Emily Click

Emily Click

Assistant Dean for Ministry Studies and Field Education
Lecturer on Ministry
Emily Click


  • 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.

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