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.

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

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.

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
905-525-9140, ext. 2350

Catholic Association for Theological Field Education Caucus

This Caucus is for Catholic members of ATFE.

Mary Leanne Hubbard, SND
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies
St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo


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


Kathleen Murphy Castillo
Director of Theological Field Education
Christ the King Seminary

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.

Dipa Hart, EATFE Co-Chair and co-Ambassador to ATFE
Director of Ministry Formation
Dallas Theological Seminary


Dan Poole, EATFE Co-Chair and co-Ambassador to ATFE
Coordinator for Ministry Formation
Bethany Theological Seminary

Lutheran Field Educators Caucus

Marji Shannon
Associate Director of Field Education
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL  60615

Moderate Baptist Caucus

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

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.

Rev. Matthew Floding, D.Min.
Director of Ministerial Formation
Duke Divinity School

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.

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