The Office of Continuing Education

Engaging practical scholarship with the church and world


The Office of Continuing Education connects the academy, the church, and the public square by fostering conversations about relevant scholarship and practices of ministry. Themes and instruction are innovative, connect theory with practice, and are relevant beyond academic contexts.


PTS Continuing Education is Collaborative, Hospitable, Inclusive, and Strategic

Director of Continuing Education

The Rev. Erik Hoeke is a lifelong United Methodist and an ordained elder in the Western Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church. He grew up in the Pittsburgh area, and prior to this role Erik served United Methodist churches in Southwestern Pennsylvania for 14 years and was a communications strategist at PTS for two years. He has served in United Methodist leadership in a variety of settings, including eight years as the provisional residency coordinator for the Western Pennsylvania Conference Board of Ministry, a position in which he facilitated training and resourcing of newer clergy as they began their ministry. Erik earned a master's of divinity from Candler School of Theology in 2008, and a master's in moral theology from Boston College in 2023. Erik and his spouse, Lisa, enjoy running, hiking, traveling, watching baseball, and reading with their two cats.

Contact Erik:    |   412-924-1346