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

OFFICE STAFF

Robin Braun (Support for Students, Teaching Ministry, and the International Program)
robin.braun@ptsem.edu
Amanda Cenker (Support for Supervisors, Urban Ministry, CPE, and Technology)
amanda.cenker@ptsem.edu

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”