Pastoral Education Opportunities

We offer two different programs:

Saint Francis Academy
for Clinical Pastoral Training

Pastoral Training AcademyThe Saint Francis Academy for Clinical Pastoral Training offers programs that reflect the spiritual dimension of healing found in everyday ministry. Classes are open to anyone whose work or ministry would benefit from pastoral counseling skills. Lay people and clergy of all faith orientations are encouraged to attend. Learn more...  

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

CPEClinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is an interfaith professional education program for ministry. It brings theology students, clergy of all faiths, and qualified lay people into supervised encounters with persons in crisis. PARTNERS IN CPE is a unique program co-sponsored by The Mercy Community and Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, two faith based organizations. Learn more...