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Seminary Partnerships

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In collaboration with the seminary’s field education office, The Presbytery of Philadelphia connects six seminary students with three local congregations- two students per site. Seminary students will be mentored at both the congregational and presbytery levels and nurtured within a peer cohort.

The Ministry & Leadership Incubator of The Presbytery of Philadelphia connects six seminary students with three local congregations, two students per site. As a part of this initiative, seminary students are mentored at the congregational level and nurtured within a peer cohort facilitated by leadership within the Presbytery. This cohort gathers three times per semester for approximately 90 minutes. During the course of the eight-month program, seminary students, local congregations, and presbytery leadership work in partnership to leverage contextualized and intentional ministry as students discover their unique gifts, face ministry challenges, and live into their call as the next generation of Christian leaders.

For more information regarding this program, please contact Rev. Greg Klimovitz

JUST ANNOUNCED: 2021 Host Congregations (Begin September 2021)

  • New River Presbyterian Church (West Philly): Rev. Eustacia Moffett Marshall
  • Valley Forge Presbyterian Church (Suburb of Philly): Rev. Tim Dooner
  • Bethesda Presbyterian Church (Northeast Philly): Rev. Heidi Hankel


What seminarians saying about the incubator program via videos below or a recent episode of our PresbySpeak podcast on both iTunes and SoundCloud