Nineteen Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) students have been selected to receive 2010 Fund for Theological Education (FTE) fellowships as outstanding young leaders preparing to serve in pastoral ministry or theological education.

FTE awards the fellowships annually to help ensure quality leadership and diversity among future pastors and scholars. Nearly 150 undergraduate, seminary and doctoral students from the United States and Canada — representing 34 Christian denominations — will receive $1.5 million this year in fellowships and support to prepare for vocations in ministry and teaching. 

Recipients of 2010 FTE Fellowships also attend leadership development conferences where they connect with peers, faculty and mentors to discuss their aspirations for shaping and renewing the church and its mission in the world.

More than 90 percent of FTE Ministry Program Fellows since 1998 serve today in congregations or church-related organizations; 79 percent of FTE Doctoral Program Fellows over the past decade now teach at theological schools or universities.

The 2010 PC(USA) FTE Fellows are:

  • Antonia M. Daymond, University of Chicago Divinity School
  • Leigh W. DeVries, Rhodes College
  • Richard A. DeVries, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Jacob L. Douylliez, Piedmont College
  • Cynthia A. Eschliman, Hastings College
  • Bridgett A. Green, Vanderbilt University
  • Abigail G. Heimach, The College of Wooster
  • Katherine G. Hester, Duke Divinity School
  • Staci J. Imes, Pacific School of Religion
  • Diane H. Kim, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Shannon A. Looney, University of South Carolina
  • John F. Magnuson, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Dana M. Olson, Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Rachel A. Pacheco, Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Courtney A. Payne, St. Olaf College
  • Kristin E. Riegel, McCormick Theological Seminary
  • Jennifer M. Scott, Regent College
  • Daniel J. Stulac, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Alexis S. Wells, Emory University

The Fund for Theological Education is an ecumenical advocate for excellence and diversity in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship. Since 1954, it has awarded more than 6,000 fellowships; its alumni serve congregations, schools and communities throughout North America and around the world. For more information and to see a complete list of 2010 FTE fellowship recipients, visit The Fund's web site.