CHH graduates six from Clinical Pastoral Education program

The Clinical Pastoral Education Department at Cabell Huntington Hospital has graduated six members of the clergy. A recent graduation ceremony at the hospital ended a one-year residency program for four students and an 11-week summer internship for two others.

Graduates of the residency program were:

  • Danny Adams of Lexington, KY, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Sandy Adams of Russell, KY, ordained Southern Baptist minister
  • Rob O'Lynn of Proctorville, Ohio, Church of Christ
  • John Eshelman of Hamilton, Ohio, ordained United Methodist minister

Students completing summer internships were:

  • Pam McCalla of Huntington, ordained Presbyterian Church USA
  • Mike Prestera of Huntington, ordained Permanent Deacon, Roman Catholic Church

Cabell Huntington is one of 350 accredited Clinical Pastoral Education centers in the country. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the program at Cabell Huntington. More than 250 student chaplains have been trained in interfaith professional education for the ministry since 1988.

Students can be an ordained, licensed or commissioned as a leader or a qualified lay visitor. They also must have a capacity to work in an interfaith context and be willing to work in a sometimes chaotic environment and function for the betterment of the patient, family and healthcare team.

For more information about Pastoral Care services at Cabell Huntington Hospital, including the Clinical Pastoral Education program, please call 304-526-2049.

  • Last updated: 11/12/2013
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