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Ray is originally from Reisterstown Maryland and graduated from UMD in 2004.  He has been a chaplain at Maryland since 2011.  He enjoys playing basketball, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people. After college he spent a year serving in Argentina with Young Adults in Global Mission and spent another approximately two years in South America, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe before going back to seminary.  He has two young children and is a recipient of the James Carr Distinguished Service Award for Lutheran Campus Ministry.


Phone: (410) 294 - 6691

UMD Chaplain

Pastor Ray Ranker

Katie graduated from UMD in 2018 with a BA in History and Social Studies Education. This past year she served with Young Adults in Global Mission where she taught English in Palestine. She lived and learned from her Palestinian companions. Katie enjoys books, museums, and intramural sports. She is excited to be back at Humble Walk and to get to know all the new students.  


Phone: (217) 204 - 4664

Program Assistant 

Katie Evans

Uzoma graduated from UMD in 2017 with a B.S in Psychology and Family Science.  Shortly after graduating, he served in the Young Adults and Global Mission program from 2017-2018 in Australia, serving an African refugee population.  Uzoma loves to play the piano and enjoys playing every sport imaginable!  He is excited to continue working with the Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland College Park.


Phone: (301) 357 - 5385

Chaplains Assistant

Nduka-Eze Uzoma Ariguzo

Tori graduated from UMD in 2018 with a BS from the School of Public Health. This past year she served with Young Adults in Global Mission in South Africa. Tori loves reading, being outside, and spending time with friends and family.  She is happy to be back at Humble Walk!


Phone: (301) 405 - 8448

Chaplains Assistant

Victoria Valcarcel

Beth is a graduate of a few schools and holds degrees in inconvenient subjects.  She spent five years volunteering with Hospice where she learned to live .  Allergic to sports, Beth enjoys books, animals and spending time with her best friend/husband.


Phone: (301) 927 - 5508

Chaplains Assistant

Beth Cooler

Anna Newell is a sophomore at UMD studying Criminology/Criminal Justice and Psychology with a minor in Statistics. She hopes to attend graduate school in order to pursue a PhD and conduct research that betters society’s understanding of criminal behavior. She got involved with En Camino during her freshmen year and also participated in CARing as well. She decided to become a peer minister because she believes in the power of serving one’s community and because these are exceptional children we are helping. Outside of En Camino she is a member of the Maryland Parliamentary Debate Society and the Coffee House Debate Club. She is also a Research Assistant in a Family Sciences Lab and a Teaching Assistant in a human trafficking class. In her free time she loves cheering on UMD sports, going to concerts, traveling, and playing instruments. She looks forward to leading En Camino this year!


Phone: (301) 405-8448

Peer Minister: En Camino

Anna Newell

Sonia Postolache is a junior at the University of Maryland majoring in Cellular Biology and Spanish.  She recently spent the last year studying abroad in Spain, improving her Spanish and teaching English.  She loves spending her free time with her family and dogs, playing soccer, and singing.  Sonia is excited to step into her position as the CARing peer minister.


Phone: (301) 405 - 8448

Peer Minister: CARing Project

Sonia Postolache

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