Download an application form from
Complete the application including responding fully to all essay questions.
Mail/email completed application to CPE Director.
Complete interview with CPE Supervisor and other(s).

Tuition, Fees, and Stipend
Application Fee: None
Unit Registration Fee:$100/unit
Stipend (Yearlong Residency Only): $30,000
Tuition: Applicable only to students not serving in Methodist Clinical
placements. Depending on specifics, tuition ranges from $500 - $1000.

Applications are taken at any time and you will be told of the next available unit at the time when which you apply. The entire application process including interviews is usually complete several months before a unit begins, but due to cancellations or other unforeseen circumstances you may be able to get into a unit closer to the start of that unit.

For more information about the CPE program, please contact the Director:
Rev. Rhonda Gilligan-Gillespie
1265 Union Ave, TW 170
Memphis, TN 38104

The CPE program at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is accredited by:
The Association for
Clinical Pastoral Education
One West Court Square, Ste. 325
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-320-1472

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. is nationally recognized as an accrediting agency in the field of clinical pastoral education by the U.S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education. All records are governed by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (