Gordon Hilsman Resume

Gordon Hilsman Resume

today, tomorrow and beyond.

Gordon J Hilsman Resume

Professional Certifications

  • ACPE Supervisor – Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 1981
  • Board Certified Chaplain, Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) 1984
  • Chaplain Supervisor, National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) 1991


(retired November 2011)

  • Manager of CPE, and Clinical Educator, Franciscan Health System, Tacoma WA 1991-2011
  • Director of Pastoral Care, Memorial Medical and Treatment Centers, Ashland WI 1979-1991
  • Alcoholism Counselor, Bell Hill Recovery Center, Wadena MN 1977-1979
  • Parish Priest and Catholic school teacher, Dubuque Archdiocese 1967-1977

today, tomorrow and beyond.

Clinical Education

Supervisory CPE

Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago IL 1974-5

Advanced CPE

Alcoholism Treatment Unit, Dept. of Psychiatry, Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago IL 1974

Basic CPE

  • Lutheran Social Services, Eau Claire WI, County Hospital and Bar Ministry, 1970
  • Kettle Morraine Boys School, Plymouth, WI, Youthful Offender Corrections, 1971
  • Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago IL Coronary Care, 1972

Awards and Professional Involvements

  • Researcher of the Year 1989 – Joint Committee on Research in Pastoral Care – For list of publications see Publications page on this website

Professional Involvements

ACPE National Standards Committee (2007-2011) Joint Committee on Creating Common Standards for Pastoral Educators, (2004-2005) ACPE Manual rewriting committee (2005-2006) ACPE – National Certification Commission, ACPE, 1998-2004 ACPE National Finance Committee (1987-89) ACPE Pacific Region – Certification Committee, ACPE, 1992-2003 (Chair 1998-2003) ACPE North Central Region – Treasurer, (1985-89) ACPE North Central region Accreditation Committee (1989-1991) NACC – Certification Interview Team, NACC Pacific Northwest, ~1994-2007 NACC Certification Commission, 2013- present

NACC – Certification Appeals Panel – 2008-2-12

ACPE Appeals Panel 2012 – present Board Member, The Mental Health Chaplaincy of Pierce County, WA, 1998-2005


Married thirty-four years, to Nancy, a retired Mental Health RN. Three children, ages 31, 29, 27.
Enjoy writing, walking, dogs, folk singing, public speaking, and Seattle Seahawks football and Mariners baseball