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. 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.
Rev. Jeff Compton-Nelson
Assistant Director of Field Education and Vocational Formation
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.
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 is staff assistant in the Office of Ministerial Formation and Student Life. Before coming to Duke, she ministered 9 years at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Ministries, serving thousands of campers and hundreds of staff members as the camp office administrator and registrar. She loves the outdoors, family fishing trips at Emerald Isle, and cheering for the WolfPack of NC State. Stacey and husband, Todd, both native North Carolinians, enjoy “farm-ish-life” in Mebane and look forward to their one-acre garden every summer. They are blessed with three amazing grown children (Morgan, Keyston and Paul) who are spread coast-to-coast.