Christian Lopez has continued his study of music since graduation from Trinity and his days of performing for the College’s Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. Today he assists his advisor Dr. John Wooton with the percussion studio, teaching percussion lessons, playing for various ensembles, and working with concert logistics. In 2011, he earned his master’s degree at the University of Redlands in California. “Trinity taught me a lot about the importance of diligence in one’s workplace and helped me to grow intellectually as I had to pursue multiple paths of knowledge at once and succeed at all of them. Spiritually, my theology classes elicited several questions in my mind about God that I had not contemplated before college and which helped me to understand my Creator better.”
Clifton Hurt ’09 followed the voice deeply rooted in his heart as he left home to help others overseas. Now a Peace Corps volunteer, Hurt is using his time to serve others in Mongolia.
“One day it hit me,” he said. “I am a young Christian with time and strength to serve. Why not serve people abroad?” His objective was to be a Christian—not by saying it, but by living it. Following months of prayer and conversations with friends from the Trinity community and his family, he joined the Corps.