Financial Support for CPE of Central CA
Clinical Pastoral Education is a key component of the professional training and certification for hospital, jail and prison chaplains as well as for clergy caring for those who have special needs in a time of crisis. Our purpose is to provide experience based theological education for seminarians, clergy, faith community nurses, and lay-persons of diverse cultures, ethnic groups and faith traditions.
The lack of local educational opportunities results in a shortage of qualified individuals who can provide professional pastoral care to our valley neighbors and families. Recognizing this disparity between the great need for qualified pastoral care and the lack of educational opportunities, CPE of Central California set out to bring an accredited training program to central California.
CPE of Central California is a collaborative representing hospitals, faith communities and local educational institutions responding to train and keep dedicated professional chaplains here in our own communities. Students will receive training consisting of both academic and direct clinical supervised experiences.
The Affiliated Hospitals/Institutions
- Valley Children’s Hospital of Central California
- St. Agnes Medical Center
- Community Medical Centers
- Kaiser Hospital
- Kaweah Delta Health Care
- Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
- Catholic Diocese of Fresno
- Muslim Spiritual Care Services, Fresno CA
These partners are supporting this vital endeavor by providing classroom space as well as clinical experience placements. MB Biblical Seminary will anchor the program by offering classrooms, library access, and faculty resources.
We are currently operating on a budget of $200,000. We are relying on hospitals, corporations, grants and individuals to help us accomplish this great ministry.
Your partnership and tax-deductible donation will help ensure that qualified and certified men and women in pastoral care will be available in your family’s time of need.