Clinical Pastoral Education Staff

Faculty for M Health Fairview's Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Centers 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.

M Health Fairview UMMC CPE Center Faculty

The Rev. Michael Doane, ACPE Certified Educator and Director, Clinical Pastoral Education Center

Michael manages M Health Fairview's CPE process, ensuring that each program is in compliance with ACPE standards. He is also is system director of spiritual health services, and serves as a CPE faculty member at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. His former ministry experience includes multiple roles as parish pastor, ACPE educator, Director of Spiritual Care, and Manager of CPE. His secular work includes positions as Executive Director of Palliative Medicine, Chair of Clinical Ethics, and Director of Outpatient Services. Michael is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ (UCC) and is certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) as a Supervisor. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MS-HA) from Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas.

The Rev. Scott McRae, ACPE Certified Educator

Scott became a CPE Educator at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis in 2018, after 16 years as Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Park Nicollet and Methodist hospital. He's been a CPE Educator since 1997, and prior to that worked in parish and campus ministries. Scott is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He earned his B.A. from Augustana College in Illinois, his MDiv from Yale Divinity School, and his CPE training in the M Health Fairview and Allina systems. Scott also runs Sojourners Institute in which he offers programs and educational events related to spiritual development and spiritual direction. 

M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital CPE Center Faculty

The Rev. Jay Hillestad, ACPE Certified Educator

Jay is the lead CPE educator at M Health 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 educator 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. Jeffrey Challberg, ACPE Associate Educator
Jeff joined the M Health Fairview CPE in December 2018. Prior to that Jeff had been Director of Spiritual Health for a senior living community, and worked in community hospitals in both the Twin Cities and Chicago. Jeff is an ACPE associate educator, and he was trained with the M Health Fairview CPE Center. He is an ordained American Baptist minister (American Baptist Churches USA), and received his M.Div. from The University of Chicago Divinity School and his B.A. from St. Olaf College.