We seek to provide best-in-class Clinical Pastoral Education and board certification for chaplains to the highest industry standard for individuals and organizations dedicated to the spiritual and emotional wholeness of others.
We envision humankind and the world bettered by social environments and interpersonal relationships hospitable to a spiritual dimension and friendly to interfaith diversity.
Our values are singularly focused on the Glory of God. Everything we do as chaplains is anchored in the desire to praise Him by providing spiritual and emotional care and healing with superior Character, Competency and Compassion.
We believe individual happiness, health and wholeness cannot be separated from the spiritual dimension, and the same holds true of our communities and institutions. Central to honorable living and healthy spirituality are character, competence and compassion.
Our primary purpose at World Spiritual Health Organization is to please God. We began this organization with the understanding “except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it” (Psalms 127:1). We, therefore, commit to manage it in like manner by always seeking His blessing and guidance.
We believe “the only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world” (Marianne Williamson).
While we freely acknowledge our imperfections as individuals and chaplains, we continually strive to improve. Our continual pursuit is one of excellence in our training and ministry.
We are of Christian orientation; yet through our life journey and experiences interacting with peoples representing a vast constellation of religious traditions and spiritual practices, our lives have been enriched and blessed. We welcome in our ranks and training programs people of diverse faith traditions, and we solicit a diversity of interfaith dialogue and collaboration among those who live a life centered in the Divine. We believe religious freedom is an inalienable human right and that all people should be able to worship how, where or what they may choose.
We hope and pray you have a wonderful experience with WSHO, and that it heightens your knowledge, deepens your understanding, and enhances your chaplain or pastoral skills to transform lives…beginning with your own. We invite people everywhere and from all walks of life to join us in actively and courageously welcoming spirituality in both public and private life.
Mark L Allison
President and Founder, WSHO
Mark Allison is a seasoned and experienced Master Board Certified Professional Clinical Chaplain and Master Board Certified CPE training supervisor, as well as a former marriage and family counselor, with decades of service in public ministry and private practice. His service includes chaplain leadership positions in the Veterans Administration, Navy, Marines, and Army (including two combat tours of duty), retiring at the rank of Colonel after nearly 30 years of military service. He has also worked in five major hospitals from coast to coast, as well as with numerous hospice agencies, prisons and police departments.
Mark is a proud and happy husband, father and grandfather, and spends his leisure time reading, exercising and enjoying the great outdoors with his family and three dogs.
Mark Allison, Founder & President
I will serve my God and the people of the world with unassailable character, professional competence and attentive compassion.
I will act at all times and in all places respectfully and professionally, while exercising moral courage and humility.
I will faithfully and to the best of my ability live by the WSHO mantra regarding spiritual health: Where spirituality is alive, sustain it; where it is dormant, revive it; and where it is absent, invite it.
I will abide by the laws of the land where I live, and to the ethical standards of my employer and given profession.
I will consistently maintain my professional credibility and credentials through regular personal and peer group accountability for my stewardship/ministry.
I promise to be an upstanding member/ambassador of the World Spiritual Health Organization, and to be loyal, responsible and committed to the standards and expectations to which I have committed therein.
Proudly celebrating 10 years of providing best-in-class CPE and board certifications for professional chaplains.