Thiel College alumnus returns to campus to lead religious and spiritual life programs
Thiel College welcomes alumnus Brian Riddle '07 who will serve as campus pastor.
By: Thiel College
Riddle followed an unconventional path back to his alma mater and comes to Thiel (https://www.thiel.edu/)
"Thiel provides a home, direction, and purpose," said Riddle.
As campus pastor, Riddle oversees campus worship, advises campus ministry groups, provides pastoral care to members of the Thiel community and facilitates spiritual growth. He also offers support in the College's effort to identify, attract and enroll Lutheran students. Likewise, he nurtures relationships with congregations in Greenville and the surrounding areas. Riddle will also teach in the Department of Religion.
Riddle said he wants to explain and strengthen Thiel's connection as a Lutheran College and discuss vocation. Riddle has been working with Clarissa Arbuckle '11 and the Career Development Center to intentionally talk about career and life balance—the intersection of meaning and purpose.
There are three chapel services a week including a traditional Lutheran service every at 4 p.m. Sunday, a nondenominational service during Community Hour every at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, and an interfaith prayer service every at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"Chapel is my laboratory and the students' laboratory… We aren't going to do the same thing every week," Riddle said.
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