Field education connects the classroom and the church, integrating academic learning with the practice of ministry. In supervised ministry settings in churches, hospitals, and social service agencies in rural, urban, suburban, and international settings, students practice acts of ministry and reflect on those actions. They test their call, gain self-awareness, develop relationships, and acquire pastoral and leadership skills. The Office of Field Education is committed to providing cross-cultural, diverse, racial-ethnic, and international sites for ministry.
More details about our program can be found in our Field Education Handbook (pdf).
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm; Friday 8:00am-1:00pm
Phone: (609) 497-7970
Fax: (609) 497-7872
Email: [email protected]
The Reverend Chester Polk, D.Min. (Director of Field Education)
The Reverend Leslie Martin, MDiv (Assistant Director of Field Education) [email protected]
Ms. Jennie Salas, MDiv, MSW (Associate Director of Field Education) [email protected]
“My field education placements lifted up my gifts for ordained ministry, and the dual-degree program helped me develop the skills for ministry. ”