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Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (EATFE)

The Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (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.

The meetings are designed for both those new to theological field education and those serving as a life career. Members often remain in contact with each other for mutual encouragement, resourcing, and accountability.

The Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators invites and encourages you to share the joy of partnership and friendship with faithful and gifted colleagues.

EATFE Biennium 2016

The next Biennium of EATFE is scheduled for January 12-14, 2016 at Estes Park, Colorado. We are in the planning stages and will update our information as details are settled. We’d love to have you join us!

ATFE Biennium 2017

The next Biennium of ATFE, of which EATFE is the evangelical caucus, is scheduled to meet in January of 2017 in Chicago. For more about ATFE, go to

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