Faculty for Fairview’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program have extensive training, certification and experience in the field. They are committed to helping students from a wide range of faith traditions develop their knowledge and capabilities in providing spiritual care to people in various health circumstances and care settings.
The Rev. Deaconess Diane Greve, manager, Clinical Pastoral Education Center
Diane manages Fairview's CPE program and serves as a CPE educator at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. She has worked in churches, social service agencies and care settings around the Midwest. She is a consecrated deaconess with the Lutheran Deaconess Association in Valparaiso, Ind., and a minister of Word and Sacrament with the Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA.
Diane is certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) as a Supervisor and by the state of Minnesota as a licensed independent social worker. She holds a master’s degree in religious leadership from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minn., a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University.
The Rev. Caroline C. Eustis, CPE educator
Cary is a CPE educator and resident chaplain at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in Minneapolis.
Cary is an ACPE-certified Associate Supervisor and an ordained minister in preliminary fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. She holds a master’s of divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minn., and a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in St. Paul. She has done a CPE residency at United Hospital in St. Paul and been a supervisory education student at the Fairview Clinical Pastoral Education Cener in Minneapolis.
The Rev. Bonnie Forsman, CPE educator
Bonnie is a chaplain at Ebenezer senior housing campus in Minneapolis. She has worked as a chaplain for hospitals and senior housing in the Twin Cities and has been a pastoral care and visitation minister at a large church in Minneapolis.
Bonnie is a CPE supervisory candidate and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She holds a master’s of divinity degree from Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University in New York. She also has had spiritual direction training with Oasis Ministries in Camp Hill, Penn.
The Rev. Jay Hillestad, CPE educator
Jay is a CPE educator at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. He has worked as a chaplain supervisor, palliative care chaplain and chaplain resident at hospitals and nursing homes in Minnesota, Maryland and South Carolina.
Jay is an ACPE-certified Supervisor and is ordained into the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He holds a master’s of divinity degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary in Columbia, S.C., and a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College in St. Paul.
The Rev. Elizabeth BJ Larson, CPE educator
BJ is a CPE educator at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnville. She also serves as director of Spiritual Health Services for Fairview and director of Fairview Youth Grief Services. She has worked as a parish pastor in Wisconsin.
BJ is an ACPE-certified Supervisor and is an ordained Lutheran pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). She holds a master’s of divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul and a bachelor’s degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She also holds a certificate of organizational leadership from St. Catherine University in Minneapolis.
The Rev. Sheryl Stowman, CPE educator
Sheryl is a CPE educator at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. She has worked as a church youth director, assistant pastor, spiritual director and CPE supervisor at churches and CPE centers in the Twin Cities.
Sheryl is an ACPE-certified Supervisor and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She holds a master’s of divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in St. Paul and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She also has completed a spiritual direction training program at the Center for Spiritual Guidance in Minneapolis and is a student of the Ridhwan School, a path for spiritual development.