The St. Louis Cluster is a member of the
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE)
One West Court Square, Suite 325
Decatur, GA 30030
Since 1972, the St. Louis Cluster, ACPE has provided persons
with a culturally rich, diverse and unified context for Clinical
Pastoral Education and Supervisory Education. The uniqueness of the St. Louis Cluster
lies in its very diverse clinical settings for learning and
its ongoing relationship with major St. Louis seminaries:
Eden Theological Seminary (United Church of Christ), Aquinas
Institute of Theology (Roman Catholic), Concordia Seminary (Missouri Synod
Lutheran) and Urshan Graduate School of Theology (United Pentecostal Church). The St. Louis Cluster centers are accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
A full-time program of in-depth learning through long-term
clinical placement, contractual supervision and professional
The long-term care program runs 9 months (September to May). All inquiries, applications and fees should be forwarded to Jeff Scheer, Administrator of Clinical Pastoral Education, Lutheran Senior Services. Click here for complete mailing address, contact information and for additional program information.
The acute-care program runs 12 months (September to
August). All inquiries, applications and fees should be directed to the certified educator at the center to which you are applying. For additional program information, go to Cluster Programs & Application Process or use the navigation bar at the left to access a particular center of interest.
An intensive full-time, 11 week program for persons who
are able to immerse themselves in learning through the clinical
method. Offered late May through mid-August.
Inquiries, applications and fees should be forwarded to the certified educator at your preferred center. For more information, see Cluster Programs & Application Process or use the navigation bar at the left to access your preferred center.
For persons able to make a part-time commitment. Individual
centers and Community-Based CPE offer these units regularly,
usually beginning in the Fall or Spring. Winter units may also be available.
Please forward any inquiries, completed applications and fees to the certified educator at the center offering the program. See Cluster Programs & Application Process for additional program/certified educator contact information or use the navigation bar at the left to access a specific center of interest.