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School of Theology and Ministry

James Luisi, M.Div. ’18

master of divinity program

James Luisi


James Luisi’s experience as a member of Boston College’s Graduate Ministry Corps—graduate students who act as a pastoral presence and resource for first‐year students—“opened up my eyes to what it would be like to be a full-time minister,” he says. “My schoolwork is essentially the homework I would have to be doing in order to be an effective minister. I also like the fact the M.Div. program is so broad that it provides a good foundation if I later decide to pursue a Ph.D. And I feel I have enough support from the school that I’m able to discern that. I have people going out of their way to remind me to schedule meetings with them so that they make sure I’m being taken care of. That’s something that I feel is unique to Boston College: I feel that people here already know my name and are invested in making sure that I succeed.”