Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education Department

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Allina Health is an integral part of the Allina Health Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education Department.

Our mission

Allina Health promotes a healing environment in which the patient and their loved ones receive meaningful and comforting spiritual care, in which the student learns the skills and art of spiritual care while experiencing positive personal growth, and in support of the Allina health mission to prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care.

Our scope of practice

  • quality spiritual care—providing whole person care through meeting the spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones through spiritual assessment, care, and counsel in collaboration with the multidisciplinary health care team who addresses the needs of the mind and body
  • clinical education for ministry—promoting a relationship between the Allina Health and religious and spiritual communities by developing competent, moral, respectful and responsive spiritual leaders
  • leadership in ethics—promoting values of a just society within the hospital, health system and broader community