Alumni

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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From Medicine to Ministry: Dr. Smith’s Bioethics Journey

Dr. David Smith developed a hunger for Christian bioethics after practicing cardiology for over 20 years in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was troubled by physicians and educators supporting euthanasia, but did not have many places to turn for resources or support from other Christians. He took a three month sabbatical in 1996 to research these […]

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Teacher of the Year

Silvia Barbu was a high school teacher in Romania with a college degree in engineering, but that did not help when she moved to the U.S. with her family without knowing a word of English. She volunteered in her son’s kindergarten class to learn the language along with him. After a divorce, she worked wherever […]

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Meeting the Mental Health Crisis in South Florida

The U.S. is experiencing an explosion of mental health issues among young people today. The pandemic has sparked even more feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation and added to the mental health crisis in America.  Mental Health America reports the following: A growing percentage of youth in the U.S. live with major depression.  15.08% of […]

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TEDS Alum Makes Compelling Case for the Local Church

“Dr. Klink, can you give me any good reason why a Christian needs the church?” That question prompted Trinity alumnus Edward (Mickey) Klink III to write his newly released book: The Local Church: What It Is and Why It Matters for Every Christian. “A bright young man at a social gathering of college students from […]

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From a High School Dropout to a CEO

At age 21, Juan Gallo bought his first house and made a good living as a car salesman, but something was missing. Juan Gallo had a heart for ministry, and he felt God leading him to do more with his life. So he decided to come to Trinity Florida to pursue a bachelor’s degree in […]

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New Police Chief Carries a Bible and a Badge

The city of Opa-locka, Florida, has a new Chief of Police, Dennis Jackson II. Not only is he the top law enforcement officer for this South Florida city, he also pastors a church and holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Trinity Florida. Jackson was working as a police officer with the Miami […]

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