Graduates & Ministry Placement
Duke Divinity School is committed to preparing men and women whom God has called for transforming ministry in the Church. A list of Baptists who are seniors and recent graduates is provided upon request to churches and others seeking leadership. Some have included a brief resume that gives further background. You may contact them directly or seek further reference from the Baptist House director.
Student Internships, Ministry Positions, and Placement Networks
Just for Students
- Other Reference and Referral Networks (pdf)
- Virginia Baptist Mission Board-Minister Matching Data Base (pdf)
Additional Placement Ads
- American Baptist Churches Ministry Opportunities (subscription required)
- Biblical Recorder
- Baptist Standard
- Baptists Today
- CBF National Reference and Referral Service
- CBF Georgia Position Openings
- CBF of Virginia Ministry Positions
- International Ministries
- National Baptist Convention Ministry & Employment Opportunities
- Religious Herald
For Churches and Search Committees
Tonya Armstrong, M.T.S. ’04 › ‹
Dr. Tonya D. Armstrong is the founder and CEO of the Armstrong Center for Hope. She is a former adjunct assistant professor at Duke Divinity School with the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life. She received a M.T.S. in theological studies from the Divinity School in 2003 and a Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998.
Thomas Banister, M.Div. ’03 › ‹
The Rev. Thomas A. Banister III is the pastor of Temple Memorial Baptist Church in High Point, N.C. He is a native of Rochester, N.Y., and the eldest son of Deacon Thomas A. Banister, Jr. and the Rev. Iris J. Banister. He is an honors graduate of the Rochester City School District and came to North Carolina to pursue his post secondary education at Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. Graduating in 1998, Banister felt called to pursue ministerial training. He was accepted on scholarship to Duke University Divinity School, where he graduated in 2003.
Stan Wilson, M.Div. ’94 › ‹
The Rev. Stan Wilson is the pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Clinton, Miss. He is an endorser and board member of the Ekklesia Project, an ecumenical network of pastors, scholars, and lay leaders seeking to serve the church and help Christians remember their calling to radical discipleship within the Body of Christ. Wilson is a 1994 graduate of Duke Divinity School and a 1986 graduate of Furman University. He was ordained by Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. in 1994.
Courtney Krueger, M.Div. ’92 › ‹
The Rev. Courtney Krueger is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Pendleton, S.C. He was born in Charleston, S.C., and grew up in Rock Hill, S.C. He graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1985 and enrolled in Furman University. Krueger graduated from Furman University in 1989 with a BA in philosophy, enrolled in Duke Divinity School, and married Lea, his college sweetheart, in the span of six months. He graduated from the Divinity School in 1992.
LeAnne Spruill, M.Div. ’09 › ‹
The Rev. LeAnne Spruill is the minister of students and recreation at Yates Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. She earned a BA in religious studies from Gardner-Webb University in 2004 and an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School in 2009.