir Medical Center, Concord is a 245-licensed bed hospital with a diverse patient population. We are known for our orthopedic and cardiac care and busy Emergency Department. In addition to the main campus Chaplain Residents have the opportunity for rotations at our Behavioral Health Center and with our Home Health team.

We are conveniently located near the Concord BART station and also provide free parking. Benefits include a $33,000 annual stipend, up to $350 monthly reimbursement for medical insurance, Paid Time Off between educational units, and reduced BART prices. Additionally, tuition is waived for our Chaplain Residents.

For the flyer, which includes application instructions, including how and where to submit your application, please click here.

Mills College Spiritual and Religious Life, Oakland, CA

By | Agencies, CPE and Chaplaincy, Field Education Placement opportunities, Vocare Field Ed Placement Highlight

Mills College is a historically women’s college which has a transgender inclusive policy and offers graduate programs for men and women. Our campus is situated in a beautiful, serene setting in Oakland, CA. It is accessible by car and public transportation (bus).

Mills Spiritual and Religious Life (SRL) is offering a limited number of positions open to seminarians or graduate students in Religious Studies who are interested in supporting spiritual growth and development on a vibrant campus, this includes supporting student groups, offering chaplaincy, supporting interfaith education and learning programs, and more. Completing service-learning/internship/field placements at Mills Spiritual and Religious Life (SRL) offers a unique opportunity to work with an energetic, diverse student body committed to social justice.

Applicants should be interested and comfortable working within a context of spiritual and religious pluralism. SRL at Mills welcomes people interested in spirituality and social change, spirituality and the arts, leadership development, as well as campus ministry/chaplaincy.

Projects and areas of focus will be determined in conjunction with supervisor, based upon the individual’s learning-serving goals, and alignment with mission and goals of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.

Spiritual and Religious Life at Mills College operates out of the beautiful multi-faith chapel and offices at Mills College, and those with field placement will be given a station in the office from which to complete SRL-related work.

Women, people of color, people identifying as LGBTQI, and members of under-recognized/minority religious and spiritual traditions are encouraged to apply.

CONTACT: Dara Olandt, dolandt@mills.edu

STIPEND: $222/monthly


Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy (Santa Clara County)

By | Agencies, CPE and Chaplaincy, Field Education Placement opportunities, Vocare Field Ed Placement Highlight

Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy is a not-for-profit agency providing chaplaincy services in the Santa Clara County jails and juvenile probation facilities. These facilities are located in Milpitas and San Jose about an hour south of Berkeley. We offer worship services, Bible studies counseling, and a variety of specialized services oriented towards serving the inmate population. There are learning opportunities to become familiar with correctional facilities, and the effects of addiction, violence, poverty, and a host of other social issues that tend to lead to incarceration. We are serving all the inmates with a full range of diversity. Please go to our website at cicministries.org for more details.

CONTACT: David Robinson, director@cicministries.org



Sojourn Chaplaincy at the San Francisco General Hospital

By | Agencies, CPE and Chaplaincy, Field Education Placement opportunities

Are you called to Chaplaincy?

Field Education Opportunity for 2017

Sojourn Chaplaincy at the San Francisco General Hospital was born in 1982 at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. At a time when religious leaders were refusing to meet with dying people because they were gay, a group of faithful leaders joined together to serve the spiritual needs of patients dying of this mysterious disease.

Central to Sojourn is the belief that each person is remarkable and unique and deserving of compassion and understanding. We believe the ultimate test of any society is how it treats its poor and oppressed members; and Sojourn ministers to some of society’s most marginalized patients at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH), a comprehensive medical center and the sole provider of trauma and emergency psychiatric services for the City and County of San Francisco.

SFGH serves over 107,000 patients per year; is one of the nation’s top academic medical centers and San Francisco’s public hospital. SFGH compassionately and respectfully provides quality health care and trauma services to patients that include some of the most socially and economically oppressed, marginalized, vulnerable and at risk. SFGH staff members are skilled in providing resources for physical, mental and emotional health and Sojourn provides a critical element of the circle of care by attending to the spiritual needs of patients, families and staff.

Learning opportunities at Sojourn are primarily clinical as the focus of this internship is 1-1 interaction with patients, families and staff. Each cohort of students journeys together during the semester and we learn through an action/ reflection model of learning. Interns work closely with Spiritual Care staff to develop learning goals that are tailored to students wishing to complete their field education or do an internship or advanced field education placement in a chaplaincy setting. Interns work closely with on-site mentors who offer regular feedback and support. Students develop a learning covenant and work on specific learning goals, which often include goals related to skills building, leadership development, community-building, and teaching or educational opportunities.

While this internship is not a CPE learning institution, it is possible to enroll in CPE concurrently and do you clinical hours at the General. If you are interested in CPE with Sojourn, please contact us to learn mor.e

CONTACT: Rev. Claire Bohman, claire.bohman@sfdph.org or 415-206-5245


CAR REQUIRED: No, but useful

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek, CA)

By | Agencies, CPE and Chaplaincy, Field Education Placement opportunities

Obtain experience-based theological education in a clinical setting! Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek, CA) is a satellite of the CPE program at Stanford Health Care, which is accredited for Level I and Level II and Supervisory CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

Apply for a part-time (20 hrs/week) extended unit that offers:

  • CPE group sessions in just one day per week (5 hrs)
  • Flexible patient care days (16 hrs/week)
  • Patient care in the following areas:
    • Hospice
    • Emergency Department
    • Intensive Care
    • Maternal Child Health
    • Oncology
    • Cardiac and/or Medical/Surgical units

CONTACT: Rev. Jürgen Schwing, jurgen.schwing@kp.org

UNIT FEE: $500

DATES:  Sept. 5, 2017 – January 26, 2018

David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base

By | Agencies, CPE and Chaplaincy

David Grant Medical Center is a teaching hospital located on the largest Air Force base in the United States. Travis Air Force base serves veterans, soldiers, airmen, and other military members from all service branches.

David Grant Medical Center provides an amazing Clinical Pastoral Education experience for the student to work with wounded warriors, soldiers coming back from war, and others struggling with war wounds/depression or Military Sexual Trauma. The student will gain exposure to working with service members in groups, individually and with their CPE team. Weekly lectures will be given on topics related to Military Sexual Trauma, Moral Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Growth and Traumatic Brain Injury. The student will come away with an exemplary group experience, field trips to various ministry sites, and extensive counseling experiences.

If you would like to set up an interview for this internship, see below.

CONTACT: Chaplain Joanne Martindale, joanne.martindale@va.gov



Dual Spring and Summer CPE Units, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

By | CPE and Chaplaincy, Field Education Placement opportunities, Jobs in Ministry

The UC Davis Medical Center seeks candidates looking to complete two units of CPE. However, you may also apply if you are looking for a single unit but can commit to completing two units.

Program: Levels I and II ACPE CPE

Date: March 1 to August 31 (Two units)


  • Completion of M.Div. or equivalent
  • Completion of some CPE preferred but will consider persons with no previous CPE
  • Application and related materials including interview.


  • Stipend: $2,500 paid monthly
  • Free Parking
  • Holidays and PTOs


  • Unit 1 is $500, Unit 2 = $250

For additional information, including where to send your application, please click here for a flyer.


Year-Long (Full-Time) CPE internship, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

By | CPE and Chaplaincy, Field Education Placement opportunities

Practice the art of spiritual caregiving at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, two world-class quaternary-care hospitals of the University of California, San Francisco!

A full-time CPE internship year at UCSF enables you to earn credit for as many as four (4) CPE units serving as a chaplain weekdays (8:30am – 4:30pm) and on-call shifts staying on-site approximately once every 7 days.

Application fee: $30 Tuition: $1,800 Stipend: $38,144 for 12 months + student health insurance + 15 paid personal leave days + 12 paid hospital holidays

For additional information, please click here for a flyer, or visit http://ucsfspiritcare.org.

CPE Residency Position, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA

By | CPE and Chaplaincy, Jobs in Ministry

Sequoia Hospital, in Redwood City, has an opening in this year’s residency position—beginning in the spring unit, in March. We are looking for someone who already has at least a unit of CPE to join the residency group. We are looking for someone to cover Labor and Delivery, in particular, as well as other units in the hospital. The same benefits of the residency position applies, and this person would join a creative and open peer group.

Interested? Reach out to Eric:

Eric Nefstead, BCC, ACPE Supervisor
Phone: 650.367.5947
Email: eric.nefstead@dignityhealth.org

San Francisco Night Ministry Part-Time CPE Program

By | Agencies, CPE and Chaplaincy

Night Ministry Logo. Reload the page if it does not appearSan Francisco Night Ministry
Part-Time CPE program

ACPE Supervisor
Rev. Rod Seeger

ACPE Supervisory Candidate
Rev. Silvia Tiznado

For over 50 years, the San Francisco Night Ministry has served people in the night. Our 2017 CPE program is expected to begin in the Winter (actual date TBD – Early January) and end in the Spring (actual date TBD – mid-May).

Part-Time CPE Program

Part-time CPE is sometimes called Extended CPE. This means that you will participate in the program on a part-time basis. All group meetings will be held on one afternoon (TBD). Clinical hours will be arranged according to your schedule.

Group and Individual Supervision

CPE students participate in weekly group learning activities. These include didactic seminars, presentation of pastoral reports, and Interpersonal Relations Group. Each CPE student will meet for individual supervision with the supervisor.

Clinical Focus

Each CPE student will be involved in four areas of ministry.

  1. Paired with one of the staff night ministers to provide spiritual care to people on the streets of San Francisco.
  2. Paired with a veteran Crisis Line Counselor to serve as a San Francisco Night Ministry Crisis Line Counselor.
  3. Participate in leading Open Cathedral, a worship held outside in an area where homeless people gather.
  4. Participate in leading a bible study for homeless people in San Francisco.

For More Information

Rev. Rod Seeger
Cell Phone: 415-328-8281

San Francisco Night Ministry
1031 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-6801

The San Francisco Night Ministry CPE program is a Satellite program of Stanford Hospital and Clinics which is accredited for Levels I, II and supervisory education by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., 1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103, Decatur, GA 30033-4635 (phone: 404-320-1472; web: www.acpe.edu).