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 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, 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, 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 Madren is a Board-Certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (CPES) with the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) and a Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC). He is also a Chaplain/Educator with Larue D. Carter Memorial Psychiatric Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, a volunteer law enforcement chaplain with the Indiana State Police and the United States Secret Service. He is also a senior-level chaplain in the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He has been married to his wife for 25 years and together they have two adult children. He earned a BA in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was born in North Carolina and remains a lifelong Tarheel fan.

CPE Supervisor, Wilhelmina Gilbert, BCC, BCCS

Wilhelmenia Gilbert is a Board-Certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (CPES) with the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) and is a Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC). Wilhelmenia began her chaplaincy in 2002 and was a full-time staff Chaplain for Shands Medical Center, which is now UF Health. She retired from there in 2012.

Wilhelmenia, along with her husband, is an ordained Full Gospel Pastor and has received her ecclesiastical endorsement. She has served in this capacity for over 40 years.

The Reverend Gilbert travels around the country preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is the President of the New Spirit Theological Bible College and has degrees as a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Counseling, and two Doctorate degrees in Theology and Psychology, through Jacksonville Theological Seminary as well as a Master of Divinity from Faith Bible College in Baltimore, Maryland. Wilhelmenia Has been married for 52 years with one son and one granddaughter.

CPE Supervisor, Beth Snyder, BCCC

Beth Snyder is a full time chaplain at Circle of Life Hospice; specializing in pediatrics. Chaplaincy was a calling later in life for Beth. She completed her Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), while raising three teenagers. Beth has served as a chaplain in Northwest Arkansas for ten years; spending most of her time at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital with parents whose babies did not survive or fought for life in the NICU. Beth holds dual Board Certified Clinical Chaplain certification through College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) and Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation (CSCPF). Beth completed her Supervision in Training program through CPSP and became a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor through the Institute of Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT). Her heart is to walk with others in the most difficult places and train others to do the same.

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.