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Alexian Village


Our 60-acre senior living community on the north side of Milwaukee is just 15 miles from downtown. As a continuing care retirement community, we offer all living choices on our campus, including independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation and therapy, and long-term skilled nursing.

Our beautiful campus offers an ideal setting for outdoor gatherings with friends and neighbors, quiet walks past water gardens and flower beds, or for simply taking in the views. Downtown diversions are just minutes away, including museums, concerts, restaurants and shopping.

As a community, we welcome all faiths, and are inspired by the mission and values of Ascension Living, to provide high-quality, compassionate, personalized care with dignity, especially to those in our communities who are most in need. This guiding vision is the cornerstone of who we are as a company: national, nonprofit and senior-focused.


avm_circleAs a resident of Alexian Village, you’re free to live a life as active as you choose. You can continue to participate in activities you’ve enjoyed for years or pursue new interests. Our calendar is full of fun and engaging activities, events and outings you’re free to attend at your pace and on your schedule.

First-class amenities and quality services are yours to explore. Our fitness center offers personalized programs to keep you active, independent and feeling your best. Our day spa offers a soothing whirlpool, rain shower, facial, foot soak and massage to help you relax and rejuvenate. At the end of the day, the Skylight Bar is a popular place to meet up with friends before dining in one of our restaurants.

From housekeeping to shuttle service to 24/7 security, our focus is on enhancing your quality of life. All the while, you’ll have the security of knowing every level of living is available to you, on our campus, at predictable costs.


Consider the joy of living independently at Alexian Village and all the freedom and opportunity that comes with it. Now consider the comfort of not needing to make another move, even if your health changes.

As a continuing care retirement community, we offer residents the opportunity to age in place, thanks to the complete continuum of living choices we offer on campus. Residents can move seamlessly between independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing as their health care needs evolve.

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"If I knew I would enjoy this place so much, I would have moved in years ago."
- Florence Ferrick, resident Read more resident testimonials


Though pictures help tell the story, we think the best way to experience our community is to visit us in person. So have a look around our photo gallery; once you’re ready for a closer look, we invite you to schedule your visit. 


No one knows us better than the people who live here. So read on to find out what residents appreciate most about our community, why they chose us – and why they’re so happy they made the move.


Something interesting is always happening here. Browse our events below and R.S.V.P. to join us! Of course, you can also take us up on our standing invitation for a personal tour.

Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE)

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is interfaith professional education for ministry. Our objective is to prepare ministers, theological students, and lay persons from a variety of cultural backgrounds to provide pastoral care to patients, families and staff using an action-reflection model of adult learning. 

Students have the opportunity to engage in professional and spiritual formation for the purpose of developing pastoral competencies and skills. The historic and profound Alexian and Ascension traditions provide the contexts for this formation and learning.  Students can expect to minister with seasoned pastoral providers and learn in a variety of interdisciplinary settings.


Our CPE Mission

Ascension Living Alexian Village of Milwaukee’s Clinical Pastoral Education program is a satellite program of the AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Clinical Pastoral Education program. These programs promote a collaborative and diverse learning culture, where students and staff practice the art of reflective ministry and engage in adult learning models that deepen pastoral identity and functioning for the purpose of:

  • Serving the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients, families, and staff
  • Preparing competent, prophetic, and theologically capable pastoral leaders
  • Promoting wellness and healing in the communities that we serve.


The Ascension/ AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Clinical Pastoral Education Program is accredited  (Level I, Level II, Certified Educator training  ) with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., (ACPE), One West Court Square,  Decatur  GA 30033.   404 320-1472.


CPE at Alexian Village  

Why is CPE unique at Ascension Living Alexian Village of Milwaukee?

The values represented by the legacy traditions within Alexian and Ascension provide an enriched context for learning the arts and skills of spiritual care. As Alexian and Ascension have expanded both locally and nationally, their commitment to the body-mind-spirit-heart connection has deepened. This commitment enables and enhances the multiple dimensions of learning. Alexian and Ascension promote this dynamic interplay for the benefit of professional and personal growth in ministry. In the 22 year history of CPE at Alexian Village of Milwaukee, over 150 students have graduated from our program and serve ministries near and far.

Program Overview

Alexian Village of Milwaukee has developed extended CPE (Level I and Level II) for persons who cannot make a full-time commitment or for whom part-time CPE aligns with their schedule. The 2020 program begins in January and ends in July. The typical core model requires eight hours per week in an educational group and 12 hours per week in the clinical setting.

Admission Procedures

To be eligible for admission to Alexian Village of Milwaukee’s CPE programs, a standard application form must be completed. You can find a copy of the application at or contact James Gullickson at 847-981-3508 or to request program information. 

Send your application to:

Rev. James Gullickson, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 800 Biesterfield Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 or

Once the application is received, it will be reviewed for completeness and the degree to which the prerequisites are met. Candidates who best meet the requirements will be selected for an interview with a CPE Certified Educator.

History of the Alexian Brothers

The Alexian Brothers are a religious congregation of Catholic men with an 850 year tradition who trace their roots to the “beghards,” groups of men who banded together, served the sick, poor, and helpless in Germany and the Low Countries.

In the United States the Alexian Brothers sponsored multiple ministries of care in four different Midwest urban centers including Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chattanooga. They became a participating entity of Ascension in 2012 at which time their healthcare ministries became members of Ascension Health.

Clinical Pastoral Education is an example of the Alexian Brothers’ historic commitment to bring spiritual care and hope to those in need.

About Ascension Living

As a subsidiary of Ascension Health, Ascension Living is committed to providing services, amenities, opportunities and support, so seniors can enjoy living healthier and happier, at every age and at every stage.

Ascension Living has more than 50 senior living communities which are located in 11 states across the country. Our living choices include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitative care and long-term skilled nursing care.

Providing spiritually-centered, holistic care is central to our mission.



How much is tuition?

Extended students pay tuition, which is $500/unit for Milwaukee programs.

How are Alexian Village chaplains involved with CPE students?

Staff chaplains orient students, provide didactics, function as clinical partners on patient units, and are available for consultation and clinical mentoring.

How is the privacy of the CPE student protected?

CPE students are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of student education records. Student CPE evaluations can only be released with the student's written permission.

How often are CPE Classes offered at Alexian Village?

Classes are offered once each year, beginning in the fall and ending in the spring.

How many CPE Students are accepted in each class?

There are a total of six CPE students accepted in each class.

How can I learn more about chaplain certification?

What happens in a CPE interview?

The interview team will interact with the applicant based on the materials and presentation. The applicant will be given an opportunity to ask questions about CPE at Alexian Brothers. The focus will be if whether or not the program is a good fit for the applicant's learning interests.

Does Alexian Village provide housing?

No housing is provided

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Community Information

Alexian Village
9301 N. 76 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

Phone: 414-355-9300