Clinical Pastoral Education Faculty & Administrative Support
Carlson, M.Div. Mercy and Unity Hospitals firstname.lastname@example.org CPE Supervisor, Allina Clinical Pastoral Education
is an ordained (1966) Lutheran Pastor (M.Div.) in the ELCA. He graduated
from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. (1960), and Lutheran School of
Theology also in Rock Island. (1965). He holds a Masters degree in
pastoral counseling and psychology (STM.) from Andover-Newton
Theological School in Newton Centre, MA. (1966). Following five years
of parish ministry in Milwaukee, he has served 34 years as Chaplain or
Director of Pastoral Services in men’s and women’s corrections, state
mental health institute, and general hospitals in Wisconsin, Iowa and
recently retired from Fairview-University Medical Center, Minneapolis,
MN. He became the ACPE Supervisor at Mercy/Unity in August 2009.
Kim is a CPE Supervisor, CPE Program Coordinator, and Staff Chaplain at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She has her B.A. from Concordia College, Moorhead and M.Div. from Luther Seminary in St. Paul. She did congregational internship in an Anglican church in the suburbs of London, England, and completed CPE residency at Abbott Northwestern. Kim is ordained in the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) and is active in the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area. She has served as a staff chaplain at United Hospital with a focus on oncology, hospice and mental health for 14 years. She joined the chaplain staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in 2012. Kim lives in south Minneapolis with her husband and two children where she is active in neighborhood revitalization, house restoration, and community livability.
Rev. Dr. Verlyn Hemmen, M.Div.,
D.Min. Abbott Northwestern Hospital email@example.com Metro Director, Allina Spiritual Care & Pastoral Education CPE Supervisor, Allina Clinical Pastoral Education
Director of the Allina Metro Hospitals Spiritual Care and Pastoral
Education Department and is a CPE supervisor at Abbott Northwestern
Hospital. His undergraduate degree is in psychology from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He has an M. Div. and a D.Min. from Western Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He took his first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education in Des Moines at Iowa Methodist and did his residency at Pine Rest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ordained in the Reformed Church in America since 1979, he has served three parishes over a 20-year time span: Twin Lakes Reformed (Kalamazoo, Michigan); Church of the Saviour (Coopersville, MI); and Peace Reformed (Eagan, Minnesota). He began working at United Hospital in 2000 and offered the first unit of CPE there during the summer of 2000. He is married and has a son and a daughter.
Rev. Mark Mallinger, M.Div. St. Francis Regional Medical Center firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Chaplain CPE Supervisor, Allina Clinical Pastoral Education
Mark is a chaplain and CPE supervisor serving St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee MN. His undergraduate degree is in religious studies/youth ministry from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth MN, and he has a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. Mark did his CPE residency at The University of Chicago Medical Center and his supervisory training with Advocate Health Care in Chicago. He served at various hospital and hospice venues in Chicago before moving to the Twin Cities. Mark is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and began his ministry at St. Francis in the fall of 2010.
Judith is a CPE supervisor and chaplain at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
She grew up near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from the University
of Colorado. She received an M.A. in counseling from Gonzaga
University, an M.Div. at United Theological Seminary of the Twin
Cities, and a D.Min. from the Claremont School of Theology in Southern
California. Her CPE training included a residency at the University of
Minnesota Hospital and Clinics and supervisory training in Southern
California. She began at Abbott in 2004, after fourteen years of
ministry in Southern California where she served as a Congregational
parish minister in Pomona, and launched a spiritual care and CPE program
at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center as the first Supervisor of
Pastoral Care. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of
Christ and is the mother of a son.
Kyle Vlach, a native Minnesotan, is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church. His education includes a B.S. in Psychology and M.Div. with Post-graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He completed both his CPE Internship and Residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Kyle is a CPE Supervisor with the Allina CPE Center, and serves as Staff Chaplain at United Hospital in St. Paul. Before coming to United, Kyle’s experience included 7 years as chaplain and pastoral educator at Allina’s St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, MN, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Kyle lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter.
Administrative Coordinator, Allina Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education
Matthew is the
Administrative Coordinator for the Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education
Department and the Allina CPE Center. In this position, he is responsible for the
daily operations of the Allina CPE Center and the general administrative
work of the metropolitan Allina spiritual care departments. Born and raised in the
Twin Cities, he recently graduated with his degree in Business
Management from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He is
affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, is married
and has one daughter. He has been with the department since 2006.