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Chaplain Service Training Programs

The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Internship, Residency, Fellowship, and Educator training at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System (VANEOHS) is the product of many years of interfaith cooperation for ministry that brings members of any and all faiths into supervised encounters with those experiencing health care situations with various needs, some whom may be in crisis.

VANEOHS offers CPE in single training units quarterly and year-long programs, that begin on October 1 of each fiscal year.  Along with the traditional patient care at bedside, opportunities include working in specialized treatment areas and teams. Trainees have ample opportunity to grow in their effectiveness of offering individual and group ministry as they participate in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and consultations, serve alongside skilled staff chaplains, and experience transformation and personal and professional development from the rich learning environment. 

Application Information 

This training center admits qualified trainees to its programs on a rolling basis.  Applicants are considered in the order in which their completed applications are received. In order to establish a cohort that reflects the values of our organization and the needs of the patients we serve; we encourage qualified applicants from all faith traditions to apply.


Information about VA Chaplain Service can be found here.

General application and instructions ca be found here.

Program Brochures


Chaplain Stacy Kenney, MDiv, BCC
ACPE Certified Educator and Director of Clinical Pastoral Education 216-791-3800 ext. 63408

Chaplain Sahra Harding, MDiv, BCC
ACPE Certified Educator and Director of Clinical Pastoral Education  216-791-3800 ext. 64115

VANEOHS Chaplain training programs are accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), an affiliate of the Department of Education (DOE), and by the COMISS Commission for Accreditation of Pastoral Services (CCAPS).