Prepared for Campus Ministry
Lucas Fiet graduated last year with a religious studies and mathematics double major. He serves as the Ministry Coordinator intern for the Tyson House Student Foundation, an on-campus ministry. He coordinates Tyson House events, arranges partnerships between the House and outside volunteer/educational opportunities, and mentors students.
“The biggest way my major in religious studies prepared me for working at a campus ministry is that I learned just how varied peoples' religious experiences can be, and how varied the functions of religion a person's life can be, even within one religious tradition,” Fiet said. “It's made me a lot more open to people experiencing or practicing religion differently than I do, even on a smaller scale like a campus ministry.”
Fiet is excited to work with the Tyson House and sees this year as a great opportunity to explore whether he wants to go to graduate school for religious studies or go into ministry.
“I feel like the department did a great job preparing me for both,” said Fiet, who received the university Top Collegiate Scholar Award and the religious studies department's Professional Promise Award.