Greetings to all. Our courses are on break. Both our present CPE group and our CPO group will start up again in Mid-January. However, we will be at the Lide-Walker Conference at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary January 7-9.
February, we will be hosting Dr. Raymond Lawrence from CPSP.
Although we are on break, we are still available for consultation. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is our CPE team during second semester here at Bukal. From left to right.
- Aaron CPE Trainee
- Vo CPE Supervisor-in-Training
- Celia CPE Diplomate
- Lyn CPE Supervisor-in-Training
- Matthew CPE Trainee
- Mike PC Thesis
- Bhab CPE Trainee
- Medo CPE Trainee
- Xander CPE Trainee
- Crista CPE Trainee
On October 15 we started a new CPE group. We have 6 trainees. They have Vo and Lyn as SITs for the trainees. The left image below is on the first day of CPE. We also have 3 trainees for CPO led by Bob and Celia.
The right picture was taken in the office of Dr. Pagara, dean of the School of Theology at Central Philippine University. We were meeting with Dr. Cal Sodoay, a partner in CPE. The picture includes Doc Cal, Celia, Bob, Doc Gibbs, and Dr. Pagara. The trip, including Doc Lyn, and several CPE members in Iloilo was on October 4-7.
October 4-7 Iloilo Trip
October 9 Start of Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO)
October 15 Start of CPE. 9am
October 26-27 Dumaguete Trip
November Welcoming Dr. Dickens
January Welcoming Dr. Lawrence
Friday, we held our CPE commissioning for half unit trainees. They began their training 6 weeks ago in early June. There are 14 trainees, 10 of whom were doing half unit intensive. The 10 are Matthew, Jaymar, Ely, Eleazar, Claribel, Bhab, Shoneem, Charles, Nap, and Jerry. Most are associated with Philippine Baptist Theollogical Seminary or Lutheran Theological Seminary. Their supervisors (SITs) are Chaplains Vo and Edgar. Chaplain Celia is supervising the other four who will complete their work in September.
Many joined the celebration which culminated with a dinner social at the Bukal Life Care Office. We were blessed with some special guests. These include Dr. Armand Canoy the president of PBTS, and Dr. Aloysius Schwartz, OT professor of LTS. Additionally, Dr. Sim Dang-Awan Jr. spoke briefly on military chaplaincy, and Ptr. Renato Eustaquio spoke briefly on Marketplace (or Corporate) Chaplaincy.
Today, Saturday, we are have certification board for four. These four have completed four (4) units of CPE and are seeking certification in clinical chaplaincy.
This was technically not a Bukal Life Care ministry trip. Rather, it was a project of one of the mission classes at PBTS. It is a class taught by Bob Munson (administrator at Bukal). They choses to do a seminar in Family Relations ina small mining community in Sangilo, Itogon. The two resource speakers were Atty Ben Gaab, and Celia Munson (the latter being a counselor at Bukal Life Care).
We had a great time. Pictures are available at Bob and Celia’s personal blog, HERE.