Registration and Certification Committee (R&C)

The Registration and Certification (R&C) Committee is a sub-committee of the ACPEWA Management Committee. It is delegated responsibility for the aspects of ACPEWA’s business related to maintaining standards for CPE Centres, programs, supervisors and educators and for aspects of accreditation. The Chair of the Registration and Certification Committee meets regularly with others from within ANZACPE as part of the ANZACPE Professional Standards Committee. If you are interested to understand more about the standards we work to, or are interested to learn how to become a Clinical Pastoral Supervisor or Educator, please ask for the contact details of the R&C Committee Chair.


Michelle Benjamin – Chairperson

Michelle has thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the experiential learning model used in Clinical Pastoral Education, which has equipped her to care for a diversity of people in complex contexts.  Michelle is accredited by ACPEWA as a Clinical Pastoral Educator.  She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing Primary Care), and Graduate Diplomas in Christian Studies and Spiritual Direction.  She is currently Centre Director for Perth Community CPE Centre and maintains a small private practice in supervision.

Judith Peterkin

Judith is a Level 2 Supervisor, now retired after twenty-five years as the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at Royal Perth Hospital.

Academic:  Diploma in Pastoral Studies, Bachelor of Theology, Masters in Social Science (Counselling)

Professional:  Judith is an accredited Level 2 clinical pastoral educator and a supervisory member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ANZACPE).  She is also an honorary fellow of ACPEWA and President of the ANZACPE.  Judith is a licensed Anglican priest in the Diocese of Perth.

“Within my small supervisory practice, I function as an independent CPE educator with a reflective focus on pastoral and supervisory identity.”


Cheryl Meta – Secretary

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Theology with a minor in counselling. She completed units of Clinical Pastoral Education in 2007 and 2011.  Currently employed as the Pastoral Services Coordinator at St. John of God Mt. Lawley Hospital, Cheryl enjoys being an active part of the ongoing life of ACPEWA.

Geraldine Taylor