Seminarians Speak

The Wounded Healer interviews Seminarian Dan Bein

Author: 
Pradeep Hatcher

The latest episode of the podcast The Wounded Healer, on Ancient Faith Radio, features SVOTS Seminarian Dan Bein in a conversation about his experience in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

The podcast is produced by Seminary Professor Fr. Adrian Budica and Chaplain Sarah Byrne-Martelli, a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) student at SVOTS.  In this episode, “The Power of Holy Listening,” Bein tells Byrne-Martelli that what he encountered through the Seminary’s CPE program was not what he expected.

“CPE was actually part of why I specifically chose St. Vlad’s….” he said. “I was really hoping that I would have this kind of ‘romantic’ experience in the hospital [unit of CPE], and everything would be all roses and sunshine, and I would come into every single room and know just what to say at just the right moment….”

“Obviously, it was a lot tougher than I imagined…” he continued, “tougher in a good way and a really beautiful way.”

Dan Bein is a second-year seminarian in SVOTS’ Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program. He calls Pittsburgh home and is a member of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and all its territories, under His Grace Bishop Karas. At SVOTS, Dan serves as president of the Student Council.

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