Trinity Stories

Christine Baker’s Alumna Story

It is easy to get stuck in a job or a lifestyle that is not a good fit, but daring to return to college for a graduate degree in a new field is a daunting challenge. It can seem like too high a hurdle to jump over. That is what Christine Baker experienced. She had […]

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Trinity Athletes Serving Overseas Through Soccer

This past summer, two Trinity College women’s soccer players took a leap of faith as they followed God’s calling to sports ministry. Kailynd Tubb (Psychology ‘22) and Sarah Davis (Business ‘22; MA Bioethics ‘23) fulfilled their service learning requirements by joining the Chicago Eagles, a ministry based in West Chicago that uses the global game […]

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Pursuing a Life of Discipleship in Volleyball & Counseling

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the […]

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Christine Koester’s Story

Christine Koester grew up in a toxic, dysfunctional family, constantly exposed to gangs, drugs, organized crime, and illegal activities. She thought that kind of life was normal. “I was going down a treacherous path, looking for love, drugs, and destruction,” she said. Dropping out of high school, she then spent six years in and out […]

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Fulfilling His Calling: New Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Church Grows at TEDS

Ministry, master’s degree, and mentorship. Kenny Silva pursued all three before coming to TEDS. God’s hand was upon Silva’s life as he sought after performing as a guitarist, earned a Master of Divinity, and most recently accepted the position of Senior Pastor at Hickory Grove Church in Mt. Juliet. Silva followed God’s calling to doctoral […]

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A Castle for Ukrainian Refugees

“The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence, as for his repose.” Edward Coke  “Every man deserves a castle; it doesn’t matter how big your castle is.” Big Narstie “People started bringing things—clothes, toys, beds—every day local Germans were showing up to help!” […]

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Women’s History Month: The Value of Female Mentorship at TEDS

Makayla Payne is in her last year studying as a Master of Divinity student at TEDS. During her time at TEDS, she has served in the Henry Center, participated in Mosaic, and interned at Church of the Redeemer. In light of Women’s History Month, Payne shares the impact of Dr. Dana Harris on her life. […]

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Peggy Gasior’s Story | From Peru’s Rainforest to Miami’s Urban Jungle

How do you go from holding a sloth in the Amazon jungle to pursuing a degree in mental health counseling? Peggy Gasior says no matter where she happens to be, there’s been one consistent theme in her life: “People have always come to me with their problems.” “People have always come to me with their […]

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Notes of Friendship Are Sparked Among Trinity’s Computer Science Musicians

For three friends, studying Computer Science at Trinity International University (TIU) is only part of their college experience. They’re also musicians! From singing in the choir to playing alto saxophone, they have had the opportunity to hone their musical talents and grow in friendship with each other. PURSUING COMPUTER SCIENCE TOGETHER Originally, Andrew Dills (Math […]

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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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