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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--April 19, 2005

April 19, 2005

“For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.” 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 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 including 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. Check the Web site at for more information.



Trinity Christian College and Schepel Buick GMC Cadillac Hummer welcome Christian rock legends Jars of Clay, Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. All seats are reserved. Advance tickets available for $18 and $22 each through or by calling Trinity’s concert hotline at 708.293.4599.



If you haven’t already, dust off those clubs and start practicing your swing. 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. Watch for your invitation in the next couple weeks or sign up online at For any additional information, contact Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or .


Take me out to the Brewers/Cubs game

Looking forward to cheering on the Brewers? Can’t get tickets to see the Cubs at Wrigley Field? 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. More than half of our tickets are already reserved, so contact our office soon. Get your tickets for $18 (adults) and $15 (children 11 and younger) by contacting Kelly Triezenberg at or 708.239.4854.



Women’s Soccer Recruits Add More Leadership

Coach Josh Lenarz ’98 said the addition of his two most recent recruits proves that Trinity’s women’s soccer team is establishing a very favorable reputation. Natalie Buikema (Brookfield, Wisconsin) and Keri Streekstra (Ada, Michigan) rounded out next year’s class of newcomers by signing letters of intent to play for the Trolls beginning in the fall. To read more, see our Web site at



Financial Aid office seeks full-time Coordinator

Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time financial aid coordinator to assist in the day-to-day operations of the financial aid office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing counsel to students and parents; determining student eligibility; packaging, certifying, administering, and dispersing financial aid; and coordinating the state and institutional scholarship programs. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. A bachelor’s degree is required. Some knowledge and understanding of financial aid programs, and strong technical skills, is preferred. Experience using MSExcel and MSAccess is helpful. Please submit resume and faith statement to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463


Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. No phone calls, please. EOE


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.

Baseball Takes St. Francis after Dropping Two Games to Olivet
The Trolls struggled to get the hits they needed against the top CCAC school of Olivet Nazarene University (IL) on Thursday. As a result, they dropped two games, 9-2 and 5-0 and fell to 3-6 in the conference standings. On Saturday, the team made gains in the conference as they split with the University of St. Francis. After losing the first seven-inning game of the doubleheader, 6-2, the Trolls come back in the second game. The final outcome of that game was not decided until the 11th inning when the Trolls came up with the 10-9 victory. Previous to this win the Trolls had lost the last 13 contests against St. Francis. The team is now 12-15 for the season and 4-7 in the CCAC. 

Softball Picks Up Two Wins Over Cardinal Stritch but Loses to Bethel
The softball team improved their conference record to 4-6 by getting two wins at Cardinal Stritch University (WI) last Thursday. After picking up four wins last week the softball team could not keep that streak going as they fell to Bethel College (IN) in a non-conference doubleheader on Saturday. In the first game the Trolls battled for seven innings in a scoreless deadlock before losing in the eighth inning. The two runs they gave up in the first inning of the second game determined the final outcome of that 3-1 loss. They are now 9-24 for the season. 

Track and Field Faces Tough Competition
The Trolls competed against some tough competition in the multi-team Chicagoland Championships held at North Central College (IL). In this largest outdoor meet of their season the teams had only one place finisher, but still broke several school records and had some athletes achieve NCCAA qualifying standards. Matt Pfadnehauer was the only athlete to place; he finished fourth in the javelin with a school record throw of 157’03”.


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



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 3 – String Recital, 7:30 p.m.

May 4-28 – The Senior Show

May 8 – Spring Choral Concert, 4 p.m.

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 


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