Remembering Pastor and Teacher Jacque Schweiss
February 20, 1923 – May 1, 2018

A beloved member of the LBI/Trinity family, Jacque Schweiss went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2018. Over his many years associated with LBI/Trinity Jacque had a big impact on so many students and co-laborers for Christ.
Here are words from Rev. Dr. Lowell Stime:

Until I met Jacque Schweiss, the only other “Jack with a misspelled name” I had ever heard of was the undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. I remember asking him in the fall of 1980 when I arrived at the Lutheran Bible Institute as the greenhorn on the faculty – Why don’t you have an “s” in your name? His answer was, “There is only one of me.” During the following years, until Jacque retired from teaching after twenty-one years, I got to know a “singular” man with “plural” talents and gifts for ministry.

Having my office next to his at the Providence Heights campus, I could not help but notice the stream of students knocking on his door and seeking his counsel. Jacque was the Director of Counseling during these years, and while all faculty members did counseling, he carried the heaviest load, having his master’s degree in guidance counseling. I’m sure that I bothered him more than anyone during those years as I sought his wisdom and counsel on how to be an effective teacher. I began to teach some of his classes as his counseling duties expanded and sat in on many of his classes. With the help of Jacque I survived those years of the 1980s, and his retirement meant the loss of a dear friend and mentor. I still have many of his “teaching aids” that he delivered to my office in a box the day he walked out. Some I have used, while others would make sense only to “The Master” himself.

Not only was Jacque good at fixing students … he was also good at fixing student’s cars, and especially the clunkers we had in the Student Ministries fleet. His skill at tuning up students as well as cars kept him busy. Whether in the classroom or under the hood, his love of teaching was obvious. The year he named his Life Group the Schweiss Hogs this farm boy had a new Super Hero. Jacque’s servant lifestyle touched students and co-workers alike. He served with humility and a good sense of humor, modeling in all his relationships the generosity and the compassion of Christ. It was my privilege to have been his next-door neighbor on faculty row for a few years and a good friend for life. ~ Rev. Dr Stime

Jacque was born in 1923 on Rock Island, IL. to William August and Helen Marie (Johnson) Schweiss. It was at the Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle where he met Solveig Margrethe Ambjor and married her in 1949. Jacque and Solveig soon were raising a family of three boys while finishing seminary and cultivating church communities in southern California and Portland, before settling for good in Seattle in 1968. Jacque was preceded in death by Solveig. He is survived by their three sons and their wives - Paul and Berit, Erik and Ellen, and Jon and Ann; 5 grandchildren and 10 beautiful great-grandchildren.

The LBI/Trinity community will miss Jacque deeply. We know the Lord welcomed Jacque to Heaven with: “well done, good and faithful servant”.
Sorting Event
On June 2nd LBI Alumni and Friends of LBI/TLC came together to volunteer their time to sort through over 200 boxes of school memorabilia. We enjoyed reminiscing and sharing wonderful stories about LBI/TLC history as we worked. Thanks to our volunteers these boxes are cataloged and organized in storage.

Special thanks to volunteers: Nancy Winder, Josh Post, Estelle Morley, Larry Howard, Claudia Farnsworth-Smith, Marlin Olson, Tom & Twyla Lucas, Steve & Rebecca King, Joel Matter, and Jim Rismiller.
New Photo Albums of LBI/TLC Coming to TEF Facebook Page
You may have already noticed the photos that we have been loading to our Trinity Education Foundation Facebook page . As we are loading them we are noticing that we are missing information. We are looking to our alumni to fill in the blanks and provide more information about these treasured memorabilia. Feel free to add comments to photos and your memories of LBI/TLC

Keep watching Facebook for more pictures of LBI/TLC students across the decades.
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Congratulations 2018-19 Trinity Education Foundation Scholars
This year TEF has awarded 22 past TLC students with scholarships totaling $105,100! Congratulations to the following 2018-19 recipients:

Hannah Allen
Jenna Avery
Corbin Ferry
Justin Foltz
Keri Gompf
Jewel Graham
Zachary Inglesby
John Irungu
Pamela Karas
Cassandra La Brake
Chad Larson
Griffey Lytle
Eric Matson
Tulio Melo
Bradley Metcalfe
Vaughn Nelson
Artresa Nickelson
Jordon Norris
Pena Kcristell
Aaron Rothlisberger
Nathan Samayo
Katrina Stabler

This class is special because they will be testing TEF's new Trinity Scholars Program . This program pairs a student’s innate, core nature (through assessment) with personalized professional coaching. The student begins the program by taking the Core Values Index (CVI) assessment. The CVI assesses the student’s innate nature of who they are, how God has created them and will give them valuable insight into what skills they possess and what vocations they might be best suited for. This information is shared with both the student and the coach to better assist the student. It’s our goal to assist students not only financially through scholarships but also on their path to living their vocational calling and using their God-given talents to achieve overall life success. 
Or mail check to:
215 W Mukilteo BLVD, Suite 205, Everett, WA 98203
TEF Scholar Bradley Metcalfe
Bradley Metcalfe, past Trinity Lutheran College student just completed his Junior year at Barclay College in Kansas, working towards a degree in Youth Ministry. Bradley, who was a Trinity Education Foundation scholarship recipient in 2017/18 has also been award a scholarship for his Senior year in 2018/19.

To gain experience he has taken two trips to work as a volunteer in Mexico. On these trips he was able to put his education into practice. During his time in Mexico his group focused on youth who would be considered "at-risk". Many of the youth that he worked with hadn’t previously attended church other than youth group. “My time at Barclay college has been life changing. I have been to Mexico twice and had the ability to use my education to serve children and youth.”

This past year Bradley’s classes focused on the fundamentals of preaching and how to reach people through illustrations and speech. This helped him begin to find his own preaching style. He is also learning about leadership and the importance of these skills in his future career in Ministry.

“The last trip I took to Mexico solidified my calling. While we were in Mexico I was able to see the community that was being formed within the youth. By the time we came back the youth group was on fire to build a community that’s on fire. This started a drive in me to help connect the high school with the college.

From this calling we began to hold youth and college get-togethers. The first one being soccer, with many to follow. The second was a worship night for the college students. It simply gave them a place to come and worship. These two events hopefully will be the first of many and will continue to help the growth of the community around the college.”

The foundation is excited to be supporting Bradley in his last year of college, and to see where God takes him in his life of Ministry.
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