Andy Coticchio – Seminary Student Spotlight

by on December 13, 2008

andyGTS – Just the basics (Name, age, family, work, seminary, etc):

Andy – Andy Coticchio, age 52, married, no children. Retired from business as a financial executive, attending seminary since May 2008. Born in NYC but loving in Dallas since May 2003. I am at Dallas Theological Seminary for an MA-Biblical Studies. That means I get all the bible exposition and theology classes and none of the languages and expository preaching classes. All in all, I fair trade for an old dog like me.

GTS – Why are you going to seminary?

Andy – To learn the Word Of God more deeply and fully. to prepare for a second career in ministry. I am looking to do three things; as a retired business executive, 1) work with people coming into the workforce to help them start their careers, 2) work with other ministries to give them the benefit of a 30 year business and financial career and 3) work with business executives to help them develop and mature their Christian walk in the business world.

GTS – What is the most difficult part of balancing seminary and the rest of life?

Andy – It has been 30 years since I sat in class, it took several months to learn to be a student again. I am only going part time so I am not having trouble balancing it with the rest of my life, but it was an awakening to be back as a student.

GTS – What advice do you wish someone would have given you before your started seminary?

Andy – I should have become a Christian and done this 30 years ago! Seriously, I got a lot of good advice, and came into this with realistic expectations about the workload and pressure.

GTS – What do you love most about seminary?

Andy – The lectures. Sitting there listen to these godly men and women teach with such a love for the Lord, it is a privilege.

GTS – Here’s your chance for self promotion. Where can people find you online?

Andy – I blog at The Narrow Road


The author of this post is noted above. and were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.


Just wanted to clarify something. I am living in Dallas, I love living in Dallas, but the only one I am loving in Dallas is my wife!