Clinical Pastoral Education at Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health

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About Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital is one hospital with two campuses distanced by eight miles. Mercy Hospital—Mercy Campus is located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota and Mercy Hospital—Unity Campus is located in Fridley, Minnesota. Mercy Hospital has served the North Metro communities for more than 50 years, providing emergency care (level II trauma), medical and surgical care, cardiology, oncology, neurology, joint & spine, mental health, addiction services, obstetrics and onsite palliative care. Located within the Mercy Mother Baby Center is a Children’s Hospital Special Care Nursery.

What you can expect as a Mercy Hospital CPE student?

  • Expect to be involved in ministry in a wide range of clinical contexts and to a diversity of patients, families and staff, while functioning as part of a multidisciplinary care team.
  • Expect to learn about yourself as a person, as a learner, as a colleague in the learning process and as a minister to persons in distress.
  • Expect to be in an ongoing conversation with others about that ministry and about yourself as a minister: colleague learners in a small group, supervisor, staff chaplains, and hospital staff.
  • Expect to learn about your limp (cf., Jacob and the angel) and how your strengths and limitations, your brokenness and healing, your faith and your doubts inhibit and enhance your spiritual care practice.
  • Expect to be encouraged and challenged to become excellent in pastoral ministry, because this is the primary goal of clinical pastoral education at our center.

For more information, call 763-236-8658 or email