Clinical Pastoral Education

The Houston Methodist Hospital Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program is accredited by ACPE, Inc., to offer all levels of CPE (levels I and II, educator). The program has been in existence since 1967.

Chaplains and CPE students are integrated into the health care team, and their participation in patient and family care is expected and appreciated. Our students work closely each unit with a staff chaplain in a mentoring relationship.

At Houston Methodist, we seek students who want to extend hospitality, service and love to the sick and those who care for them. We seek students who are open to learning, spiritually sensitive and motivated to participate in the healing ministry of Houston Methodist.

If joining the Houston Methodist Spiritual Care and Education family interests you, please contact us for further information. 


Contact Information
Rev. Luis E. Rodriguez, DMin, ACPE, BCC
CPE Manager
Department of Spiritual Care and Education

Phone 713.441.6067
Fax 713.441.7725
Email LERodriguez@houstonmethodist.org


ACPE, Inc.
One West Court Square, Suite 325
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone 404.320.1472
Email acpe@acpe.edu