Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton

Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton

Chair, Endorser

Rev. James E. Smith, Jr.


Vocations in Pastoral Care



Areas of Service Training Recommended or Required Contact
Pastoral Care   Pastor, Church Staff, Social Services Clinical Pastoral Education (minimum of one unit) Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE)
Professional Chaplaincy   Hospital, hospice, military, or other institutional chaplaincy Clinical Pastoral Education (1-4 units required for employment, 4 units required for Board certification) ACPE for training                and Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), or College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) or National Assn of Catholic Chaplains, National Association of Jewish Chaplains for certification
Pastoral Educator (CPE Supervisor)   Supervisor of CPE programs in a variety of settings CPE (Level I, Level  2 and Supervisory) Successful completion of certification process Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) or CPSP
Pastoral Counselor Counselor on church staff, counseling center or agency CPE (at least 1 unit) PLUS Pastoral counseling training program ACPE for introductory unit                   and American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) for pastoral counseling training or
Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Counselor Varies from state to state, Can often be done in conjunction with pastoral counseling training AAPC, AAMFT or state credentialing agency

Click here to get information on Vocations in Pastoral Care

Click here to get information on Military Chaplaincy Requirements

Click here to get information on Clinical Pastoral Education 

Click here to get information about the Endorsement Process

Pan-Methodist Online Application

The CME Church joins the Pan-Methodist Commission Online Chaplaincy Endorsement Process.

Beginning January 2019, all requests for Ecclesiastical Endorsement from The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be submitted using the Pan-Methodist on-line application.