The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Education (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.
This organization serves as a radiant beam of love, grace, and compassion in the world; igniting others and revealing the truth, peace, and understanding.
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 of Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT).
Dr. Charles Underwood, BCC, BCCS
Director of Education & CPE Supervisor
Dr. Underwood is an on-call hospital chaplain for an emergency medical response trauma team just north of Orlando. This position affords Dr. Underwood the ability to use his counseling and pastoral skills developed over the years. He is nationally board certified as a chaplain by the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC) and serves as a qualified supervisor for their Clinical Pastoral Education program. He is also nationally recognized as a board certified pastoral counselor. Dr. Underwood serves on the advisory board of ACCC with responsibilities for chaplaincy education programs through the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT). He has been a licensed mental health and marriage and family counselor for over 20 years in a private practice setting in Orlando Florida. He graduated from Franklin Pierce University (BS) in New Hampshire; Liberty University (MA) in Virginia - Mental Health Counseling: Christian Counseling with an emphasis on integrating psychology and theology. His doctorate was earned at Barry University (PhD) in Miami Shores Florida - Education leadership in Counseling and family psychology. He has taught psychology courses at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Orlando campus for the past 8 years. He also taught abnormal psychology, human growth and development, and personality theory for 10 years at Belhaven University. He was born and raised in New England, and he is an avid Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Bruins hockey fan. His favorite sport is college hockey, especially the annual intercollegiate Bean Pot tournament held in the Northeast every year during January.
Joe is a pastor with 30+ years of experience in the field of clinical pastoral services. Joe joined ICPT as a CPE student and later joined the team to support ICPT’s growth. In 2016 Joe took on the responsibilities of Administrative Director which entail is responsible for admissions, enrollment, facility, equipment and supplies, attendance tracking, completion tracking, refunds, student ledgers, and general operational policies and procedures. The Administrative Director reports directly to both the CEO and COO.
CPE Supervisor, Carolyn Nuthman, BCC, BCCS
Carolyn graduated with a Bachelor or Sacred Literature and an Associate in Music from Ozark Christian College. She is also a graduate of the Institute of 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, Scott Savell, BCC, BCCS
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 28 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, 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 is also a Doctor of Ministry Candidate at Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention.
CPE Supervisor, Ron Fuhrman, BCC, BCCS
Ron Fuhrman is married to his wife Joyce and celebrated their 46th anniversary in May 2017. They have three children and nineteen grandchildren. Ron received a diploma from Moody Bible Institute, and his BA, M Psychology and Counseling and M Div. from Louisiana Baptist University. Ron’s ministry experience includes service as a youth pastor, a program director for a para church ministry, pastor of a Bible church, founder and director of Whetstone Ministries and chaplain supervisor.
CPE Supervisor, Raymond Andrew, BCC, BCCS
Raymond Andrews is a native of Washington County Sandersville. He graduated from Albany State University, Albany, Georgia, and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Management. He also graduated from Bethany Theological Seminary, Dothan, Alabama, received a Doctoral Degree in Theology. Raymond Andrews serves as Chaplain for Tyson Foods, On Call Chaplain for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Spiritual Advisor to Tri County Workshop Choir, Chaplain Candidate for Georgia National Guard and has served as Guest Chaplain at the State House of Representatives, Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and pastor of Raines Baptist Church in Dawson, Georgia, where he has served for over 22 years. He is a Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC) and Board-Certified CPE Supervisor (BCCS) with the Institute of Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT). Raymond Andrews is married to Sharon Thomas Andrews of Lumpkin, Georgia. They have three children: Trenton, Amber and Torrey.
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 of 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, Rob Lyons, BCC, BCCS
Robert is a full-time hospital chaplain with Eskenazi Health and parish pastor. Robert has worked as a hospital chaplain for and Spiritual Care Manager for 20+ combined years. Robert is responsible for oversight of spiritual care services in the Wishart environment, and for providing direct spiritual care and sacramental ministry. He is also responsible for oversight of decedent affairs and supporting the organ, tissue, eye donations, and biomedical ethics programs at the hospital. Robert obtained his Master of Divinity degree from St. Alcuin House Seminary and Theological license from Workers of the Infant Jesus School of Ministry.
CPE Supervisor, Douglas Williams, BCC, BCCS
Doug is a full-time chaplain with Centura Health. He has worked in medical chaplaincy for 30+ years. Doug has a doctorate in medicine and ministry. He has worked for Centura for 18 years providing spiritual care and guidance to individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas. He works with more than 6,000 physicians and the 21,000 patients served by Centura.
CPE Supervisor, Fred M Madren Jr, BCC, BCCS
Fred M Maren is a Board-Certified CPE Supervisor with the Institute of Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) and Board-Certified Chaplain with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC). He works as a full-time chaplain with Core Civic at Marion County Jail II in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also a volunteer chaplain with the Indiana State Police and a full member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He had been to Kathryn for 25 years and have two adult children, Annette and Ted. He was born in North Carolina and remained a lifelong Tarheel fan. He earned a BA in Psychology from University of North Carolina, Charlotte and an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been involved in CPE training from several different hospitals throughout the United States.
CPE Supervisor, Wilhelmina Gilbert, BCCS
Wilhelmina is a full-time chaplain at the UF Heath in Jacksonville, Florida. Wilhelmina comforts, educates and guides patients, families and visitors spiritually and compassionately.
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 Director of Interactive Distance Learning at ICPT and the Director of Professional and Community Education at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and the managing editor of its publication PlainViews®, the preeminent online professional journal for chaplains and other spiritual care providers. She has a major role in the development, design, writing and instruction of HCCN’s professional continuing education offerings. Sue is a board-certified chaplain with more than 30 years of clinical, administrative, educational design, development and teaching experience in the provision of professional chaplaincy and spiritual care in health care and congregational settings. She is a past president of the Association of Professional Chaplains, and in 2013 was given APC’s highest honor – the Anton Boisen Professional Service Award.
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.
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.