Field Education Sites

Christ Church (Episcopal), Andover / Esperanza Academy, Lawrence

25 Central Street
Andover, MA 018103780
Phone: (978) 475-0529
Fax: (978) 475-9557
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Jeffrey Shilling Gill

Organization Description:

Students at Christ Church, Andover, will have the opportunity to participate in the ministry of a large parish located in a town setting. The congregation includes people from a broad spectrum of ages and from a variety of occupations. The parish has recently been instrumental in founding the Esperanza Academy,, a free-tuition Episcopal middle school for girls in Lawrence, Massachusetts, our neighboring city, now serving 61 students in grades 5-7 and their families. Christ Church offers a broad palette of ministry experiences in the areas of pastoral, liturgical, spiritual formation and outreach ministries.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in the leadership of worship, preaching, pastoral care, and chaplaincy at the Esperanza Academy.

Terms of Placement: Preference given to Episcopalians who are MDiv students, but open to all interested candidates. 15 hrs/wk.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Denominational Polity
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


Weekly general staff meeting, plus private sessions with the Rector, or the ordained Associate Ministers.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Site unavailable 2010-11.

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