Welcome to Trinity Western Parent Relations
The Parent Relations Program, as part of Trinity Western University's Student Life Division, provides a network of support and resources for parents on behalf of the practical, educational, spiritual and social development of students.
At Trinity Western University, parents are considered an integral part of the educational journey of your son or daughter. The Parent Relations office is committed to keeping you in touch with news and happenings and to providing programs, events and services to help you stay connected.
Please see the side menu for services and upcoming events
Office Contact Information: If you have any questions please contact us from Tuesday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 1.888.817.3759, 604.513.2121 ext. 3371, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Mondays contact Patti White in the Student Life Office at 604-513-2025
Emergency contact outside of office hours: Please call the SECURITY LINE at 1-604-513-2099
Touch of Home Student Gift Program
Touch of Home is another unique aspect of the Parent Relations Program, where parents can be assured that their student receives some tender, loving care on special occasions, or just because mom and dad care. Visit the Touch of Home website for easy ordering and purchase of your gift online. Most gifts are same-day delivery, with the exception of certain gifts needing 2 business days. All gifts are processed and delivered through Parent Relations in the Student Life office at TWU.
The Touch of Home program is sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express in Langley at 204th and 88th ave in Walnut Grove with Trinity discount rates.
TWU Parent Prayer Partners
This ministry began a number of years ago with a few parents gathering at their home to pray for their sons and daughters. The next year, Denise & Bruce Gordon challenged parents at our Parent Weekend to get involved, with 35 people responding. The following year we had 125 families praying across Canada, the US and internationally. Today, in 2013, we continue to hold high the value and commitment of our parent prayer partners and welcome you to join us in the blessing of prayer and in the privilege of making a difference in the lives and circumstances of our Trinity community.
For more information on Parent Prayer Partners and to submit a request please go to the side menu or click here: Parent Prayer Page
Parent Relations Office Hours and Location:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday thru Friday (Located in the Student Life Office of the Reimer Student Centre)
Meet our Parent Relations Team
Terrie Hansen (Parent Relations Coordinator)
Tel:604.513.2121 ext.3371, Toll Free: 1-888-817-3759, email: email@example.com
When Terrie first heard about the position for the Parent Relations role at TWU, her heart leaped at the opportunity to interact with parents and students. Much of Terrie’s passion comes in serving others that they would have a positive experience of feeling acknowledged and cared for. Terrie brings to Trinity a background in Business Administration combined with Hospitality & Tourism. She is married to Glenn, who also works at Trinity in Student Development, and between them they share the blessing of 6 adult children. Her youngest son is majoring in Communications, and she is blessed to see the incredible growth in his confidence, faith and community through serving in student leadership and writing for the campus newspaper.
Shirley Thiessen (Director of Parent Engagement)
Tel: 604-513-2121 ext. 3985, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shirley and her husband, Carey, of 28 years are Trinity parents to alum Jordan ('12 ), his wife Elise ('12 ) and daughter Chantel who plans to graduate in '14. Shirley Works from the Calgary office. She has been with Trinity for 4.5 years as a Development officer and is excited to lean into a parent-focused role as Director of Parent Engagement. "Our family loves TWU!" Shirley is quick to proclaim, " As a parent, I am so grateful for the leadership opportunities my son and daughter have been encouraged to engage in. Each step has been formative as they learn to serve even when it is uncomfortable at first. It has proven to grow their competency and given them confidence to believe they still have untapped, God-given potential to explore."