Our Team

abigail rusert
Abigail Visco Rusert
Director
Abigail is a bridge builder who is passionate about researching and designing programs that serve congregational leaders and young people.

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Megan DeWald
Megan DeWald
Associate Director
Megan cultivates connection and friendship among people from different social locations and is passionate about building just, equitable communities.

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eunjin jeon
Eunjin Jeon
Administrative Assistant
Eunjin is a Christian educator who has taught children and youth around the world and channels that passion with administrative support at the IYM.

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Erin Raffety
Associate Research Scholar
Erin is a practical theologian who uses ethnographic research methods to study congregations.

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kelsey lambright
Kelsey Lambright
Lead Researcher
Kelsey is a PhD candidate who studies spiritual and missional formation, ecclesiology, and pastoral education..

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Michael-Paul-Cartledge
Michael Paul Cartledge II
Lead Researcher
Michael Paul is a PhD candidate who studies Christian formation, educational ministry, and neurodiversity.

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aqueelah ligonde
Aqueelah Ligonde
Research Fellow
Aqueelah is an enthusiastic speaker and leader with a passion for today’s generation of youth, women, and leaders.

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Seth Vopat
Research Fellow
Seth is a veteran youth minister with a passion for how education and research inform youth ministry practice.

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christine toto
Christine "Chris" Toto
Project Assistant
Chris helps with marketing and project management in the Office of Continuing Education at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Maiia Avelino
Administrative Assistant
Maiia handles all the logistics for programs and events in the Office of Continuing Education at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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