Jarrett Kerbel

Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

Jarrett Kerbel
Affiliate Faculty

The Reverend Jarrett Kerbel was educated at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained priest in 1995 in Danville, Pennsylvania where he worked as a hospital chaplain and a Head Start teacher. Pastoral positions followed at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Flossmoor, Illinois, St. Paul and the Redeemer in Chicago, and then rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. After following his wife, the Reverend Dr. Alison Boden, to her new position in Princeton, New Jersey, he was called to be the executive director of the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County. The largest food pantry and the gateway agency for homelessness prevention services in Mercer County, the Crisis Ministry also runs a Welfare to Work program and an innovative free farmers market. Jarrett became rector of St. Martin’s in February 2011. He formerly served as the co-chair of Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild (POWER), is a board member of Teen Uprise, and is active in Heeding God’s Call, a gun violence prevention organization. He is an adjunct professor at Princeton Theological Seminary where he co-teaches a regular class on Faith Based Community Organizing, Theology and Practice. Jarrett has been published in Sojourners, the Huffington Post, Yours the Power, and the Journal of Public Theology. He is the father of two children, Timothy and Martha.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Youth Minister at Busbridge and Hambledon Church, Surrey, U.K.

Antonin Ficatier, Class of 2016

“What I like about working in an international church is that I’m always reminded that I’m a foreigner, that the land is not mine and I’m just a passenger on this journey.”