Entrance to the Hartford Hospital Chapel

Since 1958, Hartford Hospital’s Pastoral Services Department has offered Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

CPE is theological and professional education for ministry that prepares seminarians and members of the clergy to provide spiritual care to patients, their families and their healthcare providers.

What is CPE?
Clinical Pastoral Education is an experience-based learning program which combines daily work in hospital ministry to patients, staff, and families with small group, intensive reflection and feedback, plus individual supervision. (more)
Our CPE Programs
We offer a part-time (October-to-April) extended program, a summer internship and a Supervisory Residency.


CPE Residency Program - Chaplain Residents

CPE Residency Program
L-R top row: Rev. James Cooke (CPE Supervisor), Emma Peterson, Erica Nierendorf
L-R bottom row: Rolando Hernandez, Gary Grimes

CPE Extended Unit Program - Chaplain Interns

CPE Extended Unit Program
L-R top row: Stephen Aikhoje, Olha Bilyk, Tamer Sayed-Ahmed, Gabriel Kushin
L-R bottom row: Rev. Bob Anderson (CPE Supervisor), Nathan Ives, Tatiana Bouteneff