Three Noodlebox and Meat & Bread Employees Bonded Over Discovered Alumni Connection

Stephanie Hampson (‘11), Josh Boersma (’16), and Richard Fantin (’06) all started working at Noodlebox and Meat & Bread around the same time. As these co-workers began to get to know each other better, they quickly discovered they were each graduates of Trinity Western University. Though they all attended at different times, their alumni status and their mutual love for the school became a bonding point for them.

Alumna’s Life Transformed By Living In A Cree Community

Dr. Bruce Shelvey, a professor at Trinity Western University, encouraged Jenny Shantz ('99, '16) to learn about the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people in Canada. This eventually led Shantz to leave her home and move to Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta, where she lived and worked for two years. What she learned there completely transformed her life and became the foundation for her life's work.

LASIK Complications Led To Pastoral Care for First Nations Community

LASIK eye surgery is successful 99% of the time. Joon Cho (’14) was among the 1% who have complications.

Cho went in for the surgery during his third year at Simon Fraser University, where he was studying criminology. But because of the side-effects of the surgery, his cornea filled with haziness and everything blurred together. These symptoms got devastatingly worse every day as his vision rapidly deteriorated.

Third Generation Skidmore Continues To Give Back

Garry Skidmore ('94), President of the Skidmore Group, desires to stay connected to Trinity Western University and to give back as much as possible. One of the many ways Garry has given back is through mentorship. Just like he had older men in his life pour into him as he came into the family business, Garry believes alumni have a powerful opportunity to pour into the lives of students and help them prepare for their future through mentorship.

Faith in The Face of Fear, Uncertainty, and Risk

With graduation comes the end of one season and the beginning of another. It’s a time of significant change and sometimes frightening uncertainty. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing, says Melanie Humphreys (’94, ‘01), current President of The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta.

Humphreys says her career path has been marked with uncertainty, risk, and change. But even though it wasn’t an easy path, she says she reminded herself time and time again to trust the words of scripture: “Do not be afraid.”

The Silent Scream: Student and Alumni Co-Write Play Dealing With Cultural and Body Dysphoria

There’s an old Indigenous tale about two wolves who battle inside every individual. One is evil and one is good, and the one who wins is the one that’s fed. Alexandria Bay (’19) connected with this story from the moment she heard it. The battle of these two wolves was something that made sense to her. Later, when things in her life spiralled out of control, she was reminded of this story. It gave her a frame of reference when it came to dealing with the conflicting emotions that raged in her own tormented soul.

Rediscovering The True, The Good, and The Beautiful

Alexandra Hudson (’14) could hardly contain her excitement when she was appointed to a position in the US Department of Education. In many ways, this was a dream come true. She brimmed with optimism when she arrived at her Washington D.C. office for her first day. She couldn’t wait to help America’s students thrive! But after one year, she'd become disillusioned with the slow-moving, inefficient federal bureaucracy. She wondered how the true, good, and the beautiful—the things she loved most in this world—could exist in a place like this.

From a Wedding to a Funeral: One Mother’s Journey Through Grief

A mere twelve days after Jordan Thiessen (’12) married Elise Malone (’12) the unthinkable happened. A tragic workplace accident took Jordan abruptly from this world, leaving Elise a widow and his family devastated. Jordan's mother Shirley could not reconcile the thought that God would allow her son to die like this. She knew He was all powerful and all knowing, but she now began to doubt that He was trustworthy.