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Prepared to Lead

Graduates in the class of 2017 reflect on how Princeton Seminary equipped them for Christian leadership

Our graduates are pastors and social workers, professors, and nonprofit leaders. They are chaplains, scholars, church planters, and entrepreneurs. Find out how they were prepared to lead—in the classroom and in the community.


Kerri
My time at Princeton Seminary cultivated a level of spiritual, intellectual, and emotional transformation that has completely changed my life.

“My time at Princeton Seminary cultivated a level of spiritual, intellectual, and emotional transformation that has completely changed my life. I accepted the call to ordained ministry, and developed a deep love for 19th century history. I have also taken many steps toward holistic healing and sustainable self-care. My journey allowed me to face my vulnerabilities, reckon with trauma, and celebrate the small victories.”

—Kerri Alexander, MA(TS)


Lauren And John Paul Cooke
My years at Princeton Seminary made me a deeper reader, a more thoughtful minister, a more critical scholar, and above all, a more engaged learner.

“Princeton Seminary has prepared me to be a thoughtful pastor. It gave me the opportunity to develop my understanding of ministry, Scripture, and the mission of God in an environment that values passionate faith and rigorous scholarship. Many of my most memorable moments were conversations over coffee—with friends and professors outside of the classroom.” 

—John Cooke, MDiv

“My years at Princeton Seminary made me a deeper reader, a more thoughtful minister, a more critical scholar, and above all, a more engaged learner. Being in community with people from all different walks of life has taught me things I never could have learned in a classroom. One of the best things about being a student was experiencing the unity and diversity of so many different traditions worshiping together, imagining possibilities for the future of the church, and thinking of ways to bring the richness of the global church to my own context.”

—Lauren Cooke, MDiv


Amber Slate
“My time at Princeton Theological Seminary gave me the opportunity to ask hard questions, learn in community, and to build a theology of ministry.” 

—Amber Slate, MDiv, MACEF


Kenneth Ofula
Princeton Seminary has been a place for growth, exposure, networking, and experiences.

“Princeton Seminary has been a place for growth, exposure, networking, and experiences. It was within the confines of the Seminary’s academic enterprise that I was introduced to the field of world Christianity, and I will pursue my PhD in world Christianity in the fall.”

—Kenneth Ofula, MA(TS)


Chantya
“I have developed a deeper appreciation and understanding of grace and how it envelopes every aspect of our lives. As a result, I seek the manifestations of grace and strive to let my actions, words, and deeds be edifying to grace.” 

—Chantya Roberson, MDiv


Peter Kim And Matthew Quainoo

“I was instructed by towering figures of the academic world, and enjoyed the support of countless people who helped me when I needed it the most. I have collected a vast amount of knowledge, data, and tools. However, the one thing I have learned above all else is something Theodore Roosevelt once quoted, ‘Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.’” 

—Peter Kim, MDiv

“It became clear to me that it was possible for us to talk about God and still not know the God that we are talking about. I realized I needed to submit to the sacred vocation of being one of many fallible and finite earthen vessels spiritually fashioned and ethically informed by sustained interface with a constructive guild of theological voices.”

—Matthew Quainoo, MA(TS)


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Nick Babladelis, Class of 2015

“The faculty and staff at Princeton Seminary took my interests in science and theology and gave them real direction. ”