From: Kelly_Triezenberg
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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--March 29, 2005

March 29, 2005

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:15-17 NIV




Everyone is invited to share in a weekend of learning, reflection, and community featuring theater, food, music, and faith to showcase the arts and celebrate community service. On April 29-30, the College will host CampusFEST@Trinity, featuring a variety of events: a performance by the Chamber Choir from Central Valley Christian High School in Visalia, California and various Trinity ensembles on Friday; Saturday’s activities will include a picnic, outdoor world arts fair, praise and worship service, and performances of the spring play, “God’s Favorite” by Neil Simon. More information will follow. Check the Web site at for updates.



The Chicago Women's Conference and Trinity Christian College invite you to share in a conference for women, “Beauty from Ashes,” on Saturday, April 30, in the Ozinga Chapel, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come hear the compelling testimonies of three remarkable women of faith, Carol Cymbala, Susan Pettrey, and Genelle Guzman-McMillan, all of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit or call Trinity at 708.597.3000. 



Trinity Christian College and Schepel Buick GMC Cadillac Hummer welcome Jars of Clay, Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. All seats are reserved. Advance tickets now available for $18 and $22 each through or by calling Trinity’s concert hotline at 708.293.4599. Jars’ next album, Redemption Songs, is a 13-track collection of soulful recordings crafted from ancient hymns and spiritual songs. It was released March 22.




Business entrepreneur and National Football League executive Wayne Huizenga, Jr. changed teams four years ago, and he is eager to score points for his new Coach. Huizenga spoke to an audience of nearly 200 people in the Grand Lobby March 15. The president of Huizenga Holdings, Inc. discussed the impact that his conversion to Christianity has had on his career and personal life. He cited Mark 12:30 – the command to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength – as a verse that provides spiritual guidance and focus. Read more on the Web site at


Kenyan Soccer Players Transfer to Trinity

Men’s soccer coach Steve DeCou added a couple more pieces to his first recruiting puzzle when brothers Paul and Geofrey Kerochi agreed to transfer to Trinity. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kerochis were students at Central Missouri State University. They played soccer for CMSU’s club team as well as an amateur team composed of Kenyans who live in the Kansas City area. For the rest of the story, check out our Web site at



Moved? Married? New job? You can still add a classnote for the spring TRINITY magazine and let your classmates know what you’re up to. Contact Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or e-
mail mail  with photos and new information on your address, additional schooling, job, hobbies, spouse, or children. We can’t wait to hear what you’re doing!



As the snow melts, the alumni office is planning for warmer weather. The annual alumni golf outing will be taking on a new course this year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 11 at George Dunne National in Oak Forest, Illinois. We’ll begin with a shot-gun start at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow. Invitations will be mailed out soon. For any additional information, contact Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or .


Take me out to the ballgame

Spring training has begun, and tickets for the season are already in hand. The alumni office has your tickets for this year’s “Trinity Night” at the Brewers/Cubs contest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Plan to bring your family and friends to Miller Park on Wednesday, June 22 for this annual event. We’ll warm up with a pre-game tailgate party at 4:30 p.m., giveaway some great prizes, and root for our favorite team during the 7:05 p.m. game. Get your tickets for $18 (adults) and $15 (children 11 and younger) by contacting Kelly Triezenberg at or 708.239.4854.



Adult Studies Coordinator needed

Trinity Christian College is seeking a coordinator to work 30 hours per week for the Adult Studies program. Responsibilities include answering the phone, coordinating the day-to-day office functions of the department, advising adult studies students regarding program information, and compiling and entering data into the computer system. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Ability to multi-task and computer proficiency is essential. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.


Interested candidates for this position should submit resumes to: Larry Boer, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463. Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates.


Read more about these job openings and others on the Web site at:



Trinity offers Summer Sports Camps
This summer Trinity Christian College will offer sports camps for four activities that will emphasize fun and stress fundamentals for children in grades 3-12. Campers will receive personal instruction from Trinity coaches and student-athletes that will help them become better players and teammates. Whether it’s hitting the home run, making the big shot, or scoring the winning goal, Trinity’s summer camps will challenge athletes to maximize their talent. Check our Web site at to sign up or call the athletics department at 708.239.4779
by Wednesday, June 1.


Eenigenburg, Lerner Tabbed for Conference Awards

During women’s basketball action in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference this season, Jessica Eenigenburg and Sarah Lerner stood out among their peers. Eenigenburg, a junior guard from Cedar Lake, Indiana, captured Player of the Year honors in Division II of the CCAC. She led the division in scoring at 18 points per game while contributing four rebounds, four assists, and nearly three steals. She also was named a first-team All-American by the National Christian College Athletic Association and second-team All-American by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Lerner was voted Freshman of the Year after recording nearly six points and four rebounds. The native of Oak Lawn, Illinois, logged 20 minutes per game and provided a consistent outside scoring threat. She shot 42 percent from the three-point stripe to lead the Trolls.


Softball SPlits conference opener and Drops Game to Judson College

In their first conference contest of the season the Trolls fought the cold weather as well as their opponent, Purdue University-North Central. In the first game of the doubleheader the Trolls grabbed a 2-0 win, but then let the second game slip away from them, 6-5, in the final inning of that game. Later in the week, in the first game of a conference double header against Judson College (IL), the Trolls dug a hole early in the game. They fought to come out from behind, but ended up losing the battle 3-0. The second game of day was suspended after three innings with the Trolls ahead 7-5. That game will be continued at a later date. They are now 2-10 overall and 1-2 in the CCAC. 


Baseball Takes Two Wins at Lincoln Christian (3/19/05)

The Trolls made it a success trip to Lincoln Christian College (IL) with two wins in a doubleheader. The first game was a 7-3 victory and the second was a 6-0 win. The Trolls are now 3-2 for the season. The Trolls had nine hits in the first game to gain their seven runs. The Trolls picked up one run in the second inning and one run in the third inning. In the fourth inning, senior Kale Hoyt hit a three-run homer to make the scored 5-0. The team kept up the pressure as two more runs were scored in the fifth inning. It was not until the bottom of the sixth inning that Lincoln Christian got on the board with a run. In the bottom of the seventh inning a couple of Troll errors cost them two more runs for the final of 7-3. The Trolls spread the hits out with eight different players connecting at least once. Dan Herder, sophomore, pitched for 5 innings and freshman Erick Vander Schaaf finished the game. 


To read more about this year’s athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at:



April 15 – Trinity Jazz Club Concert, 7 p.m.

April 23 – Southwest Symphony Orchestra Concert, 8 p.m.

April 28-30, May 5-7 – spring play – “God’s Favorite” by Neil Simon

April 30 – Chicago Women’s Conference/CampusFEST@Trinity/lovePalos.

May 14 – Jars of Clay in concert, 7:30 p.m.

May 21 – Commencement

June 11 – Alumni Golf Outing at George Dunne National, Oak Forest, IL

June 22 – Trinity night at Brewers/Cubs game in Milwaukee, WI

August 13 – West Michigan Whitecaps game in Grand Rapids, MI  


For more information on any of these upcoming events, please see our Web site at:


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