Dr. David N. Field

Dr. David N. Field is the Ecumenical staff officer for Faith & Order and Theological Dialogue for the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, and a member of The UMC Central and Southern Europe Central Conference. He provides staff support to the bi-lateral dialogues and full-communion coordinating committees of The UMC, especially related to the Episcopal Church, Catholic Church, Moravian Church, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America relationships.  

Field previously served as academic coordinator for the Methodist e-Academy and research associate of the Research Institute for Theology and Religion at the University of South Africa. A renowned author, he also consults on e-learning in theological education to various projects in Africa and has served as lecturer and tutor to religious studies at various universities including Africa University.

Field is active at various levels of the denomination and has represented the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe at various forums including the British Methodist Conference, the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, and the World Methodist Council.

A dual Swiss and South African national, Field holds a PhD in Religion Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He and his wife the Rev. Dr Caroline Schröder Field, a minister in the Protestant Reformed Church, live in Basel, Switzerland and are the proud parents of two adult children.