My name is Dana Rongione (ron-jee-oh-nee), and I am a Christian author, speaker and Bible teacher. I live in Greenville, SC with my husband, Jason, and my dog, Barnabas. My husband and I serve at our local church in the Sunday School and music ministries. I enjoy reading, hiking, chocolate, herbal tea and all things medieval (except the bloodshed, of course). My greatest goal in life is to reach out to a lost and dying world and to encourage weary Christians who have lost their way, their hope, their purpose, or all three.
May I be honest with you?
For me, the most dreaded part of writing a book or creating a website is coming up with a bio. According to the experts, a proper biography makes the object of said bio appear polished, successful and even special. It should scream, "I'm an expert, and you would do well to listen to what I have to say." A thorough bio should include a complete list of education credentials, business accomplishments, awards or prizes and anything else that would impress an audience.
But here's the thing: I'm not an expert. Neither am I anything special (except in God's eyes, of course). I'm human, just like you, and the only thing I have to brag about is that I'm saved by the grace of God and headed for an eternal home in glory. In short, this ministry is not about me; it's about what God is accomplishing through me.
That being said, I understand that it's nice to "get to know" people with an online presence because that is how we build friendships. Plus, it's nice to find someone with whom you can relate. With that in mind, allow me to tell you a little about myself. I'll start with the basic information for those of you who are only reading on to be polite, but then, for those who are truly interested in knowing all about me, I'll get into more specifics. Read as much or as little as you like. I think we'll still be friends either way.