Welcome to Trinity!

I’m honored to be the president of this fine institution that not only provides such a breadth of educational opportunity, but also a deep, long-standing commitment to Scripture and helping students live a gospel-centered life. I can still remember, as a young divinity school summer student in the late 1980s, coming to the Deerfield campus for the first time and falling in love with this special space. For decades, Trinity’s distinctive voice has been a gift to global evangelicalism. It’s my privilege to amplify that voice in a clamorous world that—now more than ever—needs to encounter the Word of God afresh in every area of life. And it’s my vision that Trinity accomplishes this through worshipping in faithfulness, mentoring in hope, and building bridges in love.

We are living in uncertain times. The dedication of Trinity’s students, staff and faculty has been quite remarkable, adjusting to an ever-changing “normal” and seeking out ways to serve one another and our community at large. I give thanks for the Trinity family and the Lord’s sustaining grace. As we continue to prayerfully consider the wisest next steps on our journey facing a global pandemic, one thing remains constant: our mission to “educate men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning.”

Our academic programs are designed to not only cultivate expertise in the fundamentals of various industries and jobs (from business, graphic design or communication to music, law, teaching or full-time ministry) but to do so always with an eye on the integration of faith and work, to walk alongside our students as they learn to stand in the long line of Christian women and men who take seriously their vocations as callings. Spiritual formation is equally important to academic and professional pursuit. Our desire, then, is to develop and equip leaders who can respond ethically and with sensitivity to the demands of a globalized, knowledge-based society, for the glory of God.

As we lean into what it means to be a Christian university adjusting to the realities of living in an exile world, please continue to pray for our students, faculty and leadership. I invite you to fully explore the blessings of being part of this enriching and welcoming community on our website and with a visit to campus!

In Christ,

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Nicholas Perrin