Rev. Dr. Campbell Hackett
Director of Christian Education
Campbell joined the Church of the Covenant Family in July of 2016 as the Director of Christian Education.
A cradle Presbyterian, Campbell grew up attending Montreat Youth Conferences and other church camps. She has always been active in the life of the church.
Campbell graduated from Davidson College, which is a Presbyterian school, in 2000 with a BA in Philosophy. She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and a Masters in Christian Education in 2004. In 2009, Campbell graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary (again!) with a Ph.D. in Practical Theology focused on Christian Education and Spiritual Formation. Campbell was a Chaplain-in-Residence at Georgetown University for six years (2010-2016). She also has experience with teaching (at Wesley Seminary, Princeton University, and Princeton Theological Seminary), hospital chaplaincy, and working with adults with mental and behavioral disabilities. She was ordained in April of 2016.
Campbell and her family just moved to Falls Church, VA (after six years in the district). Her husband Conrad is a demographer at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life. He is also a Twitter rock star (at least for a demographer). Campbell and Conrad have two children—Harry, a rising middle-schooler and Ella, a rising first grader. Harry’s interests include spelling, geography, and Magic: The Gathering (a card game). Ella’s interests include nature, art, and My Little Ponies. Campbell’s hobbies include cooking, painting, arts & crafts, Sudoku, listening to podcasts, and relaxing on the beach.
Campbell is interested in spiritual formation in children and adults. She especially wants to help children to learn about God through Biblical stories. She also wants to help children learn what it means to be a community of God. Her ministry is focused on fellowship and care. Her theological interests include social justice, peacemaking and ethics. Her primary focus is directing The Backyard: Wednesday Kids’ Club, an afterschool program for religious education geared toward local elementary school students.