Phoebe Ministries is accredited as a center for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
The CPE program is designed to offer clergy, seminary students and qualified community members of all faiths the opportunity to practice ministry to senior adults in a variety of settings, including nursing homes and retirement communities.
These settings provide opportunities for students to develop long-term pastoral relationships comparable to parish experiences.
The teaching faculty is led by the Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks Cope, Director, Pastoral Care Services, who is ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA with dual standing in the United Church of Christ, a certified CPE supervisor since 2004, and Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains.
The CPE program at Phoebe Ministries is fully accredited by:
Upcoming Clinical Pastoral Education Classes in 2019:
2019 Summer Ten Week Full-time CPE Course
Dates: May 27, 2019 – August 1, 2019
Deadline to apply : April 1, 2019
2019 – 2020 Extended Evening CPE Course
(Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 4-9 p.m. to accommodate those who work or take classes during the day.)
Dates: October 1, 2019 – April 28, 2020
Deadline to apply : August 1, 2019
Applications may be emailed to Dr. Scott Brooks-Cope. Students may apply to our CPE program by completing a standard CPE application and returning it to:
Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks-Cope
Director, Pastoral Care Services
1925 Turner Street
Allentown, PA 18104
The Clinical Pastoral Education Program of Phoebe Ministries will not discriminate against applicants on the basis of gender, age, sexual orientation, religion/faith group, ethnic/national origin, or disability. The following guidelines will be used for the selection of students:
Field Education Opportunities in Pastoral Education
Staff chaplains and clergy serving in administrative roles offer supervision in a variety of field education opportunities at Phoebe Ministries. Students may learn about chaplaincy by developing skills in leading worship, visitation, spiritual assessment, life review, and end of life care, or they may explore other areas of ministry such as nursing home administration and Institutional Advancement. Students are encouraged to design their own unique learning programs to meet the requirements of their respective seminaries.