Trinity Education Foundation Appoints Ryan Ingersoll as Interim Executive Director

Trinity Education Foundation has appointed Ryan Ingersoll to the position of Interim Executive Director. Board president, Joan Thorson, said, “We feel blessed to have Ryan able to step into the TEF Interim Executive Director position. Ryan's passion for the foundation's work coupled with his skill set and experience make him a great fit as we move forward to a bright future.”

Trinity Education Foundation (TEF) was formed in 2007 as a supporting organization to Trinity Lutheran College (TLC), which was founded in 1944 as Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle (LBIS). After the college closed in 2016, TEF reimagined its mission in the spirit of the LBIS/TLC legacy to “provide scholarships and guidance to students at Christian colleges and seminaries to foster academic success and to inspire vocational development reflecting the Gospel’s values of love, justice, and healing for the sake of the world.” Since 2019, TEF has provided over $1 million dollars to students across four distinct scholarship programs.

Ryan Ingersoll is a relational, innovative, and compassionate leader with extensive experience in higher education administration including at several universities across Oregon and Washington. Ryan is a strategic collaborator and encourages thinking outside the box. As an inquiry-based, constructivist, and learner-centric educator at heart, he is passionate about education and helping others uncover and integrate their vocational discernment. Ryan is a committed advocate for equitable environments that promote access, diversity, and inclusion. He is familiar with the LBIS/TLC/TEF community. While attending TLC in Issaquah, he served as the student body president, was a resident assistant, and graduated with a B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry. More recently, he served on the TEF Board of Trustees. Ryan has a M.Ed. in Digital Education Leadership from Seattle Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon. Ryan said, “I am excited to serve TEF at this unique time in its history. I look forward to building relationships and serving students in their higher education endeavors while co-developing the future together as we pursue love, justice, and healing for the sake of the world.”

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