August 25, 2014-August 21, 2015
This year-long, full-time, three-CPE unit residency is offered for clergy, qualified lay persons and others interested in specialized training in pastoral care or preparation for professional chaplaincy. Residents enter as Level I students and are expected to progress toward readiness to work on Level II outcomes in the second and third units. Residents are expected to embrace all aspects of the program – the spiritual/pastoral care work of chaplaincy and the educational/learning component of the program. Residents are assigned as the chaplain to designated clinical units, and have the opportunity to learn about more acute or specialized clinical areas through choosing an additional clinical/learning module in Unit 3. Our resident chaplains are the primary providers of night, weekend and holiday on call coverage. Given full-time commitment needed, it is not possible to be employed or take outside classes during the year.
Stipend and Benefits
Residents will receive a stipend of $30,500, plus the opportunity to participate in medical, dental and vision benefits; sick time as accrued; participation in OSU retirement programs; 10 days of vacation time and 2 denominational meeting days; free parking; compensatory time off for on call shifts per CPE program policy; if ordained, designation of portion of stipend as clergy housing allowance; full tuition scholarship (no tuition due).
Admission Requirements and Program Prerequisites
Satisfactory completion of one previous unit of CPE required; graduate theological degree is preferred (Master of Divinity degree or theological degree from an accredited theological seminary or its equivalent). Residency applications may be submitted beginning Nov. 15; interviews are typically scheduled beginning in January and will continue until all five positions are filled. Not all applicants are interviewed given volume of applicants, but all applications are read and reviewed.