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.

2018 Top 40 Under Forty Winner Says TWU Set Him Up For Success

Benjamin Britton (’09) has been involved in some incredible things in the decade since he graduated from Trinity Western. One of the most significant happened in 2017. As a result of his Ph.D. project at Simon Fraser University, Britton co-founded Ionomer Innovations Inc., a company that specializes in the development and commercialization of ion exchange membranes. Britton says he wouldn't be where he is today, though, if it weren't for the science program at Trinity Western University.

God At The Center of Business

Brad Schmidt ('95) was deeply influenced by the School of Business professors and the way they desired to put God at the center of business. Now the President of Makoto Investments in Japan, he believes the lessons he learned at Trinity Western University helped him find success in his business and joy in difficult circumstances.

Alumni Couple Celebrates 50th Birthday By Cycling Around Uganda, Raising Funds For Orphans

John (’90, ’99) and Stacy (Freeman, ’92) DeVries met and married while students at Trinity Western University. Together, they’ve gone on many missions trips around the world, but this summer they face their biggest adventure yet. Starting in June 2019, they celebrate Stacy’s 50th birthday by biking approximately 2,300 KM around Uganda in 50 days to raise money that will help 50 orphans get off the street and into school.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

When John Hollingsworth (’93) first attended Trinity Western University, he had no idea what improv was. But by the end of his fourth year, it would be a significant part of his life. Today, he tours across the country with a family-friendly improv troupe he started called The Fidgets. Through his experiences, he's come to see how laughter can bring a community together and make the world a better place.

Reflections On Time As President

When Bob Kuhn (’72) first agreed to be the Interim President of Trinity Western University in 2013, he thought it would only be temporary. He had practised as a lawyer for more than 30 years and didn’t feel qualified to lead a business the size and complexity of a university. But as an alumnus who deeply loved the school, he decided to do his part to serve where he could. What followed over the next five years was an experience quite unlike anything he could have ever imagined.

Meet Your Board Member: Norma Kennedy (Bodin, ’69) From Past To Present

Norma Kennedy (Bodin, ’69) attended Trinity Western (then-called Trinity Junior College) at a time when the school was just starting to discover itself. Even though much has changed in the time since Kennedy was a student, she and her friends have determined to stay involved. Now a newly-elected member of the TWU Alumni Association board, Kennedy is excited to be a part of the many wonderful things she is certain God is doing both on campus and beyond.

A Christmas Eve Adoption

On Christmas Eve, 2013, Karlynn (Bender, ’95) and her husband James opened their home to three young girls and changed their collective lives forever. Karlynn, a registered provisional psychologist, knew that thousands of children float in and out of foster homes or group homes every year. As the children get older, the hope of adoption often goes down. This was something that deeply troubled Karlynn and James. So, after learning that they could not have biological children, they decided to open their home and make themselves available as adoptive parents.

Meet Your Board Member: Gabriela Sapón (’17) An International Insider

For international students, it can be quite daunting to graduate from Trinity Western and enter the Canadian workforce for the first time. This was absolutely the case for Gabriela Sapón (’17), one of four newly elected members of the TWU Alumni Board. Although she was familiar with Langley, she’d only really experienced it through the lens of Trinity Western. Life was suddenly very different.