Chaplain Jawad Bayat Is 1st Afghan-American with ACPE Certification

Chaplain Jawad Bayat ’15 recently finished his spiritual care educator training and became the first Afghan-American and the fourth Muslim ACPE Certified Educator in the organization’s history.

ACPE offers accreditation and certification for centers and educators that provide Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). As an ACPE Certified Educator, Chaplain Bayat will be able to train others in spiritual care.

He also serves as an imam and Muslim chaplain at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

“As a child of parents who came to the United States as refugees in 1981 during the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, this sacred work of healing and education was not even a possibility in their imaginations,” he said. “Much gratitude to the many folks who joined me on the different parts of my journey.”

Congratulations, Jawad!

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