News Release

President Steven Timmermans urged students to adopt the heart of a servant during his convocation address on Friday, September 1, in the Ozinga Chapel auditorium. "In this world, broken and estranged from the Creator, we should live steadfastly as displaced persons," Timmermans said. "We should humble ourselves and remember not to become too comfortable in this scarred world. Students, use your time at Trinity to learn how to best become co-workers with Christ, never feeling at home in this fallen world."

The 48th annual convocation ceremony marked the formal beginning of the academic year. Banners represented the four graduating classes, contributing to the pageantry of the event. Marlin Exton '05 from Chicago Heights provided the special music, singing "The Call" by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Exton was accompanied by Eric Downs '06 from Freeport, Illinois. 

The Prayers of the Community were offered by Rev. Tim Hoekstra and a student representative from each class: Nathan Vis '07, President of the Student Association, Sarah Engbers '08, Founders Scholar, Caitlin Fillmore '09, Founders Scholar, and Cassie Vande Kamp'10, also a Founders Scholar.

Click here for a copy of the convocation address delivered by President Timmermans.

Photography by Kristin Bolan '08

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