2020-2021 Ministry and Leadership Incubator Placements
In a time such as this, we are especially grateful for these four Princeton seminarians who will serve alongside our congregations as a part of the Ministry and Leadership Incubator. This year’s field education will especially explore the intersection of ministry in this digital age, discerning new possibilities to foster formative community, extend pastoral care, innovate in worship, and creatively bear witness to the gospel in their unique contexts. We invite you to pray for these seminarians, their supervising pastors, and the congregations who will host their passions for ministry.
Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church , Rev. Anna Grant Borden, Pastor
Reni John is in her second year as an MDiv candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary with interests in spiritual formation and congregational development. Prior to beginning her studies at PTS, Reni lived in India and worked across Southern Asia to develop products and programs for churches to use in their evangelism ministry to children and youth. A New Jersey native and graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, she has traveled to more than 25 countries across five continents to learn from and empower the local church.
East Falls Presbyterian Church, Rev. Kari Olson, Pastor
Beth Putney is a second-year MDiv/MACEF student at Princeton Theological Seminarywith an emphasis in youth ministry and an inquirer for ordination within the Presbytery of the Cascades. Beth graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York in 2016, having studied literature, fiction writing, and biblical/ancient studies. Beth is originally from the Pacific Northwest and loves the rain, hiking with her dogs, and a good cup of coffee.
The Presbyterian Church of Deep Run, Rev. Kris Schondelmeyer, Pastor
Carlos Acosta discerned a pastoral calling on his life at the age of fourteen. After devotedly serving his home church in Carson, CA for over eight years, he decided it was time to take a step of faith and attend seminary. Carlos is now a second-year MDiv student at Princeton Theological Seminary. Carlos also earned a B.A. in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and is more than excited to be interning at the Presbyterian Church of Deep Run this fall.
Yujin Chu is a second-year MDiv student at Princeton Theological Seminary. Yujin is of Korean descent and discerned a call into ministry four years ago. He writes, “Life hasn’t always been smooth, but God is always good. God bless and I am looking forward to [ministry] even in these weird times.”