Field Education

Office 321
Full-time Associate Director - Marji Shannon: mshannon@lstc.edu
Part-time Director - Terry Baeder: tbaeder@lstc.edu
Phone: 773.256.0746

Field Education is an important part of the contextual learning outlined in the LSTC curriculum. The three main components of Field Education are Clinical Pastoral Education, Ministerial Leadership II/Ministry in Context and Internship. Students in the master of divinity and masters of arts in ministry degree programs will complete some or all of these components depending on the denomination to which they are affiliated. Specific requirements and expectations for Field Education should be planned in conversation with the candidate’s denominational or religious body. 

For students who desire to be rostered leaders in the ELCA, participation in the ELCA Candidacy Process is also required. The LSTC Candidacy Coordinator will work with and guide students through the steps of Entrance, Endorsement, Approval and on into First Call Assignment. LSTC’s Candidacy Coordinator is Rev. Gordon Straw, Gordon.Straw@lstc.edu, 773.256.0755.

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