Our Mission

The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) endeavors to maintain and demonstrate the highest level of effective professional formation in various ministry environments. Our mission is to emphasize professional growth in ministry and protect the dignity of our trainees and those they encounter in ministry service. ICPT offers Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) to a wide range of individuals with differing religious beliefs and traditions. It is intentional that we treat each student trainee with respect and acceptance in the context of their own religious traditions. It is our goal to allow each trainee to grow within chaplaincy ministry and service to others consistent with these beliefs and traditions. Our desire is to provide personal and professional integration of peer-group feedback through CPE, in varied clinical settings.

Our Vision

This organization serves as a radiant beam of love, grace, and compassion in the world; igniting others and revealing the truth, peace, and understanding.

Our Team

Ty Alday, BCC, BCCS
President & CEO

Rev. Ty W. Alday has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) since its inception in 2013. ICPT’s mission is to emphasize personal and professional growth in ministry and protect the dignity of our Clinical Pastoral Education students and those they encounter in ministry service. Before joining ICPT, Rev. Alday served as Education Chaplain for Orlando Regional Medical Center and President of Alday Christian Counseling Center in Tampa, FL. Rev. Alday is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister with an ecclesiastical endorsement from the North American Mission Board serving in churches, hospices, and hospitals since 1996.

Ramel Cuenca, BCC, BCCS
Vice President & COO

Ramel Cuenca earned a BTh at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (1986) and MDiv Degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1992) in Louisville, Kentucky. He last served as Senior Pastor of South Orlando Baptist Church but has been in the pastoral ministry for over 20 years. He also spent time as missionary to Indonesia for 6 years under the International Mission Board (IMB). He has been involved in Clinical Pastoral Education since 1991 and is currently Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC) with The Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC) and Board-Certified CPE Supervisor (BCCS) with the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT).

Zachary Cuenca, BS.
Administrative Director

Zachary Cuenca served in the Army for 6 years as a combat engineer. He has experience as a Pharmacy Technician for 4 years in the retail and hospital setting. He currently works as a Practice Performance Specialist with United Healthcare performing clerical and training services to doctors' offices. He has earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and is seeking a MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He aspires to become a Pastor.

Scott Savell, BCC, BCCS
Director of Education & CPE Supervisor

Scott Savell is a workplace chaplain in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied Psychology, Sociology, and Religion at Mississippi College, graduating in 1993. He received a Master of Divinity in Missions, Evangelism and Church Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001. He completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) through the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in 2011 and an intensive CPE Supervisor-in-Training program with the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training in 2017. His ministry has spanned more than 30 years and eight states. He served churches in Mississippi and Kentucky before entering the Air Force where he served as a chaplain with assignments in Illinois, Texas, Alaska, and Florida before retiring in 2017. His travels have taken him to India, Israel, Senegal, France, Germany, Japan, Curacao, Canada, and The Philippines. He is a Pastor/Theologian, Teacher, Author, Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, Board Certified Chaplain with dual certification through the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and the Spiritual Care Association, and Board Certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor. He has served as the ICPT Director of Education since 2018. He is endorsed by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Covention.

Ch Regina J. Nevels, ICPT Outreach Coordinator

Regina J. Nevels is the Outreach Coordinator for The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training and currently serve as a full time Chaplain at Orlando Regional Medical Center a level one trauma hospital in Orlando, Florida. She was the Trauma chaplain on duty the night of the Pulse Night Club Shooting. Regina was the Executive Assistant to the director of Faith Based and Community Affairs at the City of Detroit Mayor’s Office. On behalf of the Mayor, she acted as the liaison between the Mayor’s office and the community building a strong ecumenical support base of over 300 clergy for the Mayor’s office agenda. Regina assisted in creating a City of Detroit Domestic Violence Initiative. She also assisted with the development of a citywide effort called The City of Detroit Manpower Movement to address the issues among the male population in the Detroit metropolitan. Regina was the Regional Coordinator for the National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She visited over 40 prisons in seven states setting up NAACP branches in the penal system. Her most notable accomplishment was the ex-offender job fair in which she initiated and implemented which over 50 business owners and over 1,000 ex-felons attended with record amounts receiving employment and given a second chance. Regina graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling. She is the currently pursuing her Doctorates degree at Liberty University through their Online program. Regina is married to Arnold Nevels, they have been married almost 11 years. Regina and Arnold have three children and 6 grandchildren. Regina and her family are from Detroit, Michigan. Regina and her husband started a non-profit ministry Mustardseed Generation Ministries where they focus on discipling and mentoring leaders.

Faculty Members

CPE Supervisor, Johnathon Law, M.DIV, MBA, BCC

John is a full-time chaplain with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He started his military career as a combat infantry paratrooper and served 7 years on Active Duty. John is currently serving as a US Army Reserve Chaplain. John has a earned and Masters in Divinity, and Business and is a Board Certified Chaplain. He has worked for the VA and the Army Reserve as a chaplain since 2012 providing spiritual care and guidance to individuals and families across the country. John lives with his wife and three children in Crestview Florida.

CPE Supervisor, Carolyn Nuthman, BCC, BCCS

Carolyn graduated with a Bachelor of Sacred Literature and an Associate in Music from Ozark Christian College. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training. She has served in many different facets of ministry for over 50 years: youth ministry, women’s ministry, singles and seniors ministry. More recently, she retired from the hospice chaplaincy and currently works with The Institute of Clinical Pastoral Training as a supervisor in their Supervisor-in-Training program. She is married, has three children and seven grandchildren.

CPE Supervisor, Reverand Thomas (Tom) Franklin, BCC, BCCS

Tom is a full-time chaplain with St. Croix Hospice. He is ordained and endorsed through the Christian & Missionary Alliance and pastored several churches for over 34 years in Wisconsin, New Jersey, Iowa and Minnesota. He is a graduate of Crown College and Alliance Theological Seminary. He is a Board-Certified Chaplain (BCCC) with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC) and is a Board Certified Clinical Education Supervisor (BCCS) with the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT). He served in the United States Air Force for eight years. Tom has been a counselor and seminar director for Prepare/Enrich since 1982. He is the founder and director of Alongside Restoration Ministries.

CPE Supervisor, Dan Weiser, BCC, BCCS

Dan is a full-time chaplain and the Director of Pastoral Care at Integris Baptist Hospital in Miami Oklahoma. Dan has a Doctorate in Theology and Theological Studies from Ambassadors of Faith College and Seminary. Dan has been a pastor since 2011. He began clinical pastoral work in 2015 at Freeman Health Systems and continued this work while running the Harbor Homeless Shelter. Dan also worked as the Director of Pastoral Care at New Mexico Women’s Correctional Facility in 2016.

CPE Supervisor, Chaplain Cooper, MDiv, LBSW, BCC, CPES

Chaplain Cooper is Board Certification with The Association for Certified Christian Chaplains – (ACCC). He is a CPE supervisor for The Institute for Certified Pastoral Training – (ICPT). He hold dual certifications with ACCC and the Spiritual Care Association – (SCA). He has a Master of Divinity, in Chaplaincy from Liberty University. He is also a Licensed Social Worker (LBSW) and Fire Department Chaplain. He volunteers for multiple organizations: (The American Red Cross- [Spiritual Disaster Services], and Critical Incidence Stress Management-[CISM]). He is currently a chaplain at TidalHealth Hospital in Maryland. I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me!" (Isaiah 6:8). “Be Blessed!”

CPE Supervisor, Kay Owen-Larson, BCC, CPES

Kay Owen-Larson Founder and President, Crossroads Ministries USA Inc., Founder and President, Crossroads School of Chaplaincy. Kay Owen-Larson is an ordained minister with over 55 years of experience in Christian ministry. She has served as a pastor, teacher, counselor, and conference speaker and is also a writer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Business Management and a Ph.D. of Divinity. She is a Corporate Owner of Crossroads School of Chaplaincy with The Institute of Clinical Pastoral Training, training chaplains and spiritual care providers, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a Bishop with the Worldwide Fellowship of Independent Christian Churches for the states of Colorado and Texas, an endorsing agency for chaplains.

CPE Supervisor, Rosaline S. Cobb, BCC, BCCS

Rosaline S. Cobb is a Board-Certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (CPES) with the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT), a Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC) and an Assistant to the Director of Education of ICPT. She holds dual certification with ACCC and Spiritual Care Assoc. (SCA). Rosaline is a full time chaplain with U F Health in Jacksonville, FL where she journeys and provides spiritual care for those she encounters. She is also a Biblical counselor with UFCCM (United Fellowship for Christ Counseling Ministries), an Associate Pastor and the Founder/President of Speaks Life Inc., an organization where she speaks life through hope, support and healing.

CPE Supervisor, Christopher A Hamm, BCC, BCCS

Chris serves as a full-time clinical chaplain for St Mary’s Healthcare in Upstate New York since retiring from pastoral ministry in 2016. Chris holds a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary. He has been a pastor since 1996. While serving as a community pastor, Chris also served as Chaplain for the Gloversville Fire Department & the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. (It is Tom Franklin’s fault that Chris is a CPE Supervisor today, since Tom was the one who planted the idea in Chris’s head while Chris was completing Unit 4 with ICPT.)

CPE Supervisor, Tami Harris


CPE Supervisor, Michael Halyard


CPE Supervisor, Tom DeWitt


CPE Supervisor, Don Dalton


CPE Supervisor, Daniel Korie


CPE Supervisor, Mary Fabin


CPE Supervisor, Aaron Holt


CPE Supervisor, Karen Gore


CPE Supervisor, Ray Huff


CPE Supervisor, Rick Capezza


ICPT’s Interactive Distance Learning Management Team Includes:

Jose A. Hernandez
SCA Chief Operating Officer

Jose joined SCA in 2013 following eight years as CEO of the YWCA of Trenton, NJ. After successfully turning around a multi-million-dollar organization that was suffering from large debt, an aging infrastructure and dwindling revenues, Jose grew annual budget by over 45% in just three years. He developed and founded the national “Stand Against Racism” movement – a call to people from all backgrounds to "Stand Against Racism" and discrimination. Previously, Jose served as Chief Development Officer for RENEW International, a faith-based organization that promotes spirituality through its international base of over 25 million small faith-based communities. From 2007-2010 Jose served as an Advisor to the Governor in the matters of Human Services. In addition, he currently serves on a number of local and regional boards, including the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, where he is also a member of the Executive Committee and co-chairs the Hispanic Business Council for the central New Jersey area. He earned dual bachelor’s degrees in religious studies and social work from Iona College, and theology post-graduate work at St. John’s University.

Reverend Sue Wintz, BCC
Director of Interactive Distance Learning

Sue is the Director for Professional and Community Education at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and the Director of Education for the Spiritual Care Association, overseeing the SCA online learning center. Sue has over 35 years of clinical, administrative, writing, educational design, development, and teaching experience in the provision of professional chaplaincy and spiritual care. She has worked in and contributed to numerous health care and community settings as well as serving as an expert advisor and contributor to intradisciplinary professional organizations and projects, most recently as a member of the writing group for the National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition, published on October 31, 2018. Sue is an advance practice board certified member of the Spiritual Care Association. She is also is a board certified member and past president of the Association of Professional Chaplains who, in 2013 gave her its highest honor, the Anton Boisen Professional Service Award. She joined HealthCare Chaplaincy Network in 2010.

Christopher Leone
Director of Technology

Chris brings over 30 years of IT, management and creative direction. Chris has worked extensively within the corporate, legal, government sectors. Most recently, Chris' focus has been driving emerging technologies within the healthcare industry. During his work in Asia and Europe, Chris has acquired significant experience in international business administration, staff management and practices. Prior to founding Correlative Incorporated, Chris was employed with the international law firm of Morgan Lewis as Network Manager and Chief Technology Architect. Chris led a twelve-member team of network engineers and administrators directly responsible for the design, implementation and management of the firm's international network consisting of 15 offices and over 3,500 nodes. Chris has also been employed with leading international companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and McMillian Publishing.

Franklin Lizausaba
Assistant Director of Technology

Franklin specializes in project management, web design, online marketing technologies and client support. Before joining HCCN, Franklin served 21 years in the position of IT Manager for the Law Firm of Morgan Lewis where he led the technology initiatives of the firm's Miami and Houston offices. Franklin holds a bachelor’s degree from Arcadia University.