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2019-20 Residency - no longer
accepting applications

We will begin receiving applications October 1 for the 2020-21 residency year. Interviews will begin after December 1 and will continue until programs are filled, typically around MarchLearn about the application process.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital: August 26, 2019 to September 1, 2020

Mercy Hospital: August 26,2019 to June 1, 2020

United Hospital: August 26, 2019 to June 1, 2020

Residency program descriptions

Allina CPE Residency Programs at Abbott Northwestern, United and Mercy Hospitals

Our programs include three units of ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education and offers advanced, specialized training in clinical pastoral care, emphasizing spiritual/theological integration, ethical reflection, and pastoral leadership. Residents experience clinical assignments that provide in-depth exposure to specialty areas, enabling each student to become an integral part of the health care team.

Salary and benefits


Part of salary may be designated as non-taxable housing if ordained or commissioned.

2018-2019 residency program salary rates are as follows:

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital (12 month program): $32,096 plus compensation for scheduled on-call coverage
  • Mercy and United Hospitals (9 month programs): $24,072 plus compensation for scheduled on-call coverage


Medical and dental insurance; paid time off, tuition reimbursement for continuing education


$375 for each unit (A $375 security deposit is required within 2 weeks of being accepted. This non-refundable deposit is applied to the first unit tuition.)

To apply

Complete the Allina Health CPE Center application and/or visit the to apply section.

When applying, please include all previous CPE final evaluations.