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Our Educators

Meet our Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Certified Educators


Rev. Kevin J. Park

Manager of Spiritual Care

Rev. Kevin J. Park is the Manager of Spiritual Care at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and ACPE certified Educator with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Kevin is an ordained minister with the Baptist Union of Western Canada (BUWC) and endorsed as a minister in the United States by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). Kevin completed his CPE residency at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. He began working at PeaceHealth St. Joseph in mid-2002 and did his supervisory training through Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Kevin has been in the Army National Guard for 18 years and is currently a chaplain in the Washington Army National Guard and has deployed twice to Iraq in 2003-2004 and 2008-2009. He currently serves as the brigade chaplain for the 96th Troop Command, headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Kevin grew up in Suriname, South America, where his parents were missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators (SIL). He has a degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Master of Divinity degree from Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Kevin enjoys a good cup of coffee and running. He is married and has six children. Kevin and his family enjoy gardening, camping and raising chickens.

Janet Hanson

ACPE CPE Educator – Columbia Network

Chaplain Hanson is a native of the northern plains of Montana. She earned a BA from the University of Montana in Religious Studies/Art and a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Janet is an ordained elder and endorsed in the United Methodist Church. Janet did her first two units of CPE training at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and Merritt Peralta Medical Center in Oakland, CA. While serving as an interim pastor for a United Methodist Congregation, Janet completed her Residency and Supervisory CPE training at California Pacific Medical Center. She was certified as a CPE Supervisor in 1996. She has served as a chaplain in a variety of settings including medical, psychiatric, and addiction recovery programs, counseling centers and at the veteran’s hospital. Janet is happy to be returning to work within the PeaceHealth system after helping to start the CPE program in Eugene/Springfield, OR. She believes PeaceHealth’s mission and active integration of faith-based values align well with her desire to create an educational environment committed to the formation of spiritual leaders. Janet and her wife Dana live in Vancouver, WA. They have four young adult children who have “left the nest” and are making their way in the world.