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Clinical Pastoral Education



Lancaster General Health is an equal opportunity employer. Persons are accepted into our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program without discrimination, regardless of race, gender, age, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or disability. Equal access to educational opportunities is extended to all qualified persons.

Applicants will be evaluated for readiness to learn and provide ministry. The CPE student must:

  • Possess sufficient physical and emotional health to deliver pastoral care.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to consistently establish and maintain relationships at significant levels.
  • Be open to learning, change and growth.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to endure at least moderate amounts of stress, which is a normal part of institutional culture.
  • Possess computer proficiency since our charting and tracking of visits is done via computer.

The ACPE Certified Educator reviews all applications. Applicants receive a letter or email acknowledging receipt of the application. At the educator’s discretion, the applicant may be invited to an admissions interview. If so, the references on the application are contacted. After the interview and review of references, a decision is made and the student receives a letter or email either accepting or declining the application.

The standard ACPE Application form can be used, or you can download and fill out the CPE Application Form, which is in Microsoft Word format, or the PDF version. Please email your application and attachments to CPE@lghealth.org, FAX to 717-544-1151, or mail to: 

CPE Admissions

Clinical Pastoral Education

Lancaster General Hospital

555 N. Duke Street

Lancaster, PA 17604-3555

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Unlike some CPE centers, we do not charge an application fee.



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