In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight:

If you see these people around, introduce yourself. If you already know them, tell them how lovely they looked in the Kerux!

Student Spotlight: Cari Fydirchuk

I’m pursuing my Master of Divinity at Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS) through the Distance Education Program.  My full-time “job” is being a mother to our 2 girls, Jazlyn (3.5) and Cayla (4 months). My husband Jason and I have been married for 12 years.

I attend New Hope CRC here in Calgary, AB, Canada and have been a part of their leadership team for the past 5 years. Currently, I’m leading the service team at our church with a focus on outreach for the homeless. I’ve also been mentoring with our pastors in the area of preaching and have come to realize this is my true passion and where I feel most whole while serving God. This is why the Distance Education Program is so great. It allows me to learn and serve at the same time. I’m building my seminary experience while building my vocation as a pastor, a process I’ve found very enriching.

I first felt the call into ordained ministry when I was 13 years old. It happened during my time at a bible camp. After chapel and a time of prayer, I was moved my God’s Spirit, like a fireball in the pit of my stomach to claim Jesus as my Saviour. The next morning I had a pressing sense that God was calling me to be a pastor.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Peter Choi 

I grew up in Southern California and moved to the midwest fifteen years ago to attend Calvin Seminary. Since that time I have also lived in Ann Arbor doing campus ministry and church planting work and in South Bend for grad school.

My wife, Minsun, and I will be celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary in a few weeks. We have three boys: Elijah (7), Zachary (5), and Josiah (2). As a family, we enjoy going on scooter adventures, playing board games (our current fave is Catan Junior), and taking road trips all over the country as I visit various historical archives for my dissertation work.

It has been a privilege to serve in the Distance Learning program here at Calvin Seminary and also to teach a few courses in the history of Christianity.