Welcome, Erica Ridderman!

Erica Ridderman joined Good Samaritan’s staff as our Intern for Discipleship and Spiritual Formation, on June 24​. Erica’s main job will be to build on the great foundation we’ve got in our Going Deeper 1 and 2 small groups to create a whole network of small groups and learning and spiritual formation opportunities for both our members and our larger community. Bringing her aboard is a direct result of the feedback we heard from you in our Good Samaritan Next conversations last fall.

Erica is a recent graduate of Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, where she studied things like the Bible, church history, theology, spirituality, and preaching. In Durham, she was a part of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, a tiny church downtown that took care of each other and their homeless neighbors. She’s now excited to begin life as a seminary-trained lay person in the church, hoping to use her love of learning to help people know and love God and each other more deeply.

Erica returns home to the Hoosier state, where she was born and resided until divinity school. While in undergrad at Indiana University, Erica studied philosophy, ran on the cross country and track & field teams, and got to know the best ice cream joints in Bloomington. She is excited to be part of the Good Samaritan community and to get to know each member!