Trinity Stories

TEDS Alumni and Current Students Serve the Local Church

From left to right: Brad Wetherell (MDiv ’15), Dennis Colton (MDiv ’09), Luke Young (MDiv ’22), and Meritt Raup (MDiv ’22) | Photo courtesy of The Orchard   By Gabriela Clarke Attendees of EFCA-affiliated church The Orchard know it for its solid biblical basis and strong preaching. Many of its pastoral staff members have something […]

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Chief Half Day: A Friend to Northern Illinois Settlers

The main campus of Trinity International University is situated on Half Day Road in Deerfield, Illinois. If you ask most locals, they’ll tell you its name comes from the days of horse-drawn transportation when it took half a day’s ride to get there from Chicago. Actually, the name is much more significant.  Half Day Road […]

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Carla’s Story

  POLICE OFFICER IMPACTED BY CHRISTIAN RADIO STARTS MINISTRY Church was not really important to Carla Ginebra de Garcia when she lived in the Dominican Republic. She recalls, “I was an altar girl at my church school, but I never had a real relationship with God.” Carla’s family immigrated to the United States when she […]

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Martin Isreb’s Journey to Faith at Trinity Law School

Trinity Law School student Martin Isreb is graduating in December with a JD in his hand and a heart for Jesus. Prior to law school, he had considered himself agnostic, but Isreb was on the journey for something more meaningful, not least for his growing family, so he enrolled at Trinity Law School. “I knew […]

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Alumnus Oscar Dupuy’s Transformation Impacts a Waukegan Middle School

Oscar Transformed at Trinity Oscar was recruited by Coach Leslie Frazier to play football at Trinity and for him, joining the team was his ticket out of a bad neighborhood in Miami, Florida. By his sophomore year, he was excelling in football- completing all his goals- but his life was missing something. He had neglected […]

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Towels and Tacos: Learning Servitude and Humility at TEDS

Nydiaris Hernandez-Santos | Photo by Erik Engstrom   By Gabriela Clarke Trinity International University is a diverse community of cultures, church traditions, ideas, experiences, and stories. This one begins in a small rainforest village on the island of Puerto Rico. For TEDS student Nydiaris Hernandez-Santos (MDiv ‘23), following the Lord’s calling led her on a […]

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Gabriela Gets a Jumpstart at Trinity Through Dual Enrollment

First day of dual enrollment at Trinity   By Gabriela Clarke My first day as a college student was not actually my first day as a college student. When I moved into my Trinity dorm and began my on-campus education, I was already familiar with how to navigate the basic structure of higher education and […]

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Transfer Student Profile: Stephen Largent

Stephen Largent, BA/MA Bioethics ’23 Transfer student Stephen Largent has found a home away from home at Trinity College — one where the community is strong, the theology is sound, and the academic environment is well-tailored. The Texas native began his higher education at a community college in the south but soon felt a pull […]

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Trinity Celebrates First Graduating Class from Waupun Prison

WAUPUN, Wis. – Trinity International University presents the first graduating class from Waupun Correctional Facility. The graduates, who are inmates serving 10 or more years, are now equipped to serve the correctional community with a BA in Biblical Studies and a minor in Psychology.  Four years ago, Trinity International University (TIU) and Wisconsin Inmate Education […]

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Transfer Student Profile: Lauren Hendricks

Lauren Hendricks Transfer student Lauren Hendricks felt the Lord calling her to Trinity as soon as her senior year of high school. She attended a community college close to home for a year to take care of some general education requirements and then switched to the school her heart was set on: Trinity College. “Coming […]

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