Four Brothers Attend Trinity in Same Semester
Friday, 30 March 2012
The odds that the Copeland brothers will run into each other on campus this year are good, considering the four siblings are all attending Trinity. Ben ’14, Joshua ’12, Jacob ’13, and Caleb ’14 of Arlington Heights, Illinois, are sharing the Trinity experience together.
“All four of us have been pretty close and hanging out our whole lives,” said Jacob. “It almost makes Trinity a home away from home.”
The four brothers first heard about the College from a friend at their church. Despite being the youngest, Caleb says he was the first to choose Trinity.
“When I was a freshman in high school I wanted to come here,” said Caleb. “The other three just followed me.”
For Ben, Trinity was a place to return to after being in Erseke, Albania, for most of the past year, where their uncle is a missionary. While there, he studied at a Bible school and served as a youth pastor.
“I believe that this is where God has placed me for a reason at this time in my life, and I am excited to be back in school,” said Ben.
Ben, the oldest of the brothers, is studying church and ministry leadership; Joshua is studying history; Jacob is studying business management; and Caleb is studying chemistry education.
“My parents love that we go to the same school together,” said Ben. “It’s easier for them to visit one place instead of traveling elsewhere. They think it’s good for us to be able to go through college together.”
Another set of four siblings attended Trinity at the same time in the 1980s: Dan ’85, Randy ’85, Tim ’86, and Lisa ’86 Bergsma.