Ministry and Leadership Incubator Placements for 2017-2018


Celebrating 150 years, Aston Church is committed to faithful ministry in both their suburban community and the neighbor city of Chester. Aston emphasizes the creative use of drama and testimony in worship and dares to leverage new ministry partnerships to address racism, addiction, and pressing realities of broken education systems. At Aston, among other ministry possibilities, seminarians will bear witness through the creative arts, outreach to youth and young adults, and the development of urban-suburban partnerships.

Student Bios:

Hannah Sikes is a southern girl with a heart divided between Georgia and North Carolina. Hannah has worked in hospice in the past, has a passion for housing justice, and is interested in chaplaincy after graduation. Hannah is a second-year student at Princeton.


B.J. Chain was born and raised in Oxford, MS. He graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies degree with minors in Arabic, Linguistics, and Military Science from the University of Mississippi. Commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Chaplain Candidate program, B.J. is also a second-year student at Princeton.



Located in Western Delaware County, Newtown Square Presbyterian Church and its surrounding community have undergone major transition and growth during the last five years. Aware of the emerging local demographics, NSPC is invested in new and intentional expressions of worship, education, children and youth ministry, and discipleship efforts. At NSPC, among other ministry possibilities, seminarians will bear witness through community formation and outreach to youth and the millennial generation.

Ryan Pearce is originally from the Bay Area, CA but a Pacific Northwesterner at heart. Ryan studied Neuroscience at Washington State University and originally planned to attend medical school until God opened his eyes to vocational ministry. Ryan is a second-year student at Princeton.


Lauryn Schrock is a graduate from Seattle Pacific University with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Communication. Lauryn is currently pursuing both an M.Div and MSW and aims to serve youth and their families in the future. Lauryn is a second-year student at Princeton.



Located in the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood known as Mt. Airy, Oxford Presbyterian is an intergenerational and racially diverse congregation. While involved in various community ministries, Oxford is especially open to new and collaborative possibilities related to education and literacy programs. At Oxford, among other ministry possibilities, seminarians will bear witness neighborhood partnerships focused on the education of children, youth, and adults.

Emily Lueder is a graduate of Valparaiso University where she received a BA in Theology and Ministry. Before moving to Princeton, Emily was an active member at First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point in Indiana. Emily hopes to pursue a career as a hospital chaplain upon graduation and is a second-year student at Princeton.


Eric Hearst is a compassionate and empathetic professional who has dedicated his career to social work. Eric is an advocate and ally for students of all ages facing complex behavioral, social, and psychological challenges. Eric is a second-year student at Princeton.