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Clinical Pastoral Education Preparing theologically educated persons for ministry in health, community and faith-based settings.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and The Children's Hospital of San Antonio are 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 in order to:

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

CPE Program Mission Statement

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and The Children's Hospital of San Antonio'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

CPE Program Schedule

One-Year Residency (four units)  

September 6, 2022  - September 2, 2023

Full time, five days per week with weekday and/or weekend on –call on a rotation basis. Pre-requisite; one unit of CPE preferred. 

Summer Internship 

Full time, five days per week with weekday and/or weekend on-call on a rotation basis.

May 30 - August 4, 2023 


Application $35 |   Interview $75 |   Tuition: $500 per unit


Download an application


Mary Davis, ACPE Certified Educator
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System
Clinical Pastoral Education Program
c/o 333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207-3198
Phone: 210.704.2272
Fax: 210.704.4984



CPE at CHRISTUS Health is accredited by the Association Clinical Pastoral Education, for Levels I,II and Certified Educator CPE, 55 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Suite 835, Atlanta, GA  30308 Phone:  404-320-1472