Chaplain Luca Seazzu

Calvin University Men’s Soccer

Since 2024

Biography

Luca Seazzu was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Italian and Hispanic roots from his father and mother. He grew up with three siblings: an older sister, older brother, and younger brother. Playing soccer from a young age, Luca played for Rio Vista F.C./Rio Rapids F.C. (2008-2018) as well as Albuquerque High School (2014-2018). After graduating from high school, Luca left Albuquerque for Grand Rapids, Michigan to attend Calvin College/Calvin University. During his time at Calvin, Luca played soccer for Coach Ryan Souders but unfortunately faced many injuries during his 5-year career. Luca graduated in the spring of 2024 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics, and with a minor in Data Science.

During his time at Calvin, Luca began volunteering with Young Life doing high school ministry at East Grand Rapids High School. Growing into this volunteer role, he was blessed with the opportunity to serve the community as Student Staff. He has recently transitioned to Mission Staff for the area, now serving as team lead for East Grand Rapids High School’s young men. Alongside his work with Young Life, Luca is also heavily involved in New Heart EGR Church where he works with the high school ministry.

Luca is currently in the process of seeking ordination from his local church and is also currently pursuing a Faith & Sports Institute Certificate from Baylor Truett Seminary.

Luca is blessed to serve in his role as the volunteer Chaplain for the Calvin Men’s Soccer team. He will be working alongside his former coach, Ryan Souders, and former teammate and recently hired assistant coach, Mason Smith.

In his spare time, Luca still enjoys playing soccer at various levels, outdoor activities such as disc golfing, skiing, tennis, pickleball and more. He enjoys hobbies surrounding cars, computers, and motorcycles in his spare time.

His favorite teams are Juventus FC, Chelsea FC, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, the New York Rangers, and the Chicago Cubs. All heavily influenced by close friends around him.

Education

BS, Statistics and Data Science, Calvin University (2024)

Additional Certifications and Training

New Heart EGR Church Ordination (in-progress)
Faith & Sports Institute Certificate from Baylor Truett Seminary (in-progress)