Chaplain Services and Education at Duke Raleigh Hospital

Duke Raleigh Hospital chaplains offer spiritual care, counseling, and emotional support to our patients, families, and staff. The Chaplain Services Department also offers the following services:

  • Spiritual assessment, intervention, comfort, and nurturing
  • Facilitation and support of religious practices of all faiths and spiritual paths
  • Non-judgmental listening
  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy for patients and staff
  • Coordination of bereavement and decedent care services
  • Collaboration with all members of the healthcare team
  • Consultations on advance directives, end-of-life decisions, and ethical issues

Request a Chaplain Visit or Schedule Services

To request a visit from a chaplain on weekdays, call Chaplain Services at 919-812-7972. During evenings and weekends, ask your nurse to arrange for you to speak with a chaplain.

The John Knight Family Chapel is a sacred space on the first floor of Duke Raleigh Hospital (in the connecting corridor between the North and South Pavilion). The chapel is open for prayer, meditation, and reflection for persons of all faiths, as well as for regularly scheduled religious and spiritual-health-related services.

Please call Chaplain Services at 919-812-7972 to discuss scheduling events or to reach the contact person for your faith group.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Opportunities

The Department of Chaplain Services provides accredited Level 1 and 2 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) to ministerial students, clergy, and interested lay people. Our CPE program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) located at 1 Concourse Pkwy, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30328. ACPE can be contacted by phone at 404-320-1472, by fax at 404-320-0849, and at

We offer an extended unit/parish-based internship unit from October to May, a summer intensive unit from May to August, and a three-unit CPE Residency that begins in August.

For more information, please contact Donovan Waller at 919-954-3107 or download the CPE Unit residency application.

Learn more about the CPE opportunities at Duke Raleigh Hospital (PDF, 717 KB).