About Us

Vision

Every hospital and service agency in the Central Valley of California would have qualified and accredited spiritual counselors and chaplains.

Mission

To establish a non-profit CPE training center for the Central Valley that will serve the spiritual ministry training needs for persons volunteering or working in hospitals, churches, prisons, public service agencies, jails and schools.

Purpose

To establish a CPE center in the Central Valley of California committed to advance experienced based theological education for seminarians, faith community nurses, and clergy, of diverse cultures, ethnic groups and faith traditions.

Goals

To serve the Central Valley with accredited programs embedded in various hospital settings

To promote the integration of personal history, faith traditions and the behavioral sciences in the practice of Spiritual Care

To provide an accredited experienced based theological education

Values

Preparing individuals ecclesiastically, specializing in spiritual care for the professional certification process

Excelling in Clinical Pastoral Education and Medical Education in an academic experience

Developing educational experiences in the community compatible with the diversity of that community

Training Chaplains and Spiritual Counselors in diversity

Education in all aspects of Spiritual Care including Palliative Care and Hospice

Expanding and developing a healthcare partnership between hospitals and our diverse community resources

Responding to spiritual, physical, and emotional needs through educational partnerships

Strategic Initiatives

Provide an education base of qualified spiritual counselors from diverse cultures, ethnic groups and world faith traditions

Provide a certified training center in Central California to meet regional educational needs and improve the quality of Spiritual Care in the Central Valley

Promote interaction between individuals, hospital settings and faith communities

Provide a network of support for chaplains, service agencies and others giving spiritual care in a wide variety of settings by offering spiritual wellness to our community

Provide field experience for students working toward a Master of Divinity