Welcome to the Congregation-Based Clinical Pastoral Education
of Western New York website.
Congregation-Based CPE is a continuing education program offered in Western New York that teaches pastoral care and leadership and systems theory for clergy and lay ministers in the church. It is designed for experienced pastors as well as ministers and seminarians new to pastoral work.
Three units are offered each year, fall/winter unit (Buffalo) from October to February (one day per week), spring unit (Rochester) from March to June (two days every other week) and a summer/fall unit from August to November (two days every other week).
The 2015 Buffalo unit finish in June.
The 2015 Rochester unit will also finish in June.
The 2015 summer/fall unit in Binghamton (NY) will begin in August 2015 and run through December 2015 at the Broome County Council of Churches facility in Binghamton. A few spots are still open. For information, contact Bob Spilman at (716) 479-7933.
CPE will return to the WNY/Western PA area in the summer/fall 2016 at a site to be determined. For information, contact Bob Spilman at (716) 479-7933.
Reverend Robert Spilman is the CPE Supervisor. He was certified as a Full Supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) in 1990. He is an ordained pastor of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and his M. Div. from Yale University. He completed his theological education at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
This program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral
Education as a Satellite of Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo
, NY .
This program is also offered as a component of the ministry offerings of the Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center of the Niagara Frontier. It is certified for twelve (12) CEU credits by the Eastern District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Please look through the entire website to get information on tuition rate, financial assistance, curriculum, program information and how to apply for this program. There are also endorsements from judicatories and students. There is a special section for judicatories to learn about how this program can benefit you and your ministers and seminarians.
If you have any questions concerning this program, contact Reverend
Robert Spilman at:
Accredited As A Satellite of Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, New York
Accredited by the Association
for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)