Academic Departments

Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (EATFE)

Co-Chairs of EATFE

John Swope
Dir of Field Education & Asst Prof of Practical Theology
Ashland Theological Seminary, OH

Deborah Penny
Assoc Dir of Field Education
North Park Theological Seminary, IL


EATFE is the evangelical caucus of the Association of Theological Field Education (ATFE). EATFE meets biannually (on the off years of ATFE’s Biennium) for the purpose of professional development and collegial support.

Professional papers are presented by members at the biannual conferences on topics relevant to theological field education. Facilitated discussions explore various issues related to the formation, development, and placement of students preparing for Christian vocational ministry.