CPE Educator Faculty Profile

Rev. Thomas F. Backer, BCC, ACPE CPE Educator

Tom Backer CPE


Supervisor, Clinical Pastoral Education Department


Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC

Master of Divinity, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA

Master of Arts in Theology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE


Coordinator, Resolve Through Sharing (2014)

Certified Educator, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (2008)

Board Certified Chaplain, Association for Professional Chaplains (2005)

Special Interests

Attachment Theory

Perinatal Death & Bereavement Care

Theological Reflection