Meet the new Student President

Anthea - The new Student President at Trinity College

Hello! I’m Anthea, a second year ordinand and this year I’m Trinity College’s Student President. 

The Student Executive and President are elected each year by the student body. My role is to lead the Exec to ensure that we represent the whole student body well. I also act as a key contact with the faculty and staff of the college. 

I moved to Bristol to train at Trinity from Hertfordshire. Before that I lived in Liverpool, Germany, London, and South Africa. I also did a year in Boston, USA. I now live on-site with my seven-year-old son, Daniel. We are really enjoying our time at Trinity and exploring Bristol and the surrounding areas. We love people and being social, so we’re always up for a chat, play or pray! 

Following God’s call is not easy or straight-forward, and the adjustments can be tough. As we start term, my vision for the year is simply for us to be one body and recognise that we are only as strong as the weakest amongst us. We want to create an environment for the whole student body to flourish. 

As part of our vision to include everybody, we have co-opted the President of Connect (the group for students’ spouses) and a rep for the dispersed learners to help us build community together. I’m enjoying getting to know this year’s new students and connecting them with other people, activities and places that can help them settle in. 

We want to help each other develop healthy habits that will sustain us in what God calls us to do – that means learning to rest and receive, renewing our minds, restoring us, and developing resilience.

“So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” – Romans 12:5


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