Lecturer on Ministry
- BA, Pomona College
- MDiv, Bethany Theological Seminary
- PhD, Claremont School of Theology
Emily Click is assistant dean for ministry studies and field education and Lecturer on Ministry at HDS. Her scholarship has focused on new ways of conceptualizing connections among adult education theory, human development theory, and education for religious leadership.
She is ordained in the United Church of Christ and has a decade of congregational ministry experience. She has served as chair of the steering committee of the Association for Theological Field Education (ATFE), the North American professional association for theological field educators. Emily teaches courses on leadership and administration, mentoring, and religious education.
Publications include “Practical Theology in Contextual Education,” in The Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology, edited by Bonnie Miller McLemore (Blackwell, forthcoming); “Ministerial Reflection,” in Welcome to Theological Field Education, edited by Matthew Floding (Alban, 2011); and “The Evolution of Theological Field Education,” in Equipping the Saints: Best Practices in Contextual Theological Education, edited by David O. Jenkins and Alice P. Rogers (Pilgrim Press, 2010). She has also written on the educational dimensions of preparing religious leaders.
"Reformed Rhetoric: Priming the Catholic Church for Long-Term Change," Harvard Political Review, December 24, 2015.
"Pope Canonizes Franciscan Missionary Junipero Serra," NBC New York, September 2015.
"Advice for New Grads on Work, Play, and More," The Boston Globe, May 6, 2015.