Dr. Nancy Fields

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Fields, Assistant Professor of Supervised Ministry at New York Theological Seminary. A graduate of Herbert H. Lehman College (BA), Manhattanville College (MS), New York Theological Seminary (MDiv and DMin) and currently at Akrofi Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture (PhD in process), she has served at NYTS as Adjunct Faculty since 2003. In 2010, she served as Coordinator and, since 2012, as Director of Supervised Ministry. She also serves as an ACPE Certified Education Candidate for the approved CPE program at NYTS, a CPE satellite of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, and volunteer chaplain and coordinator of Protestant worship at the New Jewish Home in Mamaroneck, New York. A member of the Association for Theological Field Education (ATFE), she is active nationally in activities concerned with training and directing field-based learning in theological education.

Complimenting these achievements in theological education is Dr. Fields’ work in the church. As a preacher and teacher, she seeks, especially, to embody the commits of Black and Womanist theologies, bringing them more fully to bear on the life of local congregations. She has served as the pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville, New York and Brook Presbyterian Church in Hillburn, New York and pulpit supply at First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, New York. Dr. Fields served as Co-Chair of the United Black Clergy of Westchester’s Dr. Richard H. Dixon Scholarship Committee; as member of the Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center’s Program Planning Committee; as Board Secretary for the Congregations Concerned with the City of Mount Vernon, New York, and as First Vice President of the John L. Scott Associate Ministers’ Auxiliary of the United Missionary Baptist Association. She also serves as Administrative Commissioner for Mount Washington Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Irvington, New Jersey and as clerk for the New York Presbytery’s Commission on Preparation for Ministry. In 2005, she received the “Standing on Their Shoulders: A Celebration of the Wisdom of Women” award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Bronx Alumnae Chapter and in 2010 the “Kujenga Jamii Raising Star” award from Lutheran Social Services of New York Alliance for her work as Resident Chaplain. In 2019, she also received the “Presbyterian Women of Valor” award from First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, NY and “Proclamation for Community Service” from the Westchester County Board of Legislators.


  • PhD. (Candidate) Akrofi Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture, Akropong-Akrupem, Ghana
  • D.Min. New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY
  • M.Div. New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY.
  • M.S. Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.
  • B.A. Herbert H. Lehman College, Bronx, NY.

Religious Affiliation :

  • Presbyterian
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