Clinical Pastoral Education

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) component site of the CHRISTUS Health accredited CPE Program. CHRISTUS Health views Clinical Pastoral Education as theological education that utilizes learning by experience in a clinical setting in the company of peers under the supervision of a qualified teacher/practitioner of the ministry of spiritual care.

The primary educational purpose of CPE is to provide you with these educational opportunities: 

  • to provide spiritual care to individuals and groups in an increasingly effective manner
  • to develop and/or enhance your pastoral identity  and capacity for theological reflection
  • to master a body of interpersonal skills and academic materials related to the provision of spiritual care in a variety of clinical settings

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System CPE Program Mission Statement

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System’s accredited Clinical Pastoral Education program prepares theologically educated persons for ministry in health, community and faith-based settings in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Spirituality of CHRISTUS Health.

Our Mission:  

To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

Our Vision: 
“CHRISTUS Health, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God’s healing presence and love.”

Our Spirituality: 

The Spirituality of CHRISTUS Health compels us to service in response to the needs of others to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Our Core Values:

Dignity, Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Stewardship


For more information about Clinical Pastoral Education, please consult the following web sites:

  • Learn more about the program
  • History of the Program
  • Contact Us
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Faculty
  • Program Application and Criteria