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Field Education

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).

Contact Information


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) [email protected]
Ms. Jennie Salas, MDiv, MSW (Associate Director of Field Education) [email protected]


Robin Braun (Support for Students, Teaching Ministry, and the International Program)
[email protected]
Amanda Cenker (Support for Supervisors, Urban Ministry, CPE, and Technology)
[email protected]

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church, Crystal City, Missouri

Joshua Noah, Class of 2015

“Through my field education placement at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey, I discovered my gift to minister to all age groups. ”