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Practical Theological Education

Ministry For All

The AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Clinical Pastoral Education program (ACPE) provides interfaith professional training for clergy, aspiring clergy and qualified laity. This exciting method of adult learning combines the action of ministry with reflection upon that ministry using graduate-level seminars, individual supervision and group processes. The program focuses on developing pastoral formation/identity, pastoral competence and pastoral reflection in a supportive, structured, challenging and compassionate environment. It offers the opportunity to integrate knowledge from medicine, psychology and spirituality into pastoral theology and practice.

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission CPE program is accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., (ACPE) to offer CPE at Level 1 and Level 2 Learning Outcomes.

Accrediting Body Address:
The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Suite 835
Atlanta, GA 30308
Fax: 404-320-0849
Email: [email protected]

Program Information

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Meet The Team

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  • Dave Kennedy Headshot AHSM

    Dave Kennedy

    Administrative Director, Mission and Ministry

  • O'Donavan Yarde

    O'Donavan Yarde

    Manager, Spiritual Wellness and Preceptor

  • Elizabeth Marin

    Elizabeth Marin

    Chaplain and Preceptor

  • Steven Smith ACPE

    Steven Smith, Ph.D.

    Certified Educator, ACPE

  • Mary Frishman Registrar

    Mary Frishman


CPE Patient

Specialized Ministry

Clinical/Ministry assignments are negotiated between the CPE supervisor and student in collaboration with the department director. Some areas we identify for ministry focus include trauma, geriatrics, psychiatric, oncology and palliative care. These may also include special types of ministry offered to patients who are facing special or difficult circumstances in their lives.

Please contact a CPE at 913-676-2304 for additional information.