Urban Pastoral Ministry Program
City Mission’s Urban Pastoral Ministry Program is a two year residency for recent seminary graduates who are called to ordained urban ministry. Through a partnership between City Mission and four established Boston churches, residents gain hands-on experience in worship, administration, and outreach in an urban congregation, mentorship from experienced ministers, and opportunities for leadership in collaborations between City Mission, these congregations, and other organizations. Designed to help new pastors develop networks of support, the program provides opportunities for learning and reflection for residents in their cohort. Join our mailing list to keep up to date on UPMP!
UPMP is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry project, an initiative that supports pastors in times of key professional transitions by building relationships with experienced clergy and each other.
Meet the Residents
Reamogetje Ngoepe – Pastoral Resident at Old South Church, UCC
Hi, I am Reamogetje Ngoepe, my parents have called me Amo from birth. I am from South Africa and about to graduate from Union Theological Seminary with an MDiv in Psychology and Religion. I love discovering with people and creating spaces that enable meaning-making. I am also passionate about the African continent and healing from colonial trauma.
Jana Dye – Pastoral Resident at First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain
My name is Jana Dye and I cannot wait to meet and serve alongside each one of you. I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky to two loving and very proud Baptist parents. I graduated from Georgetown College in Kentucky in 2016 and I will be a graduate of the Wake Forest School of Divinity in May 2019. During my time in graduate school I have spent my school years working as an Assistant Minister to Youth at College Park Baptist in Greensboro, North Carolina and have spent my summers directing a children’s camp at Metro Baptist Church in Manhattan. In my free time you can find me cheering for Kentucky basketball, running and hiking, and exploring the best local coffee and food spots. I am thrilled to be moving to Boston, exploring the city, and figuring out what this whole ‘baseball’ thing is about. See you soon!
Jamie Mangiameli – Pastoral Resident at Bethel AME/New Roots AME
Jamie Mangiameli is originally from the Chicagoland area, but moved to Boston in 2017 for graduate school. Jamie recently graduated with her Master of Divinity from Boston University’s School of Theology where she served as a Worship Intern and as the President of Sacred Worth, the School of Theology’s organization committed the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ students in the church, academy and wider society. With experience working as an event planner and in the music industry, Jamie is passionate about viewing worship as a creative and collaborative posture.
Deborah “Debbie” Rogers Duval – Pastoral Resident at Fourth Presbyterian Church
I am a mom to three adult children, Noni to five grandchildren and a partner and best friend to my husband, Duncan. While bringing up our family in Framingham, I enjoyed a career in residential property management. I earned my MDiv from Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) where I graduated in May of 2018 with certificates in Ministerial Leadership and Pastoral Care. My field education placement was at United Congregational Church in Worcester and Worcester Fellowship, a church for the unhoused population of Worcester. In April of this year, I completed my Clinical Pastoral Education at Hebrew SeniorLife in Roslindale.
I serve on the Board of Directors for Star Island Corporation where my family and I spend at least one week each summer. I am a Member in Discernment with the United Church of Christ and have been an active member in UCC churches for over 30 years. When I am not busy following Jesus, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exercising, camping, and reading.
About the Program
Urban Pastoral Ministry Program residents are employed full-time by City Mission and are placed in one of four Boston congregations:
Bethel AME Church (A.M.E.; Jamaica Plain)
First Baptist Church (ABCUSA and Alliance of Baptists; Jamaica Plain)
Fourth Presbyterian Church (PC (USA); South Boston)
Old South Church (UCC; Boston)
Residents spend two-thirds of their time as members of the pastoral staff at their assigned church, and one-third on staff at City Mission.
At their church placement, residents will take an active role in the life of the congregation, assisting with worship, formation, community engagement, social justice ministries, and pastoral care. At City Mission, residents will participate in cohort learning, seminars, participation in ministry groups, and in leadership with City Mission’s educational and advocacy programs.
Questions about the program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org