Marsha Wolterink began working at Trinity in 1979 in maintenance and continued in that job for nine years until she had to stop for health reasons. She was then offered an administrative position in the physical plant and eventually became the office manager, a role in which she still serves.
Wolterink explained that it is important for her to work in a Christian institution where people are dedicated not just to a paycheck but to honoring and glorifying God through their work.
“Knowing that I’m working at a Christ-centered college where faculty and staff want to praise God and continue his kingdom means everything,” she said. “I see this every day in the physical plant in the work that is done here.”
Receiving the honorary alumni award came to Wolterink as a “total shock,” but she said of her longtime commitment to the College: “Whether reserving vans or processing invoices, all of these things have eternal value if we use them to be the best witness for the Lord that we can be.”
Wolterink and her husband Ron have been married for 52 years, and they have four children and 15 grandchildren. All four of their children graduated from Trinity and two met their spouses while at Trinity. Their grandson Ryan Wolterink, son of Dan and Barb, will be a sophomore this year.