Christine Riley, MDiv ‘08

Project Coordinator, Homeless Services Division, City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services

Director of Religious Education, St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church

The Tolton Program at CTU changed my life. It made me into a more holistic person, not only looking at the work aspect of my life but also the spirituality.


The theology degree just constantly reminds me that Jesus is real, and that people need to be treated with dignity and respect no matter who they are and where they live. If they live underneath a tent, if they live underneath the viaducts, if they live in a homeless shelter.


I’m always trying to ask that question, ‘what would Jesus do?’ I want people to see Jesus in me when I smile, when I laugh, when I talk, when I teach. I don’t want people to walk away in sadness.


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