September 16, 2013

Dear Alumnae et Alumni,

Over the summer University of Colorado Hospital opened inpatient beds in the second Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion Tower and expanded inpatient service in the first Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion Tower. Staff Chaplains, Chaplain Residents, and our class of Chaplain Externs kept busy addressing the needs of patients, patient families, and caregivers during this change. Three Chaplain Externs participated in the first Specialized Summer Intensive at CeDAR. This proved to be a positive experience for the CPE students and for the CeDAR community. We plan to offer this learning opportunity during the summer 2014. Stay tuned.

The UCHealth System continues to grow. We share this name with Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Memorial Hospital’s two Colorado Springs locations have joined. Each hospital maintains its own character and continues to provide the quality health care historically expected from the communities they serve. As a system we share a vision and responsibility to provide the best health care for Colorado in the midst of a changing health care environment.

We appreciate your contributions to building a strong clinical pastoral education program. It is not easy, building. Plans change. Life is heavy lifting. Learning is heavy lifting. Build today and prepare for tomorrow. I’ll repeat the quote from Maya Lin: “For the most part things never get built the way they were drawn.”

Summer is coming to an end. Let us know where you are, what you’re doing, and what brings you joy. Keep in touch. Donate your used books. And remember,

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand … and thy right hand shall save me. Psalm 138:7

Julie R. Swaney, Manager

ACPE Supervisor


Wayne Van Kampen, Senior Chaplain

ACPE Supervisor


D. Jo Lowell, Senior Chaplain



Leta Herrington, Staff Chaplain



William H. Jensen, Staff Chaplain

Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion


Ryan Khan, Staff Chaplain

Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion


Anne Dondapati Allen, Staff Chaplain

Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, weekend days


Betsy Benjamin, Administrative Secretary

Leprino Building, 6th Floor–6.011