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Urban CPE Consortium

Urban CPE Consortium, Inc. is a fully accredited ACPE Center for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) by ACPE, Inc. uniquely formed by the collaboration and common commitment of theological schools and social agencies. It is a non-hospital-based CPE program whose mission is to offer CPE in an urban context to prepare leaders who have the capacity to provide compassionate care and to participate in the transformation of systems. The sites for CPE ministry are the social agency members of the consortium.

CPE Unit offerings are 1) Extended (September through March) 2) Winter-Spring (January through April), 3) Intensive (full time June through mid August).

Consortium members: CTS, IPS/Loyola University, LSTC, University of Chicago Divinity School, NPTS, Alexian Brothers Health Alliance: Bonaventure House, Bethany Methodist, St. Pauls House, St. Joseph Village, UCAN, The Night Ministry Youth Outreach, The Night Ministry Bus, Ingalls Hospice, Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly, Jackson Park Hospital, ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, NorthShore University HealthSystem. Other placement sites: Taller de Jose, Sojourner Truth House.

Contact Person: Barbara Sheehan Ph: 312.997.2222 ext 226. Email:

Applications: to Urban CPE Consortium, Inc., 1668 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60612. Admission of qualified candidates into the CPE program follows completion of application and admission interview. Site selection for ministry encounters within an urban agency is only after admission to the CPE program.

Application fee: $35.00. Tuition: $600.00 for consortium member student/employee/volunteer. $800.00 non-consortium connections.

Dates for completed applications are not rigid, yet the following is encouraged: Extended: May 15 for following Sept.; Winter/Spring: October 15 for following Jan.; Summer: Dec. 15 for following summer.