After due diligence and in keeping with the mission and bylaws of Urban CPE Consortium, Inc., the Board of Directors has determined that Advocate Aurora Health is a good mission fit with whom to entrust the funds, programs, and intellectual property of Urban CPE Consortium upon its dissolution as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on May 19, 2022. Urban CPE is going full circle. Urban CPE was founded and nurtured in the beginning years by Advocate Health. Urban CPE Consortium, Inc. emerged out of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) Urban CPE, itself an outgrowth of the Center for Public Ministry (CFPM) in 1991. Supervisor Frances McWilliams, a group facilitator in the CFPM and an ACPE Supervisor at what is now Advocate Christ Hospital, began offering CPE at Christ Hospital, under the ACPE certification of the Evangelical Health System, a predecessor of Advocate Health Care.
Urban CPE has had several reiterations since 1991 leading to the formation of Urban CPE as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2015 under the leadership of Sr. Barbara Sheehan. Urban CPE continues to be recognized as an innovation leader in the field of clinical pastoral education. The Board of Directors of Urban CPE Consortium strongly believes that the Urban CPE mission is essential and will be continued and nurtured under the auspices of Advocate Aurora Health.
Advocate Aurora Health will offer urban community-based Clinical Pastoral Education programs with a social justice focus. Click for more information.
Principal ACPE Certified Educator for Urban CPE Consortium, Inc.
If you are social justice oriented, compassionate, and concerned about the “least of these” then Urban CPE Consortium, Inc. (UCPEC) is looking for YOU! We are seeking a Principal ACPE Certified Educator who will be responsible for providing training and education to CPE students in accordance with ACPE accreditation standards. UCPEC, located in the City of Chicago, offers a unique opportunity to supervise students in a non-traditional, non-hospital setting often within social service agencies within the metropolitan area.
UCPEC Principal Educator QUALIFICATIONS:
UCPEC ACPE Certified Educator MUST possess:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Principal Educator is responsible for providing clinical pastoral education supervision to students enrolled in the Urban CPE Consortium program.
The position is a salaried, half-time position and provides vacation. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to the Executive and Development Director, Dawnn M. Pirani Brumfield at email@example.com
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The Reverend Dr. Dawnn M. Pirani Brumfield
The Urban CPE Consortium Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Dawnn Pirani Brumfield as Executive and Development Director. The Board made this selection based on Dawnn’s extensive experience and professional achievements.
In addition to managing day to day operations, Dawnn will work closely with the Urban CPE Consortium Board and former Executive Director/current Principal ACPE Certified Educator, Barbara Sheehan, S.P., to develop a guiding vision for the organization’s future. Dawnn will have responsibility for communications, marketing, fundraising, and relationship management.
In line with Urban CPE’s mission, Dawnn’s heart lies with those who are marginalized. Her life ministry has been committed to educating church leadership on how to make the church accessible to ALL people regardless of race, gender, class or culture, sexual orientation, family design and physical, emotional or mental conditions.
She is a passionate preacher, teacher, and lecturer who routinely incorporates current books, movies, music and sports analogies into her messages. She is most proud of the opportunities she’s been afforded to teach and preach in South Africa and Ghana, West Africa, and serve in Atlanta, GA as a chaplain at the Metro State Women’s Prison and at the Atlanta Medical Center.
Dawnn earned her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Chicago Theological Seminary. She also holds a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School and an advanced certificate in Counseling from The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy.
She enjoys reading, writing, watching sports and spending time with her spouse, family and friends. Most of all, she loves connecting with people; helping to bring God’s purpose for an individual’s life to fruition.
We are confident that Dawnn’s collaborative and engaging leadership approach and wide range of ministerial experiences will assist the Urban CPE Consortium in continuing to achieve its mission and goals to serve a diverse and inclusive community.
Part-Time Executive and Development Director
Urban CPE Consortium, Chicago, IL
Serve a mission-based, not-for-profit organization committed to core values of justice, community, compassion, and well-being, as well as the training of ministerial leaders who will provide accompaniment and care to those most marginalized in society.
The Executive and Development Director is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations and administration of Urban CPE Consortium. The Executive and Development Director provides, in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Urban CPE Principle Educator, a guiding vision for the organization with respect to communications, marketing, fundraising, and relationship management, and is responsible for the execution of organizational operations. The Executive and Development Director will have some flexibility over their weekly schedule and the ability to work from home.
Administrative and Organizational responsibilities:
Fundraising and Fiscal Management responsibilities:
Relationship Management responsibilities:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Bridget Purdome, Urban CPE Board President at Bridget.Purdome@amitahealth.org.
May 29, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Urban CPE extended group
Back row Left to Right: Ari Marinelli ,
Eric Hillabrant (Supervisory student), Alin Dogaru (Educator Candidate), Shiju Paul, Reed Fowler,
Educator Barbara Sheehan
Front row, Left to Right: Susan Aarup, Karen Hernes, Laurie Kenyon
Northshore Healthcare Urban CPE Group
Left to right: Denise Ann Belista, Kalif Crutcher, Emily Rettinghouse,
Annette Chamness, Courtney Reid, Educator Ida-Regina Oliver.
Urban CPE has opened a search for a new Executive Director. Please follow this link for more information. Forward this information to anyone who may be a good candidate for this important position.
Summer Urban CPE will welcome 8 students.
And welcome the involvement of our Educator student, Alin Dogaru.
Thank You, Everyone For a Wonderful Benefit!
We were all delighted with good food, excellent music, socializing
and the honor of presenting the Partner in Justice award to RefugeeOne.