Clinical pastoral education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a training program that combines theory with practice enabling the participants to bring comfort, compassion, strength and inner healing, if needed, to those who are sick, handicapped, or aging. CPE is available on the St. Camillus Campus in suburban Milwaukee.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is theological, pastoral, spiritual, and professional education for ministry. In CPE, theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious communities, and qualified lay people, minister to people in crisis situations under the supervision of a qualified, certified CPE supervisor.


Summer Program (2/29/18 - 8/10/18) - Eleven weeks of intensive training starting on the last week of May ending on the second week of August.

Fall/Winter Program (9/11/18 - 2/26/19) – Seven months of training with one day for group education and another day for clinical component. Students will have an option to choose a day when they will do their clinical. Students will also participate in our Weekend on Duty program where they will dedicate a few Saturdays to ministry on campus. Program starts on the Tuesday the week after Labor Day and ends on the Last Tuesday of February.


 Addresses basic competencies and issues of pastoral reflection, pastoral formation, pastoral identity and functioning in one or more units of CPE. A CPE student must meet Level I CPE outcomes, as documented in the supervisor’s evaluation, as a prerequisite for acceptance in Level II CPE.



Addresses advanced competencies and issues of pastoral function, reflection, and integration. Level II competencies are met through a program of at least four units of CPE, including Level I CPE units completed in one or more authorized ACPE centers.


The Camillian approach to health care is holistic and ecumenical. By providing services to the poor, the sick, and the elderly with a sense of compassion and love, the St. Camillus Campus offers hope and meaning to those who are suffering, comfort and security to those who are aging, and serenity to those who are dying, taking into account each person’s innate dignity, unique needs, and God- given rights.

Out of intense involvement with supervisor/s, other students, people in crisis, and other professionals, CPE students are challenged to improve, deepen, and expand the quality of their pastoral relationships.

 Through viewing complicated life situations from different viewpoints, students are able to gain new insights and understanding about the human situation.

 CPE students will have the opportunity to minister to a diverse client population. Some of our resource areas for specialization in ministry include:


Independent Living

Assisted Living

Memory Care

Skilled Nursing

Home Care



Our Center is under the accreditation of:

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 101

Decatur, GA 30033



Please direct all inquires to

Melissa Schafer



Fr. Jojo Orosa



Fr. Jojo, is a priest of the Order of St. Camillus. Fr. Jojo’s American experience of CPE training started in the fall of 1996 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. After working nearly eight years at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, he provided contractual CPE supervision at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill., as well as Village at Manor Park and Alexian Village of Milwaukee between 2005 and 2006.

Fr. Jojo is currently working as a chaplain and CPE supervisor on the St. Camillus Campus. He combines his ministry experience with the residents as well as his many years of CPE supervision as part of his vast resources for teaching CPE students.

Fr. Richard is a Camillian priest, certified as a CPE supervisor by both the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. Prior to his program on the St. Camillus Campus, he was director of Pastoral Care and a CPE supervisor hospital in Milwaukee for close to 20 years. After his hospital ministry, his Religious congregation of six years gave him an assignment in Rome.



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