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Clinical Pastoral Education

CPE Program Mission Statement

The Clinical Pastoral Education program prepares theologically trained ministers for clinical chaplaincy in health, church, and community ministries in accordance with the mission, core values, and vision of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System.

Clinical Pastoral Education at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa provides effective preparation for varied ministry settings through exploration of your own theology of ministry, and growth in age, gender, cultural and denominational sensitivity and competence. A seasoned and creative CPE supervisor and Spiritual Care staff chaplains make themselves available for your learning and growth.

Program Schedule

Winter / Spring 2015 Extended CPE Unit
Attendance for 13 class days (varied Fridays and Saturdays), 9am-5pm

  • January 9 and 10
  • January 23 and 24
  • February 7
  • February 20 and 21
  • March 6
  • March 20 and 21
  • April 10
  • April 17 and 18

Additional CPE Unit Requirements

  • Nine (9) on call shifts (14-hour shifts):
    On call/crisis ministry at CSRHS sites; currently, shifts are Fridays 5p-7a, Saturdays 5p-7a; Sundays 5p-7a, rotated between Extended unit students’ schedules; (may also be done off site, as arranged)
  • 200 verified hours of ministry:
    Own site or hospital.


Application Fee: $35
Interview Fee: $75
Tuition: $500 per unit

Learn about the Summer 2015 CPE Unit


Mary Davis, CPE Supervisor
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System
Clinical Pastoral Education Program
Spiritual Care Department
333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207-3198
Phone: 210.704.2181

Accredited by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
c/o National Association of Catholic Chaplains
4915 S. Howell Avenue, Suite 501
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 483-4898

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