Faces of Northern: Meet Ingrid Faro

May 23, 2023

Northern Seminary is comprised of people who are excited about what God is doing in the world today and who believe that Northern plays an important role in equipping and inspiring church leaders of today and tomorrow.  In this series, Faces of Northern, we invite you to learn more about those who make Northern what it is today. Here, we get to know Ingrid Faro, Coordinator of the MA in Old Testament–Jerusalem University College Program.

Ingrid Faro at a small synagogue in Jerusalem.

What is your role at Northern and how long have you been here?

I am Coordinator of the MA in Old Testament–Jerusalem University College Program and an Affiliate Professor of Old Testament. I’ve been here for (almost) 4 years – since July 1, 2018.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Here at Northern, I enjoy teaching and learning from the students and opening the door for hard questions and difficult conversations.

What is the best book you have read in the past year?

How God Forms Abraham to Be a Blessing by Qiang Fu

What is your go-to scripture verse?

Psalm 91

If you have a free day with no responsibilities, what would you fill that day with?

Three things: Talking with family or friends, playing with my grandchildren, and walking in nature.

Who has impacted you the most, and why?

My son—we’ve experienced many hardships and traumas and have maintained loving trust and honest communication through them all.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things would you want?

A knife, a Bible, and a flare gun or PLB!

What’s your superpower – that thing that you think you are really good at?

Love and empathy