Rebecca Adrian MDiv, BCC
CPE Director, ACPE Certified Educator
Rebecca graduated with a BA in Communications from The University of Alabama. She received her M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and a Certified Educator with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. She has worked in the field of hospital chaplaincy for more than twenty years.
Rebecca worked as a chaplain and chaplain manager in the Baylor Health Care System for ten years before becoming and ACPE Certified Educator. She served as the ACPE Certified Educator for the University of Virginia Health System. Rebecca was also a member of the UVA Clinical Ethics Consult team and served as a co-facilitator for new medical students in the Foundations of Clinical Medicine class. Rebecca has a passion for pastoral care and for teaching others how to care for those in spiritual and emotional distress.
Rebecca is married to Rob Adrian who is also a Board Certified Chaplain. They have one adult daughter, Hannah, and three canine children, Bear, Lilly and Wyatt.
Rev. Carlos Asdrúbal Sánchez, BA, MA, MDiv
ACPE Certified Educator
The Reverend Carlos Sanchez is an endorsed chaplain and ordained pastor by the American Baptist denomination. He has served congregations more than twenty years in Venezuela, his birthplace and in the United States. He earned his Master of Arts in Old Testament and his Master of Divinity in Social Ethics from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seminario Evangélico Asociado in Venezuela, South America.
Carlos participated in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Residency and Supervisory Training Programs at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove, Illinois. He was chaplain in the Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care, Cancer Center and Supervisory Candidate at the Illinois Masonic Hospital where he started the ACPE program.
Upon moving to Texas in 2006 he served the Seton Family Hospitals in Austin, Texas and became a fully certified ACPE Supervisor. His supervisory and chaplaincy experience includes Coordinator of the ACPE program at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, Illinois and chaplain and ACPE Supervisor at Harris County Hospital District in Houston, Texas. Carlos began his ministry with Memorial Hermann Health System in 2010 as Director of Chaplaincy at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and ACPE Supervisor throughout the Memorial Hermann System. He became a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association for Professional Chaplains in 2008. He is married with two children.
The Rev. Paul E. Robertson, BA, MDiv, PhD
ACPE Certified Educator
Paul graduated from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans with Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
He was a Professor of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for 15 years before entering Clinical Pastoral Education at The McFarland Institute of Christian Health Ministries in New Orleans. Paul participated in the ACPE Residency and Supervisory Training while at the Institute. Prior to his teaching career he served as Director of Extension Center Education with the Seminary Extension Department in Nashville, Tennessee.
At New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary he held numerous academic appointments including Director of Research Doctoral Programs, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program, and editor of The Theological Educator.
An ordained Baptist minister, Paul has extensive pastoral experience, having served as pastor of three churches and interim pastor of over a dozen churches through the years. Paul has co-authored the book God So Loved the World: Traditional Baptists and Calvinism, as well as contributed chapters and articles to numerous publications. He is married with two adult children and two grandchildren.
Sarah Knoll Sweeney
ACPE Certified Educator
Sarah received her MDiv from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA and her BA in Religious Studies (magna cum laude) from the University of Kansas. Sarah’s faith background is Episcopalian, and she is an experienced health care and school chaplain as well as an ACPE Certified Educator. She currently resides in Houston with her family and remains a stalwart Jayhawks fan.
Sarah comes from the Seminary of the Southwest, where she pioneered CPE programs utilizing a combination of in-person and distance learning, gaining provisional ACPE accreditation within five months of her start there. Sarah has a passion for teaching, innovation and collaboration as she served in various national and regional roles with ACPE, including Chair of ACPE Curriculum Committee, Founding Convener on Community of Practice for Educators Utilizing Distance Learning, ACPE Redesign Task Force, National Site Team Chair, Southwest Regional Accreditation Committee and ACPE Regional Network and Communications Committee. Sarah has extensive experience teaching and speaking around the country and has served as keynote and guest lecturer for the following:
Before joining the faculty of the Seminary of the Southwest, Sarah served as an ACPE Educator at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. During her tenure at St. Luke’s, Sarah published “CPE Supervisor’s Response to Experience and Application of the Faith of a Muslim CPE Student,” in Plainviews.