Dr. Nancy Fields

Assistant Professor and Director, Supervised Ministry

Non-NYTS Affiliation(s)/Position(s): 

  • ACPE Certified Educator Candidate
  • Co-Chair, Commission on Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery of New York City

Educational Background

  • BA Herbert H. Lehman, Bronx, NY
  • MS Manhattanville College, Bronx, NY
  • MDiv, DMin. New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY
  • PhD (in process), Akrofi-Christaller Institute Theology, Mission, and Culture, Akropong-Akuapen, Ghana

Religious Affiliation

  • Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA)

Dr. Fields is a member of the Association for Theological Field Education (ATFE) and is active nationally in activities concerned with training and directing field-based learning in theological education. She is a member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) and serves as an ACPE Certified Educator Candidate at NYTS, an ACPE CPE satellite of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. She also participated in the 2019 Oxford Symposium on Religious Education as a Summer Symposium Delegate. Complimenting these achievements is Dr. Fields’ work in the church. As a preacher and teacher, she seeks to embody the commitments of Black and Womanist theologies, bringing them more fully to bear on the life of local congregations.  Dr. Fields serves as the Presbytery of New York’s Co-Chair of the Commission on Preparation for Ministry (CPM).  She has served as the pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville, NY, of the Brook Presbyterian Church in Hillburn, New York and, now serves as a PC(USA) pulpit supply. She served as Co-Chair of the United Black Clergy of Westchester’s Dr Richard H. Scholarship Committee; a member of the Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center’s Program Planning Committee. In 2005, she received the “Standing on Their Shoulders: A Celebration of the Wisdom of Women” Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Bronx Alumnae Chapter, and in 2010 the Lutheran Social Services of New York Alliance honored her work as Resident Chaplain with its Kujenga Jamii Rising Star Award.

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