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Chaplain Service Training Programs

Clinical Pastoral Education is a professional education program for theological students and ministers of all faiths. It involves supervised encounters with people in crisis, helping students to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the needs of those they minister. Students reflect theologically on specific human situations, develop interpersonal and interprofessional relationship skills, and work within an interdisciplinary team process of helping people in need.

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 

Our training program admits qualified trainees 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:

National VA Chaplain Service - Patient Care Services

General application and instructions can be found: CPE Application (


Program Information


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


VANEOHS’ CPE program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), an affiliate of the Department of Education (DOE), to offer Levels IA, IB, IIA, IIB, and Certified Educator training. ACPE