Portrait of Dr. Anita Coleman

Rev. Dr. Anita Coleman

Co-Mentor: Pastoral Care and Counseling

Pastoral Care and Counseling

This unique Focus Group is designed to empower and inform clergy who want to focus their ministry on pastoral care and/or counseling. It will have two foci: Student will participate in the appropriate session for either pastoral or counseling certification. The overall objective of this program is to help the student focus on a project conducive to his/her context of ministry. Pastoral Care is inclusive of pastoral services, prophetic leadership and social justice.

Program Requirements:

  • Each student is encouraged to enroll in a CPE program upon completion of the doctoral program.
  • Each student must have completed the required coursework in an accredited program with an MDiv degree or equivalent in Pastoral Care and Counseling.
  • All fees for these requirements will be paid by the student in addition to United tuition and fees. Federal student loans are available through our Financial Aid office.

Learn more about United’s Doctor of Ministry program


  • D.Min., United Theological Seminary (2021)
  • M.A. (Biblical Theology), Palmer Theological Seminary (2016)
  • Associate Minister to Pastor, Canaan Baptist Church, New Castle, DE (2013-Present)


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