Bruce

Education:
Bachelors in Education from Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois
Masters in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University

Philosophy:
Lutheran schools are wonderful places for students to learn about Jesus Christ and His plan of salvation while developing all the aspects of their person as they become a unique and loved creation of God.

Personal:
I am pleased that you have found your way to Trinity’s website! We are blessed that families have many ways to experience Christ through our various ministries. One of them is a Lutheran preschool and grade school. Lutheran schools provide us the opportunity to touch many lives through learning and the Gospel. Lutheran schools have played a prominent role in the life of our family. My two children are graduates of a Lutheran grade school, high school and college. My son, Daniel, recently completed college and will be seeking a job in the non-profit world. Sarah, our oldest, is married to Adam who serves in the United States Army. Sarah has a business degree and has also recently signed up for the Army National Guard. My wife, Marianne, attended Trinity Lutheran School as a child and would not be happy if I disclosed the year of her graduation! She teaches history and math at Lutheran High School Northwest in Rochester Hills. I graduated from Concordia University (Chicago) in 1988 and earned a Master’s Degree in school administration from Northern Illinois University in 2007. Prior to coming to serve at Trinity in 2015, my wife and I taught and coached at Lutheran schools in Chicago and Rockford, Illinois. I taught grade school and high school history, religion, and literature. Some of my greatest joys in education were serving as a junior high band director. This is my 32nd year in Lutheran education and 10th year as a school principal. My family enjoys watching sports. It is fun for us to plan vacations around visiting different Major League Baseball stadiums. Perhaps it is not safe to say this in Tigers country, but we are huge Chicago White Sox fans! I am excited about our school ministry and what God is doing here in Utica! May God bless you!

Phone Number: (586)731-4490 ext 119
Email: bvolkert@trinityutica.com