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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

OFFICE 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: field-ed@ptsem.edu

ADVISORS

The Reverend Chester Polk, D.Min. (Director of Field Education) chester.polk@ptsem.edu
Ms. Jennie Salas, MDiv, MSW (Associate Director of Field Education) jennie.salas@ptsem.edu

OFFICE STAFF

Mrs. Robin Braun, Office Assistant
Support for Staff, Technology, Teaching Ministry and International Programs, Clinical Pastoral Education, and Urban Ministry
robin.braun@ptsem.edu



Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Scholar and Theological Educator

Kathleen M. O’Connor, Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”