The purpose of field education at VTS is to offer seminarians the resources needed to develop skills and practices for contextual ministry, including:
  • Integrating the study of Christian tradition and the practice of Christian ministry
  • Enhancing liturgical, teaching and leadership abilities
  • Fostering personal and professional growth
  • Engaging in ongoing theological reflection on the practice of ministry
This integration of prayer, study, practice and theological reflection will produce leaders who read, enter and leave their context well. Through the practices learned in field education, students will be better equipped to think theologically about their ministry.

Before students serve in any field education site, they must complete Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Prevention training for children, adults and elders. Other requirements and guidelines may be found on the Documents page or in the materials distributed at orientation.

Contact Info and Directions

Virginia Theological Seminary is located at:
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
Dr. St. Louis' Mailbox: Box 187
Ms. Jubinski's Mailbox: Box 121
Field Education Office Phone: 703-461-1744
Our office is located on the second floor of Bohlen Hall (#202), which is number 15 on the Campus Map.


Field Education Staff

    • Director of Field Ed and the Second Three Years Program
      The Rev. J. Allison St. Louis, Ph.D.

      Director of Field Ed and the Second Three Years Program

    • Coordinator of Field Education and the Second Three Years Program
      Mrs. Carol Jubinski

      Coordinator of Field Education and the Second Three Years Program

    • Part-Time Field Ed Assistant
      Carissa Riedesel

      Part-Time Field Ed Assistant

3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory