A Fond Farewell

On May 29th, after our CPE Graduation, we held a commissioning and farewell celebration to a long-time staff member of Bukal Life Care, Jehny Pedazo. Jehny has been part of Bukal Life Care since March of 2010, only 4 months after we semi-organized, and well before we formally organized. She has been a counselor, trainer, and leader within our organization, as well as a cofounder of CPSP-Philippines.

She will be departing to learn, work, and serve in another country. She plans to remain on the boards of both Bukal Life Care and CPSP-Philippines.  We wish her God’s richest blessings in this new chapter of her life.


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CPE Summer Intensive 2015 Graduation

May 29, 2015, we had our CPE graduation at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary


CPE Trainees Summer 2015

Teresita Acdol

Jestoni Aduca

Dennis P. Alida

John Mark M. Bagalan

Arturo C. Balagot

Edgar Chan

Dionelle John B. Cornate

Sr. Rufina Dubao

Meriam G. Dulay

Mariz S. Eustaquio

A. R. Fabiala

Corina Mariano

Lalaine C. Mirasol

Rebecca Ann S. Pesquera

German B. Ramboyong Jr

Serafina Tenenan

CPE Supervisors

Celia P. Munson

Dr. Paul C. Tabon

Jehny M. Pedazo

Ptr. Renato Eustaquio, a 2007 CPE graduation and senior pastor at Vineyard Christian Church in Bocaue, Bulacan, was our guest speaker. Each trainee also gave their theological integration from the CPE term. Dr. Paul Tabon gave the commissioning at the end of the main service.

This was also the first time that Dr. Paul Tabon and Ms. Jehny Pedazo served as CPE Supervisors (SITs) under CPSP-Philippines. Good job!!

Afterwards, we moved a few feet from Chapel B to the Bukal Life Care office for lunch fellowship. It was a great day. Congratulations to all who have stayed true to finish the course. We are excited to see what God has for each in the future.

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Clinical Pastoral Education is provided by Bukal Life Care, in parnership with the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (CPSP) and CPSP-Philippines. Our next CPE groups start in mid-June. Contact us at 0933-302-0373 or info@bukallife.org if you have any questions.

Disaster Response for Ministers

DR May 1“Disaster Response for Ministers” training. at PBTS in partnership with Bukal Life Care. This is part of PBTS’ “Summer Leadership Institute.” Dean Miller from the Baptist General Assembly of Virginia was the lead trainer. The focus was developing of relief response networks that are prepared to respond to disasters of a variety of kinds and relating to a variety of needs. It was a great time for learning and for sharing insights.

DR May B3aOn the right is Dean Miller, our lead facilitator/instructor. Additionally,, Bob and Jehny (from Bukal Life Care) assisted, particularly in giving overviews of disaster response chaplaincy as it pertains to crisis defusing (Bob) and Play and Art Therapy (Jehny)

Basic Program/Schedule of Events for Disaster Response for Ministers Training

Wednesday (May 13)
Before 2pm        Registration at Finance/Dorms
2pm 1st              Session/ Welcome/Intro
3:30pm               Break
4pm                    2nd Session
5:30pm               Dinner
7:30am               Breakfast
8:30am               3rd Session
10 am                 Break
10:30 am            4th Session
12 pm                 Lunch
1:30 pm              5th Session
3 pm                   Break
3:30 pm              6th Session
5:30 pm              Dinner
Friday                            (Same Schedule as Thursday)
7:30am              Breakfast
8:30am              11th Session
10:am                Break
10:15 am          12th Session/ Graduation/Certificates
11:30 am           Lunch