What is your ministry?
I am involved in the Italian Evangelical Alliance on a regional board, coordinating activities, meeting churches leaders, and leading events.
When did you trust Christ?
When I was 19 years old, I realized after a strong personal and emotional crisis, while through Psalm 51, that my religiosity was valueless before God and that I needed a Savior!
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
I was born into a Christian family. I grew up going to Sunday school and my brother and I attended all the Sunday services, because my parents wanted us to hear the preaching and prayer meetings. When I was 7 or 8 y old my father, who at that time was a bricklayer, started to study in a night Bible school. In 1994, my parents planted a reformed Baptist church and my father, together with another guy, were recognized by the church as the Pastors. I remember listening many times to the story of how my Grandfather was born again from Catholicism and his strong Catholic devotion. I grew up with some strong beliefs about the need for the Gospel in Italy, the Word of God, sin, conversion, and holiness, but I didn't understand personally the grace of God. During my adolescence, I had a couple in the church that became very good friends to me and helped me to see that I was a very religious person, full of inconsistencies and that I needed Jesus personally in my life, not just to know things about Jesus. I was baptized in 2000 and I started to participate in the life of the church in a new way. I am very grateful to the Lord for brothers and sisters that kept me at their side to learn, encouraged me to study the Bible and theology, and gave me opportunities to serve.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I want to grow in my personal confidence in Christ with a clearer vision of my specific and personal calling. I would like to learn how to interact well with different public and political stakeholders. I want to learn how to live my womanhood in leadership and how to interact with male leaders with confidence and sobriety. I want to improve how I communicate the vision of both my organizations and bring together the right persons with the same vision and a strong passion and commitment. I want to learn how to keep a balance between my private family life and my public role.
What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?
In a few weeks, I will probably take up the position of vice president of IEA with a more public role. This would include national and international engagement and a representative role with political authorities and evangelical leaders of churches and organizations. I am also on the communication team for Ideaitalia, the news magazine of IEA. For 10 years, I have also been part of the board of the Committee of Evangelical Teachers in Italy. I am responsible for communication, pedagogical research, writing, and promoting activities and events.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I would like to work on my own emotional stability in difficult times and learning to listen to diversity of opinion. I would like to better understand political and public communication and relationships. I want to see a growing regional and city network of collaborative initiatives through churches, mission organizations, diaconal works, and professionals. For the committee of teachers of which I am part, I want to build a wider and stronger network of parents, teachers, and students with a heart for a movement of Christian education in Italy. I would like to begin an evangelical training for teachers and young students in the educational sphere with a connection to similar European initiatives.