Why Trinity? "My pastor, Ted Rust, attended Trinity. President Barger presided at a pastoral retreat where he ran into my pastor. This interaction found its way to my pastor's next sermon and from there I was locked into the certainty this was the place I was meant to be." “I chose Trinity because of the amazing community I could sense during my short time as a visitor. It is obvious that God is doing beautiful things on this campus and that this community is feeding all of the students.” "I chose Trinity Lutheran Seminary because of the alums who I know personally who have attended Trinity. They are all dynamic pastors/preachers. Each one has credited Trinity for properly equipping them with the knowledge & skill-set to lead & serve their congregations." "As soon as I stepped on the campus of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, I knew I was in the right place. After meeting the faculty & staff, I knew Trinity was a place that cared about the spiritual formation of any student who walked through the door would receive." "In a way I feel like Trinity chose me rather than the other way around. When I eventually came to visit, the place just felt right and I have not second guessed my decision to move here. I love Trinity's community and the faculty is absolutely incredible. Everyone here truly has a passion for what they are doing." "My background is not extremely academic (hence an acting degree and working at camps), so the strong emphasis placed on Contextual Education through the 2+2 model at Trinity really appealed to me. The academics here are pretty rigorous as well." "I was influenced by my pastor to consider Trinity & grew increasingly comfortable with the seminary as I visited others and truly felt comfortable at Trinity." "It felt like home & I felt the presence of the Spirit the first time I came to campus. The sense of the community continues to be very strong, affirming my decision." "I first learned about Trinity from my pastor, however I chose this seminary for two reasons: the sense of home I felt during my first visit to campus, as well as their mission and determination to truly form the best leaders for God's church." "I was first drawn to Trinity because of the academics. Visiting the community is what secured the decision in my mind." "My discernment process and movement in call has been marked by many aspects of community, and in discussions around seminary Trinity consistently is named as the "school of community." "Beautiful school in a beautiful city." "I chose Trinity Lutheran Seminary because the sense of community is truly unlike any other school I have ever visited. The warm feeling of welcome is compelling and it feels like home. I also really love the aspect of the 2+2...2 years of classes, 2 years of internship. I think learning through actually doing is such an effective way to learn and I'm excited to have the extra year of experience through internship." "I chose Trinity because I love the community here." "I believe this is the best place for me to accomplish my dream." "I was first drawn to Trinity because they are on the leading edge of MDiv programs with the Spanish for ministry and 2+2 programs. The community here is what sealed the deal for me. When I visited, I could sense how big community is here." "I chose Trinity because of the intimate MACM program as well as the wonderful sense of community I felt every time I stepped onto campus prior to applying." "My pastor at CLC went here along with a retired pastor and suggested it. When I visited the campus, the welcome and the great sense of community was really what made my choice."