Office of Field Education
105 Westbrook Bldg.
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 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 N.C. 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 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 volunteers with a nonprofit, 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.
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.
Ministerial Formation and Student Life Staff Assistant
Stacey Young is a staff assistant to the Offices of Ministerial Formation and Student Life. Before coming to Duke, she ministered to thousands of campers and hundreds of staff members as the camp office administrator and registrar for nine years at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Ministries. She loves the outdoors, family fishing trips at Emerald Isle, and cheering for the Wolfpack of N.C. State. Her family attends First Baptist Church of Mebane. She is a native North Carolinian and lives in Mebane with her husband, Todd, and their three children: Morgan, Keyston, and Paul.