Chris Donato

Director, University Communication
Co-editor, Sapientia

In 1997, Chris left John Brown University with a BA in literature and a BS in journalism, clutching a ream of poetry and self-addressed stamped envelopes. Soon thereafter he found that that’s no way to make a living.

One day he encountered a Lutheran church’s mundane week-in, week-out proclamation of Law and Gospel, along with the regular administration of Christ’s sacraments. It saved his faith and reeled him in to the vibrant world of orthodox Christianity. From there, after a handful of years working labor in Florida, Chris went on to earn his MATS at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.

Upon graduation, Chris worked for Ligonier Ministries, mostly as senior associate editor of Tabletalk magazine. During this time, he also completed a pastoral internship at St. Andrew’s Chapel and then entered into discernment for ordination at St. Luke’s Cathedral, where he continued to teach and serve as a lay Eucharistic minister (mostly as subdeacon).

Chris eventually found his way to Trinity in 2011 and began serving as assistant vice president for university communication. When able, he takes doctoral seminars as a student in the PhD systematic theology program, ever pursuing the nexus of literature and theology.