This fall, United in Faith is blessed to have one seminary
student assigned to us for the 2018-2019 school year. The
student is serving his Ministry in Context (MIC) contextual
education assignment with UIF, which usually takes place during
the second year of seminary study.
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) students spend
about 7 hours a week in ministry with UIF (Sundays plus one or
two other meeting days). They may lead Bible studies, attend
ministry or committee or council meetings, preach, attend
communion visits, or whatever else seems appropriate.
An MIC Lay Committee has been identified already who will
work with all three students (Rich G., Pam M., Denise B., Kim
C., Dawn C.). Each of the students will have an MIC project
that they will lead, probably during the second semester
(January – May).
On September 2nd, you will have a chance to meet Dalton
Ruggieri. Come and welcome him with open arms!
His bio follows.
I was born in New Jersey. My mother, father, younger
brother, and I moved to rural Virginia (about an hour Southwest
from Roanoke) the summer before my third grade. From there, I
went to The College of William and Mary, a public university in
Williamsburg, Virginia. I majored in Mathematics and minored in
Judaic Studies. As an undergraduate, I felt called to ordained
ministry, so upon graduation I came straight to the Lutheran
School of Theology at Chicago.
When I'm not studying, I'm probably cooking. I especially
like cooking (and eating) Italian food. Pasta is my favorite!
In addition, I like playing games and solving puzzles. My
favorite board game is chess, and Pokemon is my favorite video
game. I don't watch television much, but when I do it is most
likely sports. I root for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington
Nationals. I enjoy staying active, so I take walks frequently,
play on the LSTC Big Orange Flag Football Team, and participate
in community yoga.
I am looking forward to meeting you all and being a part of