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Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a program for seminarians, clergy, and laity committed to developing their pastoral identity and functioning. CPE students minister to people in crisis and reflect on that experience in a peer group and with a certified supervisor.

The CPE program at St. Luke’s Penn Foundation, which is coordinated through the Pastoral Care Department at St. Luke’s, is unique because all clinical placements incorporate a behavioral healthcare perspective and clear emphasis is placed on theological education, integration, or training for ministry.

St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s CPE program is accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE). Tuition is $550, which includes a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

The Extended Unit of CPE runs from October to April (dates to be determined) and requires a minimum of 4 hours of group education sessions and 10 hours of clinical pastoral care each week to clients and families.

Program Requirements

  • Submission of ACPE Application
  • Submission of ACPE Clinical Consent Form
  • Admissions interview at St. Luke’s Penn Foundation
  • Orientation at St. Luke’s Penn Foundation and designated clinical site
  • Weekly clinical pastoral care
  • Weekly group educational sessions
  • Weekly individual supervision with the ACPE Certified Educator
  • Written assignments
  • Participation in educational workshops and conferences
  • Selected and assigned readings

About Rev. Lynne Mikulak, M.Div., MSW, CPE Supervisor
Rev. Lynne Mikulak, M.Div., MSW, is an ACPE Certified Educator and a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and a graduate of Yale Divinity School and the Connecticut School of Social Work.

For more information about this program, please contact Rev. Lynne Mikulak at 484.526.4773 or