Office of Field Education
105 Westbrook Bldg.
Box 90969
Durham, NC 27708-0969
Phone: (919) 660-3440
Fax: (919) 660-3406


Rev. Daniel Corpening
Director of Field Education

The Reverend Daniel Corpening is director of field education at Duke Divinity School. Daniel is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, a graduate of Duke Divinity School, and a member of the National Alumni Council for the school. He is passionate about God's ministry through Duke Divinity School, the local church, and encouraging and equipping students for the work of ministry. Before joining the Office of Field Education, Daniel served as pastor of Discipleship at Assurance United Methodist Church in Huntersville, N.C. 

Daniel enjoys reading, investing in friendship, and Duke basketball. He is married to Jessica, a fellow Duke Divinity graduate, and they are the grateful parents of Anna and Ellie Grace.

Rev. Rhonda ParkerRhonda Parker
Senior Director of Ministerial Formation and Student Life

The Reverend Rhonda Parker is senior director of ministerial formation and student life at Duke Divinity School. She brings significant experience in church and non-profit ministry leadership, most recently with NC United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries. She has taught and preached throughout the state, and has designed and taught creation care workshops focusing on environmental stewardship and practices of faith at both regional and national events. She enjoys writing, being outdoors, and mentoring persons discerning a call to ministry.

An ordained elder in the North Carolina (NC) Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, Rhonda and her husband, Allen, met as undergraduates at Duke in 1988 and are the parents of five children: Ben, Emily, Greg, Paige and Payton.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Floding
Director of Ministerial Formation

The Reverend Matthew Floding is director of ministerial formation and field education. He has served as pastor in Illinois, college chaplain in Iowa, and director of formation for ministry at a seminary of the Reformed Church in America in Michigan. Matt also volunters with a non-profit, Friendship House Partners USA, which works with persons with intellectual disabilities and their families to secure safe, affordable, and community-oriented housing in partnership with divinity schools and seminaries. He is passionate about encouraging leadership development for ministry and vocational discernment.

Matthew is an ordained minister of word and sacrament in the Reformed Church in America. He and his wife Marcia are parents to Geoffrey, Kathryn, and Greta.

Cheryl Parker
Field Education Staff Assistant

Cheryl Parker is a staff assistant in the Office of Field Education at Duke Divinity School. She is a native North Carolinian. She is an active member at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Hurdle Mills and resides in Mebane with her husband, Barry, and their two daughters, Faith and Hope.

Stacey Young
Field Education Staff Assistant

Stacey Young is a staff assistant to the field education office of Duke Divinity School. Before coming to Duke, she served Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Ministries for 8 years, first as the part-time office manager, then joined the Leadership Team as the hospitality director, and finally, as administrator and camp registrar. Her family attends The Lamb's Chapel. She is a native North Carolinian and lives in Mebane with her husband, Todd, and her three children, Morgan, Keyston, and Paul.

Alex Lumpee
Ministerial Formation Staff Assistant

Alex Lumpee is a staff assistant in the Office of Ministerial Formation at Duke Divinity School. Although she is a native and proud Texan, she and her husband, Daniel, are enjoying their time here in North Carolina while he completes his M.Div. at Duke Divinity School. They enjoy the exploring Durham, Duke basketball, and spending time outdoors with their two dogs, Ronald Reagan and Bailey.