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Books With a Better Message | Alumna Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

By Lillian Smith | Photos courtesy of Candice Pedraza Yamnitz A LIFE-CHANGING EDUCATION Many people dream of writing a book someday, and for Trinity alumna Candice Pedraza-Yamnitz (Elementary Ed ‘07) that dream has become a reality. After years of hard work, her first book, Unbetrothed, was published earlier this year by Iron Stream Fiction.  Candice […]

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Eric Rivera: Formation, Foundation, & Vocation

Alumnus Eric Rivera (MDiv ‘07, PhD ‘16) has returned to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as the Chair of the Pastor Theology Department and an assistant professor! He is also the Senior Pastor of The Brook, a diverse and multi-ethnic church in Chicago’s northwest side. TEDS is glad to have him back and praises the Lord […]

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Trinity Alumnus Begins Career at Local Logistics Company

By Lillian Smith | Photos courtesy of Sam Willis WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES Behind every truck, ship, or plane carrying products around the world, there is a logistics team working around the clock to make sure each shipment reaches its destination safely. Trinity International University alumnus Sam Willis (Business ‘21) is part of this behind […]

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TIU Football Honors Three Alumni in Ring of Honor Ceremony

Written by Ethan Oskroba On Saturday, October 1st, the Trojan football family came together for an evening of recognition, celebration, laughter, tears, old friends and new beginnings. The annual Inside the Huddle event, hosted by Head Coach Willie Tillman, served not only to honor the legacy of the men who built up Trinity football with […]

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TEDS Alumni Serving in the Dynamic Ministry of Navy Chaplaincy

With about 850 Navy Chaplains serving over 750,000 service members in the Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard, there is an increasing need for pastors and seminary graduates to minister to those in the military. As Navy Chaplains, alumni Jared Smith (MDiv ‘98), Jason Ragain (MDiv ‘06), Ronald Pettigrew (MDiv ‘96), and Matt Fisher (MDiv ‘05) […]

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Alumnus Leads TIU Program in Wisconsin Prison

Forming men and women of resilient faith and Christian character has long been the focus at Trinity International University. And this has been true of traditional degree programs on campus as well as unique settings in our communities. TIU’s program at Waupun Correctional Facility – which recently graduated its second class – is one such […]

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Pastoral Residency at First Free Wichita

The First Evangelical Free Church of Wichita, Kansas, has been partnering with TEDS to offer residency to seminary graduates. First Free’s two-year program offers full-time, paid positions with placement support after residency. It has blessed a number of pastors in training already and offers them multi-ethnic preaching opportunities, ministry opportunities, and mentoring from experienced pastors. […]

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Charley Dever Ministers To Urban Knoxville Through Communities That Embrace Diversity

Mission work was always on Charley Dever’s (MDiv ’20) radar growing up, but not necessarily planting a church. “I received my bachelor’s degree in public health and epidemiology thinking I would go on to graduate school to become a chiropractor,” says Dever. “You can imagine my surprise when God called me away from alternative medicine […]

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Lisa McCormick Shines Light Into The Art World Through Her Illustrations

Trinity International University alumna Lisa McCormick (BA ‘15) is creating artwork for several popular brands, including Patagonia, Home Depot, and Kawasaki, to name a few. “People are often surprised to hear I received my graphic design degree from a small Christian college,” says McCormick. “Trinity offered me many opportunities that I likely wouldn’t have had […]

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Helms Takes Over as Women’s Soccer Head Coach

  Trinity International University has hired Morgan Helms (BA ‘15, MA ‘18) as the fifth women’s soccer coach in program history, announced Athletic Director Heather Logue. “I am thrilled to have Morgan back at TIU. As an alumna of the women’s soccer program, she recognizes that coaching soccer is so much more than success on […]

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