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, CPC-A
Administrative Director

Zachary Cuenca served in the Army for 8 years as a combat engineer. He has experience as a Pharmacy Technician for 4 years in the retail and hospital setting. He has climbed the corporate ladder with United Healthcare from his job as a Practice Performance Specialist to his current role as manager. He manages over 70 physician offices' providing quality/incentive strategy. He has earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and is seeking a MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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

Scott Savell is a retired Air Force Chaplain residing in Hodgenville, Kentucky. 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 presently serves as the ICPT Director of Education. He is endorsed by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Covention.


Joy Cuenca, MBA, MSBA
Systems Administrator

Joy Cuenca serves as the Systems Administrator for ICPT specializing in implementing and administering technology to support business processes. She believes that technology can be leveraged, not to replace, but to enhance the human experience. Joy started her career serving 10 years in the Army as a Medic. She then entered the healthcare administration field filling roles in operational leadership until transitioning into IT. In addition to her role at ICPT, Joy is the Director of Business Strategy and Analytics at DECO Recovery Management. She holds an MBA and Master of Science in Business Analytics from the University of Maryland, R.H. Smith School of Business. She holds professional certifications including AI Leadership for Healthcare, Microsoft Certifications for Power Platform and Dynamics 365, and is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator. Joy is currently pursuing certification as a Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT®) on her path to become a Microsoft Certified Trainer.


Janine Tausa
Administrative Assistant

Aspiring to graduate with a Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English at Pangasinan State University-Lingayen Campus which will widen her knowledge to numerous aspects. The curriculum is designed to prepare her as globally competitive individual capable of meeting the needs of industry, public service and civil society and to prepare her proficiency in communications, socializing techniques, organizational skills and other mechanics that will help her to execute solutions. She's a consistent honor student, gained numerous leadership award. She's a member of The Lord Reigns International Ministries Incorporated. She has worked several times on different offices of the Municipality Bani, Pangasinan


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 a Board-Certified chaplain 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

Tami Harris has been a chaplain in the subacute psychiatric setting since 1989. Harris was born in Utah but spent much of her life outside the United States as her father was a United States Air Force Chaplain. Tami graduated from high school in the Philippines, attended Brigham Young University, graduated from the University of Phoenix in Human Services, received her Clinical Pastoral Education from the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, her master's degree in Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University, and has been with ICPT since 2019. Chaplain Harris is a speaker at national conferences on the subject of resiliency and posttraumatic growth. However, Tami is probably best known for her outstanding performance as Santa Lucia, in the fourth-grade school play.


CPE Supervisor, Mary Fabin

Mary Fabin is an ordained American Baptist Pastor. She has served as a missionary in Nigeria, pastor, Hospice chaplain, Hospital chaplain, and teacher in her ministry roles. Mary did her Supervision training at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City under Supervisor Doug Williams. She is currently supervising CPE students under ICPT. Mary and her husband Rob live in Saratoga, Wyoming. They have two adult children. Their current “empty nest” is filled by two dogs, two horses, four chickens, and a turtle.


CPE Supervisor, Don Dalton

Don Dalton serves Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor and is the day shift trauma Chaplain for Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando. Don also worked with Vitas Hospice for nine years and served as the Bereavement manager for four years during his time there and did a very short Stint with Kindred Hospice. Don is a Board-Certified Chaplain and endorsed by the North American Mission Board of the southern Baptist Convention. Don has served in Pastoral ministries for over forty years. During this time, he served churches from Florida to California. He also served as Missionary to the Former Soviet Republic of Belarus, with the International mission Board of the Southern Baptist convention. Don resides Florida, is married and has two daughters and seven Grandchildren. He enjoys Art, fishing and Music plays four different instruments.


CPE Supervisor, Tom DeWitt

Tom is an experienced Board Certified Chaplain (ACCC and SCA), Ordained Pastor, and Chaplain Educator. His Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies is from Lee University. He holds a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (In Process), Pastoral Counseling. Trinity Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Theology (In Process), Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy, The SCA University of Theology and Spirituality He has also completed a one-year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education. He is a minister with over twenty-five years of experience. His background includes involvement in a variety of leadership positions within the church, hospital, hospice, and correctional ministry, working alongside others to accomplish the goal of ministry. His strongest gifts are leadership, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care and counseling. He has a leadership style that is decisive, collegial, and solution-oriented. He has served in a variety of leadership positions on various committees in his denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention. While serving as a staff chaplain at Saint Louis University Hospital he served as adjunct faculty for an annual Death and Dying module taught to the second-year medical students at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. In addition, he participated in an annual medical ethics training seminar for first-year medical residents. He also served as an adviser to the Interfaith Interest Group in the School of Medicine. Additionally, he was a preceptor for The Clinical Pastoral Education students at Saint Louis University Hospital and taught didactic sessions on spiritual assessment and pastoral care of hospital patients. For several years he was a certified instructor in Healthy Interventions. A class that taught hospital staff how to deal with potentially violent and volatile situations. He is passionate about pastoral care and education of ministers and believes that every minister should have professional and clinical training. Tom is a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor with the Institute of Clinical Pastoral Training Tom was awarded the Michael B. Dutton Superintendent’s Award, In recognition of outstanding interpersonal skills throughout training at the Tennessee Correction Academy in 2013


CPE Supervisor, Rick Capezza

Rick is the Lead Director of Spiritual Care and Bereavement for Auburn Crest Hospice, supervising five offices in Idaho and Utah. He is an ordained pastor, CPE Supervisor, Board Certified Chaplain, Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional. Rick has taught in higher education for over twenty years and has graduate degrees in Literature, Divinity, Sacred Theology, and Worship Studies. He is currently working on his second doctorate, in Spiritual Direction, at The University of Theology and Spirituality.


CPE Supervisor, Aaron Holt

Aaron is a full-time chaplain and CPE Supervisor with Cox Health in Springfield, Missouri. Aaron received a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is board certified jointly through the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and the Spiritual Care Association.


CPE Supervisor, Ray Huff MDiv BCC CPES

Ray is a board member of Christian Chaplains & Coaching, a corporate site for ICPT.EDU where he serves as Academic Advisor and CPE instructor. Ray is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and dual certified by Spiritual Care Association. He has significant real world Business, Pastor, Chaplain, and Supervision experience.


CPE Supervisor, Robert Fulwood

Rob is an experienced Board-Certified Chaplain (ACCC and SCA), Ordained Pastor, and Chaplain Educator. In addition to being a US Navy veteran, his educational accomplishments are as follows: BS (Public Administration) from Upper Iowa University, MA (Religion) from Liberty University, MS (Library Science) from North Carolina Central University, and a Ph.D. (Educational Administration) from Capella University. Additional academic studies completed from Princeton Theological Seminary and Harvard University. His 37 years of ministerial experience includes 13 Units of CPE Training, clinical chaplaincy (hospital, mental health, & prison facilities), and pastoral leadership in three different Christian denominations (Missionary Baptist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ). His strongest gifts are meeting people where they are in life for the purpose of making them feel better about themselves and leading better spiritual lives for God. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and NAACP. His greatest achievement is being the proud father of six children and married to his wife Karen since 1995. He aspires to eventually become a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Massage Therapist and incorporating these services within SAGA Enterprises (Spiritual Application of God's Anointing), an educational consultation business that he has founded and has been in existence since 2018.


CPE Supervisor, James Kirkland MTS BCC CPES

Executive Director for Christian Chaplains & Coaching, a corporate site for ICPT.EDU. Jim has more than 30 years experience as a business executive while also serving as a Chaplain and Pastor in a variety of settings. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and dual certified by Spiritual Care Association.


CPE Supervisor, John D. Hill, M.DIV-C, BCC, CPES

John is a full-time workplace chaplain with Tyson Foods and also serves as a US Army Reserve Chaplain. John has a earned and Masters in Divinity Correlated, and a Board Certified Chaplain. After several years as an active duty Army chaplain he transferred to the reserve component and has worked for Tyson Foods since May 2012 and has been an Army chaplain since August 2003. Regardless of the context of chaplain ministry the care is the same which is providing spiritual care and guidance to individuals and families wherever the need arises. John lives with his wife and two children in Sherman, TX.


CPE Supervisor, Dr. Carolyn Smith Goings, B.A., MFA, M.Div., Ph.D. BCC, CPES

Dr. Carolyn Smith Goings is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv), Antioach University (PhD), and Goddard College (BA and MFA). Dr. Goings has served in varying chaplaincy roles in different area of the Unite States: in prisons, on a college compus, in long-term care facilities, in critical-care hospitals, and in hospices. She is a Board Certified Chaplain and Board Certified CPE Supervisor/Educator. Carolyn has also served as pastor of several United Methodist Churches in New England and the Midwest and has taught college courses in several institutions in New England and Tennessee. For more than thirty years, Rev. Dr. Goings has provided pastoral counseling to congregants and community members. She is CEO of The Well of Dyersburg and Pastoral Counselor for Grateful Heart Counseling @ The Well.


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.


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.