My name is Zachary Rugen, I was born and raised in northern Virginia, in a town called Sterling. I have a loving mother and father as well as a younger sister who is starting her first year of college. I am a graduate of Longwood University in Virginia where I got my degree in criminology and minors in psychology and sociology. I spent the past year living in intentional community as a member of the Johnson Service Corps in Chapel Hill, where I worked with non-profits while participating in spiritual formation and servant leadership training. Throughout that time, I assisted in the growth of the Episcopal Campus Ministry at Chapel of the Cross, helping establish a mentoring program for undergraduate students as well as organizing a conference on vocation that the parish hosted. I will begin the Master of Divinity program at Duke in the next coming days, and I hope to be ordained in the Episcopal Church sometime in the future.
August 19, 2019