Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary

Phoenix Seminary desires to graduate students who have had moral, ethical and spiritual education, not simply academic. As part of their mentoring relationship, a student develops a Personal Development Plan with their mentor. The objectives they set in this plan reflect the priorities of the character development outcomes for the Aspirations for a Student in Student Handbook. Through trusted mentoring relationships, students are accountable for progress with their character goals. Those aspirations are articulated this way:

In the area of Character Development, each graduate will:

  1. Exhibit growing love and accountability to God and the Body of Christ.
  2. Show Christ-like character and personal integrity.
  3. Evidence strong moral and ethical standards in both personal and professional relationships and duties.
  4. Demonstrate mental and emotional health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to have a mentoring relationship?

A mentoring relationship is required for all students enrolled in one of our master's degree programs.

  • Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling - until completion of 60 credit hours and passing of the 30 and 60-Hour Faculty Review.
  • Master of Arts in Ministry - until completion of 30 credit hours and passing of the 30-Hour Faculty Review

How are students monitored and assessed in this area?

Mentors are surveyed about their students as they are approaching the date of their Periodic Faculty Review. The mentor's evaluation of the student's progress will be critical input in this review process when the student completes:

  • 30 and 60 credit hours for MAC and MDiv
  • 30 credit hours for MAM

Do I find my own mentor or will one be assigned to me?

Students are encouraged to seek out a mentor from among existing relationships, however, if assistance finding a mentor is requested, our Student Development staff is happy to help.

Who should I contact if I have questions about mentoring?

Dr. Chip Moody at 602.429.4919 or

Danielle Cholly at 602.429.4918 or