Caucuses

The following caucuses are sub-units of ATFE. If you are interested in learning more, simply email the contact person below for more information.


African American Caucus

This Caucus welcomes any African Americans or other interested persons of color who are faculty or administrators in contextual education in a seminary.

Contact:
Michael Dash
Interdenominational Theological Center
700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA  30314-4143

mdash@itc.edu
404-527-7762


Anglican/Episcopal Field Educators


Canadian Caucus for Theological Field Education

Any members of ATFE who are from any Canadian Theological College are welcome to be members. On alternate years from the ATFE Biennial Consultation, Canadian Field Educators meet for discussion, consultation and sharing of resources.

Contact:
Lee Beach
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry, Garbutt F. Smith Chair of Ministry Formation, and Director of Ministry Formation
McMaster Divinity College
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4K1
beachl@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140, ext. 2350


Catholic Association for Theological Field Education Caucus

This Caucus is for Catholic members of ATFE.

Contacts:
Mary Leanne Hubbard, SND
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies
St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo
smleanne@stjohnsem.edu
805-482-2755

or

Fr. Rodel Balagtas
Director of Pastoral Formation and Field Education
St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo
frrbalagtas@stjohnsem.edu
805-482-2755, 1019

or

Kathleen Murphy Castillo
Director of Theological Field Education
Christ the King Seminary
kcastillo@cks.edu
716-652-8900


Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Caucus


Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (EATFE) Caucus

The Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (EATFE) is a professional association of evangelical theological field educators. Membership in EATFE is open to anyone serving in a seminary who is committed to effective engagement in ministries of personal and vocational formation.

Contacts:
Dipa Hart, EATFE Co-Chair and co-Ambassador to ATFE
Director of Ministry Formation
Dallas Theological Seminary
dhart@dts.edu
214-887-5266

or

Dan Poole, EATFE Co-Chair and co-Ambassador to ATFE
Coordinator for Ministry Formation
Bethany Theological Seminary
pooleda@bethanyseminary.edu


Lutheran Field Educators Caucus

Contact:
Marji Shannon
Associate Director of Field Education
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL  60615
mshannon@lstc.edu
773-256-0746


Moderate Baptist Caucus

Contact:
Tracy Hartman
Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, and Daniel O. Aleshire Professor of Homiletics and Practical Theology
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
thartman@btsr.edu
804-204-1214


Presbyterian and Reformed Theological Field Educators

Presbyterian and Reformed Theological Field Educators (PRTFE) is an informal fellowship of theological field educators serving the ten theological schools of the Presbyterian Church (USA), together with other field educators who are members of the PC(USA). The group serves as a collegium in which members explore various issues related to theological field education. Papers such as “Guidelines for Theological Field Education in PC(USA) Schools,” “Assessment in Theological Field Education,” and “Legal Issues in Theological Field Education” have been prepared by the group in the past. PRTFE typically meets annually. On odd-numbered years meetings are held immediately before or after the biennial consultation of the Association for Theological Field Education (ATFE). Leadership is rotated from meeting to meeting, with different members serving as moderator, recorder and host.

Contact:
Susan E. Fox
Professor of Supervised Ministry & Director of Supervised Ministry and Vocational Planning
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Susan.Fox@upsem.edu
804.278.4237


United Church of Christ Field Educators Caucus

A Caucus for UCC field educators and for field educators in United Church of Christ-related schools.


United Methodist Field Educators Caucus

UMFE meets opposite the ATFE biennial to participate in relevant issues affecting member schools.

Contact:
Tamara Francis Wilden
Director of Field Education
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
3081 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH  43015

twilden@mtso.edu
740-362-3363