A long banner, with a blue background and the words "2024 Annual Gathering" in yellow. In white text, below, are the words "Resonating in the Past, Amplifying the Present, and Attuning to the Future of Pastoral Care" and then "October 13-15, Nashville, TN and Zoom". The CPEI logo is in a grey circle in the middle of the graphic and to the right of the graphic is a photo of the Nashville skyline at sunset, with a yellow and grey sky.

You Are Warmly Invited

Join us for CPEI’s First Annual Gathering, a landmark event bringing together experts, practitioners, and students in clinical pastoral care. This two-day event offers a rich program of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities designed to inspire and educate. 

Explore the evolution and future of clinical pastoral care through our theme: Resonating with the Past, Amplifying the Present, and Attuning to the Future. Join us for an enriching experience featuring over distinguished speakers, engaging workshops and panel discussions, and an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our credentialed members and affiliations.

Program highlights include: 

  • Distinguished speakers presenting on topics from the Harrison Paradox Theory to Preparing for Board Certification
  • Interactive panel and community discussions
  • Over twelve hours of content available in two days – and more, as we are adding to the schedule!
  • The opportunity for more than ten Clinical Education Units (CEUs) 
  • Celebrating our newly credential members’ successes & CPEI’s success
  • Fun outings with good food and memorable times

The Schedule

CPEI is using the award-winning app Sched for this event. Click the yellow Sched button or visit it here: Website | Mobile 

The schedule is subject to change so check it frequently – we are adding to it!

Yellow rectangle with the word "SCHED" in the middle of it, and to the left of the word is a cartoon of a man in a spacesuit.
Click the button to visit our app


 Join Us In The Music City

    The Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt is a full service hotel in the heart of the Music City. Enjoy the best of Nashville with an all-day free shuttle to Lower Broadway, the downtown entertainment district, and Music City Center. We have a special rate of $189/night for single or double rooms if you make reservations before September 19. 

    Reservations: +1 615-327-4707 / or / Online Reservations
    Our group code is CPI.

    Holiday Inn Nashville – Vanderbilt, 2613 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

     Join Us Online

    Participate from anywhere! All workshops, discussions, and the celebration of our newly certified members will be on Zoom and recorded so attendees can catch up on the sessions they missed.  


    We have two level of tickets and several ways attendees can save!

    (1) In-person / Nashville TN ………. $200 per person
    Includes all sessions and recordings, a CEU certificate for sessions attended or completed, the reception on Sun., two luncheons (Mon. and Tues.), access to the hospitality suite, and conference materials. Hotel registration is separate. There is also a meals-only tickets available for the guest (spouse, partner, friend, family, etc.) of any attendee. 

    (2) Virtual / Zoom ………… $100 per person
    This includes all sessions and recordings available on Zoom, a CEU certificate for sessions attended or completed, and conference materials.

     Coupons – $ave $ave $ave

    • Use code EARLYBIRD to get 20% off registration before September 1. 
    • Use code IHEARTCPE for 25% off registration if you’re enrolled in a unit of CPE now or before October 15. 
    • Use code SUPER for 30% off registration if you’re a supervisor educator AND you have three or more students registered at the same ticket level (three in-person or three virtual) before October 13. 

    Coupon codes cannot be combined. 


    We apply 10% of each registration to a scholarship for students, so you can feel good about attending this event because you’re helping the future of clinical chaplaincy! If you wish to make a donation and sponsor a student or would like more information about scholarship opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact us at info.cpei@gmail.com

    Event and Registration Policies

    CPEI’s First Annual Gathering is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all attendees, including those with disabilities. We strive to ensure that everyone can fully participate in our hybrid conference, whether attending in-person or virtually. For any accessibility-related questions, requests, or concerns, please get in touch with us at info.cpei@gmail.com

    Venue Accessibility: The conference venue is fully accessible, with ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms available. Signage will be clear and include braille where applicable.

    Virtual Accessibility (Online Attendees): The virtual conference platform is designed to be accessible and compatible with screen readers and other assistive technologies. All live sessions will include real-time closed captioning, and captions will also be available in recorded sessions.

    Code of Conduct: All participants (in-person and virtual) are expected to adhere to the conference Code of Conduct, which promotes a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for all attendees. Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in expulsion from the conference without a refund.

    Dress Code: The dress code for this event is business casual attire

    Consent to Photography and Recording: By attending the conference, whether in-person or virtually, all participants (attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and guests) acknowledge and agree that:
    The conference organizers may take photographs and/or record video and audio of sessions, workshops, and other activities, including virtual Zoom sessions.

    Please visit our event app, Sched, for additional information or email us at info.cpei@gmail.com.