Conferences - The Association for Theological Field Education | ATFE
2021 Virtual Mini-Biennium
Ever wonder what sorts of backgrounds field educators bring to their work? We asked, and here's what we found out:
Missionary Homeschooled my three boys Denominational leadership Congregational ministry Adjunct instructor following graduate school College professor Pastor in a local church Pastor Pastoral ministry Seminary admissions High School teaching and administration PhD student Directed a pre-seminary program for undergraduates Parish pastoral associate Pastor for 22 years Pastoral ministry Continuing Education, finance at JPMorgan Chase Taught New Testament and General Bible for 25 years Pastoral ministry Campus Pastor working with undergraduate students I still do it, I'm a community organizer Professor of Practical Theology and Discipleship 31 years of congregational ministry Pastoral ministry Parish Pastor Consulting and pastoring Pastored Secretary to the Diocesan Bishop Served as Director of Christian Formation for a Conference of the UMC Professor of pastoral care/pastor/harpist Civic development Doctoral student in ethics and society, teaching in an international development Masters program Admissions and student ministry 28+ years in pastoral ministry University chaplain and director of the chapel. Always involved in the ordination process of the UMC Lifelong Learning, Certificate Studies & Theological Education with Youth Part-time Pastor, Youth Minister, PhD Student Refugee resettlement and youth/children’s ministry Pastor for 27 years Congregational ministry and faculty development Assistant to a Bishop in the ELCA I was an analytical chemist. Congregational and national denominational ministry 20 years of pastoral ministry Taught ELL, college level theology, and worked in parish education Teacher of Catholic systematic theology Faith based non profit educating prisoners to reduce recidivism Pastor in the United Methodist Church for 26 years Community organizing, social work, diaconal ministry Church planter, student & chaplain E.D. for a Non-Profit - Writing Residency Primarily a mom, and Justice for Our Neighbors Youth Ministry at a church Pastor and Campus administrator Pastor and College Chaplain Undergraduate teacher I taught Ministry in Fiji Teaching pastoral theology, researching ministry, pastoral leadership in a congregation Pastor; Teaching philosophy and systematic theology at the seminary Ministry to elders in the community through a faith based non profit and on church staff Ministry, Public School Education, Seminary Education Oncology pharmacy, pastorate Church planter Parish priest and then diocesan spiritual formation coordinator Pastor, Adjunct instructor, school teacher Director of Contextual Ministry Education and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. I am also A Pastor. Parish priest Ministry and teaching theology and ministry courses.
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2022 Biennial Consultation in Tampa, FL
We are pleased to introduce you to Safety Harbor, city and hotel venue for the next gathering of ATFE (we hope in January 2022). The city of Safety Harbor is situated on the eastern side of the Pinellas County peninsula, on the western shore of Tampa Bay. It is located between the larger commercial centers in the region—Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tarpon Springs. The city has been defined for much of its history by its natural mineral springs. The area was also home of the principal town of the Tocobaga people, an indigenous group that flourished in the area from about 900 CE through the seventeenth century, and is home to an important Tocobaga historical site.
The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is located directly across from the main street of the city of Safety Harbor and is therefore within easy walking distance of restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, and a brewery. It is located on the mineral springs that were an important resource for indigenous inhabitants of the area and have continued to be a source of mineral water that is free to all.
ATFE’s local arrangements committee chose Safety Harbor Resort and Spa because of its unique history and because it offers the feel of a restful, restorative retreat. We acknowledge the complexities attendant to gathering there. We hope that participants will at the same time let themselves be challenged by what it means to teach and learn in places where indigenous peoples have been displaced and their histories erased, and also let themselves be rejuvenated by time spent in a place that is full of natural and architectural beauty, access to the outdoors, and plentiful sunshine.