Virginia Samuel, Coordinator of Supervised Ministry

Virginia Samuel has served as Associate Dean of Contextual Learning since 1981. She is responsible for directing the Supervised Ministry Program and for staffing the Cross Cultural Program. Ms. Campbell works with the Cross Cultural Committee and Dean Samuel to make arrangements for the cross cultural trips. Dean Samuel has oversight of the area of spiritual formation in the seminary curriculum and arranges covenant groups for students as part of that work.

Michelle Campbell, Administrative Assistant

Adjunct Faculty

Carletta Aston is a Deacon in full connection in the Greater NJ Conference of the UMC and currently serves as Associate Pastor of the Morristown UMC. She holds Masters degrees from Purdue and McGill Universities and a PhD. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the City University of NY. She has worked in higher education, business, and spent 16 years as a management consultant focusing on organizational development and interpersonal skills development. Rev. Aston completed her M.Div. at Drew Theological Seminary and has been a member of the supervised ministry faculty since 2005.

Linda Hale joined the supervised ministry faculty in 2005. She received her B.A in German from the University of Delaware and taught in the public schools for 14 years. Returning to school at Rutgers University, she earned a Masters in Social Work and became a licensed nursing home administrator. Rev. Hale completed her M.Div. at Drew Theological School and since 1991 has been an Elder in the Northern (now Greater) NJ Conference of the UMC and is currently pastor of the Titusville UMC.

Carole McCallum has been a member of the supervised ministry faculty at Drew Theological School since 1979. Following a successful career as a school guidance counselor and social worker, Rev. McCallum completed her M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1978. She also completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at the Philadelphia State Mental Hospital and Fort Monmouth and a two year program in Management Consultation offered by the Alban Institute. Rev. McCallum held numerous appointments with the local church and at the conference level in the Greater NJ Conference until her retirement in 2002.

Johnnie McCann is the Senior Pastor of the St. Luke Baptist Church in New York City. A member of the supervised ministry faculty since 2002, Dr. McCann received his M.Div. STM, and D.Min. degrees from Drew Theological School . Dr. McCann is the editor of Lift the Veil and the author of numerous works including Christian Stewardship: A Lordship Factor and How to R.E.A.C.H. Black Men for Christ.

Grace Pak is an ordained Elder in Full Connection in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She was ordained in 1995 and has been in full-time local church ministry since. She has been a part of the Supervised Ministry faculty team since 2002. Dr. Pak received her BA in Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook , M.Div. and D. Min. from Drew Theological School. She is currently serving as the pastor at Union Village United Methodist Church.