Clinical Pastoral Education | On-Site Clinical Pastoral Education

On-Site Units

On-Site UNITS

Residency Program

August 26, 2024 – August 29, 2025

This professional, experienced based education program is an opportunity to develop one’s pastoral leadership and ministry skills. We are accepting applications for 3 ACPE Level I/II 12-month Residency positions that begin August 26, 2024. Three units are offered with four weeks in each unit for ministry and integration. Tuition is $1,000 per unit, for a total of $3,000 for the year-long residency. Residents receive a stipend of $35,321 plus full-time employee benefits.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • MDiv degree or equivalent
  • Faith group endorsement
  • Satisfactory completion of 1 ACPE unit of CPE

Application deadline: February 1, 2024.

Please send ACPE application along with a $75 application fee, to:

Rev. Karl Van Harn, DMIn 
Pastoral Services & CPE
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
300 68th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Karl Van Harn: 616.281.6363 x2902 | karl.vanharn@pinerest.org

Autumn Extended Unit

October 3, 2024 – March 27, 2025

This professional, experienced based education program is an opportunity to develop one’s pastoral leadership and ministry skills. This part-time unit meets one day each week on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 24 weeks. An additional 16 hours of ministry in one’s own ministry site or through Pine Rest is required.

 

Application deadline: July 1, 2024.

Summer Unit

May 28, 2024 – August 9, 2024

This professional, experienced based education program is an opportunity to develop one’s pastoral leadership and ministry skills. This full-time unit runs for 11 weeks at 40 hours per week.

 
Application deadline: February 1, 2024.

Pine Rest CPE: Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

  • Pine Rest has a Christian heritage in which compassion, care, openness and hospitality are at the center of all we do.
  • Pine Rest CPE welcomes and honors women and men of diverse faith traditions, spiritualities and existential beliefs as well as all race, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Pine Rest CPE desires a diverse group of chaplains and CPE participants to bring a range of experiences and perspectives to our reflective learning process and spiritual care.

 

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