Field Education Supervisors from parish and chaplaincy sites collaborate with Virginia Theological Seminary to offer high quality supervision to seminarians being formed as leaders in God’s church. This partnership is essential to a healthy, life-giving field education experience.

The work of a dedicated Field Education Supervisor includes:
  • Creating a safe environment for the seminarian to explore their questions, concerns, joys and struggles in the field education experience
  • Reflecting with the seminarian on the supervisor’s and/or the seminarian’s leadership and ministry experiences at the field education site
  • Engaging the seminarian in reflecting theologically on their ministry at the field education site
A full list of expectations can be found in the Supervisor’s Covenant with VTS, in the downloads box at right.

To support supervisors in this important ministry, the Department of Field Education offers eight monthly supervisor trainings, grouped according to level of experience supervising seminarians:
  • Level I- Those supervising a seminarian for the first time
  • Level II- Those in their second or third year of being a supervisor
  • Level III- Those with more than three years of experience
In order to advance to the next level, supervisors will need to attend at least five of the eight training sessions, including the Fall Orientation and Winter Plenary sessions.

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