INDIANAPOLIS – United Methodist-related Indiana University will offer Clinical Pastoral Education Units this fall at:

  • IU Health Methodist, University, and Riley Hospitals, 9/3/12-12/21/12
  • IU Health North Hospital, 9/10/12-01/18/13
  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital 9/10/12-8/22/13

These CPE Units were designed with both full-time students and full-time clergy in mind. We are interviewing for the units that begin in September. IU Health offers flexible weekly scheduling for patient care hours in the hospital and some CPE locations may accommodate time already spent in the parish/congregation as clinical hours.

IU Health is the state’s largest tertiary/quaternary and academic health care system. Participants can choose from among several CPE sites for training including,IU Health’s Methodist, University, Riley, North or Bloomington hospitals. These extended-time units of CPE will help facilitate a deepening of a pastor’s capacity to help others experience, as fully as possible, the reality of God’s presence and love in their lives.

Pastors will have the opportunity to learn to provide spiritual care to a variety of patients, family members and staff through on-call experiences and floor assignments. The learning group will meet each week for devotions, verbatim seminars, didactic seminars, and interpersonal group. Participants in the program will receive credit for one unit of CPE upon completion of this learning experience and may qualify for academic credit.

IU Health offers a variety of pastoral settings including adult and pediatric Level I trauma centers, critical care, oncology, solid organ transplantation, and a full range of in-patient and out-patient services. Standard ACPE CPE application is required; electronic submission of application is preferred.

Please indicate at the top of the application the specific hospital locations if you are applying for this program. Pastors are encouraged to apply to more than one.

For more information about this learning opportunity or CPE in general, please contact Frank Impicciche at or 317-944-7415.