IINE's Suitcase Stories program has featured over 200 storytellers since the program launched in 2017. Meet some of the participants and hear more about their backstories and perspectives on fostering inclusive communities.
The Reverend Dirkje Legerstee was born in the Netherlands, and came to the U.S. with her parents as a small child. In 1980, she discerned a call to the ministry and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1985. Since then, she has led many congregations throughout the region and served as an adjunct professor at Andover Newton Theological School, her alma mater.