Field Education Profiles

Films, Faith and Healing in 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Facilitating tough conversations and educational movie screenings are right in Oriana Mayorga’s wheelhouse. As a second-year MDiv student, she works with Connect NYC to promote gender justice across all five boroughs of New York City. Mayorga is also a winner of Odyssey Impact’s fellowship, meaning her passions combined in her field education placement, despite COVID-19

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Sharing Music in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

  What happens when a legendary neighborhood jazz ministry has to go virtual? Matt Puckett, a second-year MDiv student, is interning with the jazz department of Saint Peter’s Church in New York City this year. This Lutheran church has a history of supporting many types of art. From the fine arts to classical music, Saint

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Belief Exists Without Borders for This Field Education Student

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Kimberley Gordy, a second-year MDiv student, wanted a field education placement that was closely tied to her passion for justice. She found it in Believe Out Loud, a program from Intersections International. This primarily online program helps connect people in LGBTQIA+ communities find support and faith community options through its website and networking services. Along

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Ministry with Migrants

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Union alumni/ae embark on a diverse range of vocations, from ordained ministry to law to non-profit leadership. In our Alums in the World profiles, we explore our graduates’ professional lives. Gabrielle Sclafani received her M.Div. from Union in 2019, and is presently studying migration in Germany.  Tell me about what you’ll be doing next year.

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Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Many Union students participate in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programs while at seminary. Our CPE profiles give insight to what students learn. Naomi Madaras is a Master of Divinity student at Union in her second year with a concentration in Psychology and Religion. This summer she completed her CPE at New York Presbyterian Allen Hospital

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Field Ed Profile: Danielle Williams-Thiam at CONNECT Faith

Monday, February 25, 2019

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. This week, we spoke with Danielle Williams-Thiam, a second-year

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Field Ed Profile: Hope Fried at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s

Friday, November 16, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Hope Fried, a second-year M.Div. student, is doing her

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Field Ed Profile: Ian Case at Manhattan Detention Complex

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Ian Case, a second-year M.Div. student, is doing his

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Field Ed Profile: Shelby Johnson at SAGE

Monday, November 5, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their fieldwork in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Shelby Johnson, a 2nd-year student at Union, is currently working

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Field Ed Profile: Hassan Henderson-Lott at CARSS

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Hassan Henderson-Lott, now a 3rd year student at Union,

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