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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Methodist Health System CPE program

Methodist Health System currently offers resident and internship opportunities for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Level I/Level II and Supervisory.

More information about the ACPE Admission Policy can be located here. Additionally, please review the documents on the Application Process here to complete your application.

2022 – 2023 Residency – full time

The year-long Clinical Pastoral Education residency challenges CPE students to integrate theological studies with hands-on ministry experience. This program accepts first and second year residents.

  • Dates: Monday, August 22, 2022 – Saturday, August 19, 2023
  • Stipend: $35,500 for first year and second year residents
  • Benefits: Medical insurance, dental insurance, PTO (paid time off), meal tickets
  • Tuition: $400 per unit
  • Prerequisites:
    • Completed ACPE application
    • Successful completion of one unit of CPE required
    • Master of Divinity degree or equivalent (completed or in process)
    • On-site interview with CPE screening committee

Application review begins: January 2022

Certified Educator Candidate – full time

This residency is designed for the student seeking certification by ACPE as a CPE supervisor.

  • Dates: Availability of the Supervisory Education Residency is subject to the position being vacant.
  • Stipend: $35,500
  • Tuition: $400 per unit
  • Prerequisites:
    • Completed ACPE application
    • Successful completion of one year of CPE
    • Master of Divinity degree required
    • On-site interview with CPE screening committee

Extended Internship - part time

This part-time internship (two days per week maximum) is designed for ministers interested in continuing education and vocational enhancement.

  • Dates: TBA
  • Stipend: Stipend available
  • Tuition: $400
  • Prerequisites:
    • Completed ACPE application
    • Screening interview by ACPE supervisor (at Methodist when possible)
    • Open to clergy and/or other laypersons

Summer Internship

This full-time internship provides an introduction to pastoral care, pastoral identity, and hospital ministry for seminary students, local ministers, and lay ministers.

  • Dates: Monday, June 13, 2022 - Saturday, August 20, 2022
  • Tuition: $400 per unit
  • Prerequisites:
    • Completed ACPE application
    • Completion of at least one year seminary
    • Screening interview by ACPE supervisor

Click to access CPE program application forms.

For additional information, contact:

Elaine Cannon, CPE Coordinator
Pastoral Services Department, Methodist Charlton Medical Center
3500 Wheatland Rd, Dallas, Texas 75237
(214) 947-7671
elainecannon@mhd.com

Rev. Beatriz E. Pacheco, Certified Educator
Methodist Health System
1441 Beckley Ave, Dallas, Texas 75203
(214) 947-2470
beatrizpacheco@mhd.com

Rev. Willacin Precious Gholston, Certified Educator
Methodist Health System
3500 W. Wheatland Road, Dallas, Texas 75237
(214) 947-7671
willacingholston@mhd.com

Rev. Jae-Hee Lee, Certified Educator
Methodist Health System
2700 E. Broad St, Mansfield, Texas 76063
(682) 242-7300
jae-heelee@mhd.com