Office of Field Education

Phone: (919) 660-3440
Fax: (919) 660-3406

Regular Mail

Office of Field Education
105 Westbrook Bldg.
Box 90969
Durham, NC 27708-0969

Field Education Staff

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Rev. Daniel Corpening
Director of Field Education

The Rev. Daniel Corpening is director of field education at Duke Divinity School. In this role, Daniel oversees the contextual education of M.Div. students as they are formed to be embodied, imaginative, and reflective Christian leaders for the flourishing of communities. Daniel is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a graduate of Duke Divinity School. Before joining the Office of Field Education, Daniel served as a pastor in Charlotte, 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 three children.

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Rev. Dr. Kennetra Irby Brackett
Associate Director of Field Education & Career Development

The Rev. Dr. Kennetra Irby Brackett is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a licensed clinical social worker, and a certified hospice and palliative care social worker. She previously pastored in Littleton, N.C., and led Pediatric Bereavement Services in Raleigh, N.C., where she mentored and supervised LCSWA licensees and field education interns from area schools of social work. Kennetra earned her D.Min. as a Rural Clergy Fellow and her M.Div. with a certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture from Duke Divinity School. She earned her M.S.W. and B.A. in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, leading her to refer to herself as a “Blue Heel.” She is married to George Brackett Jr. Together they enjoy traveling, grilling, and exploring greenways with their hound, Reina.

Cheryl Parker
Field Education Staff Assistant

Cheryl Parker is a staff assistant in the Office of Field Education at Duke Divinity School. She enjoys spending time at Kerr Lake with family and friends. Her family are active members of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Hurdle Mills. She is a native North Carolinian and resides in Mebane with her husband, Barry, and their two daughters, Faith and Hope.