Leaders of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program are fully certified ACPE Certified Educators and ordained ministers with a passion for spiritual care.
Rev. Va'Nechia M. Rayford, M.Div., BCC, is a Certified Educator with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and has served as the Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at ABSMC since May 2014. Rev. Rayford was ordained in the Methodist tradition after receiving her Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA in May 2006. Rev. Rayford is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains since 2008 and is currently studying for the Master of Law degree with an emphasis in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.