Vocational Exploration Programs

In a society where ethics and values appear to be constantly in flux, the School of Divinity community is educating public religious leaders who are prepared to take their place alongside other public leaders who have different professional formations and to bring religious perspectives and practices to the most pressing questions of our day.


You are invited to participate in one of our ministry and vocational exploration programs to aid in your own discernment and engage in being an agent of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in churches and communities.

The Dean’s Roundtable: What Makes Wake Divinity Unique? 

Wednesday, June 1st @ 12 pm – 1 pm EST

Want to know what truly sets Wake Divinity apart? You are invited to join us for a special Dean’s Roundtable exploring this question. From academic pursuit to vocational exploration, hear firsthand how we do things differently at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.  This roundtable will be moderated by Dean Jonathan Lee Walton and feature three distinct Wake Divinity voices:

  • Jazz Logan, Current Student, MDiv ‘23
  • Brittani Hunt, Director of Student Services
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gandolfo, Earley Professor of Catholic and Latin American Studies


Uniquely Called: The Vocational Possibilities of the MDiv

Wednesday, June 8th @ 12 pm – 1 pm EST

What is the practicality of earning a Master of Divinity degree in today’s job market? Contrary to popular belief, a Master of Divinity prepares faith leaders for a variety of roles within and outside of the local church context. 

We invite you to join Dr. John Senior, Assistant Dean of Vocational Formation at Wake Forest University School of Divinity via Zoom to learn about the vocational possibilities that come with a Master of Divinity degree and how Wake Divinity is uniquely equipped to train faith leaders in the areas of justice, compassion, and reconciliation.


The Rise of the Ecumenical Baptist

Wednesday, June 15th @ 12 pm – 1 pm EST

Since our founding, these words have given vision to the work of Wake Divinity in training faith leaders to be agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion. But as our world grows in its religious pluralism, how important is denominational affiliation? Can one be both Baptist and ecumenical? 

Join Natalie Aho, Program Manager of the Baptist Commons at Wake Forest University School of Divinity to explore these questions and how a Wake Divinity education can equip Baptist students to thrive vocationally.


Summer Open House (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 22nd @ 12 pm – 1 pm EST

Where are you called to take your next, most faithful step? You are invited to join the Wake Forest University School of Divinity community for a Virtual Open House experience to learn more about what sets us apart and how our curriculum gives you the education and flexibility you need for ministry in the 21st century.


Onward: Leaning into Religious Leadership

Wednesday, June 29th @ 12 pm – 1 pm EST

Are you a Bonner Scholar or Leader? Join us for this special virtual session showcasing how Wake Divinity can help you take the next, most faithful step in your religious leadership formation. Learn about life on campus, our curriculum, and the unique scholarship opportunities offered to Bonner Scholars and Leaders who are admitted.


Inspired, but Ready? Preparing for Graduate Level Academics

Wednesday, July 13th @ 12 pm – 1 pm EST

You feel the call, but are you ready for graduate-level academics? Join Wake Divinity’s Academic Skills Coordinator Khelen Kuzmovich to glean insight into what skills will help you thrive in theological education and the tools and resources offered at Wake Divinity to aid you on your journey. 



Rayce Lamb
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management