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School of Theology and Ministry


All of life happens in context. We recognize that learning does too.

We've reimagined what it looks like to meld classroom learning with practicum and internship learning throughout each degree program. Students are enrolled in special synthesis courses with their peers and with faculty support throughout their internships—ensuring that every last drop of the experience is held and seen.

How it Works

Students work with a faculty member (Dr. Mark Hearn for Pastoral Studies, Transforming Spirituality, Divinity, Transformational Leadership and Dr. Becky Cobb for Couples & Family Therapy) to handpick an internship site location that presents the challenges and growth areas they need most.

Check out the map here for some sample locations throughout the Seattle / Puget Sound Region  

Meet the Contextual Education Team

Mark Chung Hearn, Ph.D.
Director of Contextual Education

Melissa Trull
Graduate Assistant for Contextual Education

Meet the Couples & Family Therapy Clinical Coordinator

Rebecca (Becky) Cobb, Ph.D., LMFT
Clinical Coordinator


Jean Adler Stean, M.Div.
Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services