Endorsements & Supporting Groups

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__Pastors and Students Say__

"What I have learned about myself in the context of the CPE peer group is that this kind of interaction is essential to being a pastoral care giver".

• "The re-occurring theme that 'this is a lifelong process' in understanding self is most helpful. Thank you for your insightful manner and consistent leadership on this journey we have shared by God's grace".


"I believe it is an excellent way for people to enhance their sense of pastoral identity, personal awareness, and functioning in ministry".
--Rev. Allen K. Griep
Former Executive Director
Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center

"I commend the program and Rev. Bob Spilman for the care, competence, and excellence with which the course of study and participatory experience is carried out".
---Rev. Dr. David Belasic
Past President, Eastern District LCMS

"Congregation-based CPE has enhanced ministry in this district of The United Methodist Church as pastors and candidates have learned more about their own leadership and its impact on people and family systems. I commend it to all those who would desire to grow in ministry effectiveness".
----Rev. Larry R. Baird, Cornerstone District Superintendent, WNY Conference
The United Methodist Church


__Supporting Groups_

-- Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Eastern District
-- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Upstate New York Synod
-- Lutheran Charities
-- Network of Religious Communities
-- Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
-- Sponsoring Churches
-- Western NY Conference United Methodist Church
-- Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
-- Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario
-- Northeastern Seminary Rochester
-- United Church of Christ NY Conference
-- Eiscopal Diocese of WNY


Accredited under the Catholic Health System, Buffalo, New York
Accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)


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