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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 In-Hospital Integrative Medicine Services and Clinical Pastoral Education. She joined CPMC and the IHH team in August 2013. Julie has been the Director of Spiritual Care at Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ. She has been in healthcare for over 12 years. Julie is ordained by the Hompa Hongwanji Ha, a Jodo Shinshu Pure Land Buddhist tradition, and is a graduate of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. She completed her research level at the Central Buddhist Institute in Kyoto, Japan. She has 12 years of temple ministry experience.



    Reverend Heather Weidemann, M.Div., is an ACPE Associate Supervisor and an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Christ (UCC). Heather served as a Chaplain Resident at CPMC from 2009-2010 and returned to the IHH in June 2014 as a Spiritual Care Supervisor for Clinical Pastoral Education. She completed her ACPE supervisory training at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. Heather is a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, where she earned her Master’s of Divinity in 2008 and currently teaches theological writing as an adjunct faculty member. She also serves on the Golden Gate Association Board of Directors of the UCC and as a parish associate with Community Congregational Church of Tiburon, CA.