They Couldn't Stay Away

I came back because I really felt that God was calling me back to Trinity.

John Colston IV

Class of 2010

Dwight Hayes

Class of 2007

Chelsea Hugel

Class of 2006

Emily Lubenec

Class of 2011

Kirsten Rodgers

Class of 2006

Fleming Saunders

Class of 2010

Karyn Sykes

Class of 2008

I came back because I really felt that God was calling me back to Trinity. I felt that it would be such an honor to be a part of the ministry that radically transformed my life by teaching me about my Savior and instilling a desire to be in relationship with Him. There would be no greater joy than to be a part of the Lord's work and instilling those same desires and knowledge in the next generations of children.

Karyn Sykes, Class of 2008
Third Grade Teacher

When I was at Trinity, I was blessed with amazing teachers who believed in me and called out a potential in me that I never would have seen in myself. When I graduated high school, I felt called to go overseas and teach, but while I was there I always knew deep down that my next job would be at Trinity. When I felt that it was time to move back, I had other job opportunities, but I didn't even consider them because I wanted to come back to this place and give back whatever I could to honor and thank those who poured into me so selflessly. It is an incredible privilege to be back teaching at a place that was so significant in my life! Coming back to Trinity is like coming home.

Kirsten Rodgers, Class of 2006
Math Teacher

Why did I come back? I love sports, I value Christian education, I like the school system, and it is an enjoyable environment. Working with my former teachers as well as fellow alumni has brought me full circle and I can more appreciate how much the administration did for me when I was a student here.

Fleming Saunders, Class of 2010
Assistant Director of Athletics

I still have this vivid memory of the time right before graduating from Trinity when I finally knew what I wanted to do with my life:

The administration took an afternoon to meet with our class to talk about our time at Trinity, including the things we loved about the school, as well as the things we wished we’d had while in school. Taking that time to reflect on my time at Trinity, I knew then and there that I had a heart to invest in the next generation, and what better place to do that than in the school where the faculty and staff of that time had invested in me.

It’s been really wonderful to see many of those “wishes” we’d had back in 2006 come to fruition now, and to see how much the school has grown. But it’s also been really great to see how Trinity has maintained a culture of deep care for not only the minds but also hearts of their students, as they not only encourage the students, but they themselves pursue excellence in their work.

Chelsea Hugel, Class of 2006
Administrative Assistant

I came back to teach at Trinity because my experience here as a student was very impactful in helping me understand that God is the creator of all things and that all truth is found in him. The teachers that I had in my time here faithfully planted seeds that would one day produce fruit. I am grateful for all of their hard work and their prayers over the years. It is enjoyable to come back to teach and thank some of them personally!

Dwight Hayes, Class of 2007
Physical Education Teacher

TCS graduations are just wonderful—so full of hope and promise. They remind me each year what we are all about as a community—working together to develop young people into godly young men and women.
Janet Gilroy, Trinity parent, former department chairman
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