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    Clinical Pastoral Education Faculty

    Our faculty draw upon their own faith traditions, pastoral care experience, and learning theory to guide their approach to education, ministry and supervision. Together they believe that CPE is transformative and are committed to cultivating an environment where students learn from their own lives.

    Reverend Julie Hanada, MA, ACPE Supervisor
    , is the Director of Hospital Chaplaincy and CPE. Julie is ordained by the Hompa Hongwanji Ha, a Jodo Shinshu Pure Land Buddhist tradition. She is a graduate of the Institute of Buddhist Studies and completed the research level at the Central Buddhist Institute in Kyoto, Japan. She has 12 years of temple ministry experience and 13 years of working in healthcare.

    Reverend Heather Weidemann, M.Div.
    , is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Christ (UCC). Heather is a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary and served as a Chaplain Resident at CPMC in 2009-10. She completed her ACPE supervisory training at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in SF, and rejoined CPMC as a Clinical Faculty member for Spiritual Care in 2014.