Who We Are

Get to know the leaders of our ministry

Linda Truschke

LTLinda was raised in Fillmore, CA, a small town just 45 minutes north of Pepperdine. She attended Pepperdine where she received her B.S. in Organizational Communication and her M.S. in Ministry. Linda has loved the Lord all of her life and has been a campus minister at Pepperdine since 1998.

Linda is married to Michael Truschke, Dean of Admission and Enrollment Management, and they have two wonderful and energetic boys, Justin and Eric (not to mention a dog, some cats and innumerable ‘critters’). Linda’s favorite things in all of life are coffee, playing and wrestling with her boys, rainy days, and seeing God transform the lives of students at Pepperdine. Linda is an amazing minister and a living example of the love, affection and grace of God.

Contact Linda at linda.truschke@pepperdine.edu

Thomas Fitzpatrick

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Thomas was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and moved to CA over 7 years ago to be a part of the ministry at Pepperdine.  Thomas has a heart for campus ministry due to the fact that it was during his college years that he came to know and love the Lord.  He attended The University of New Mexico where he received his B.A. in Communication and then obtained his M.S. in Ministry through Pepperdine’s satellite program. Before coming to Pepperdine, Thomas worked at the Christian Student Center at UNM for several years.

Thomas is married to Rebecca Fitzpatrick and they have two beautiful girls – Bailey (5) and Cassia (1)!  Thomas loves playing golf, going snowboarding, hanging out with friends and family and especially preaching God’s Word (and although he loves roller coasters, Six Flags got the better of him of that day).

Contact Thomas at thomas.fitzpatrick@pepperdine.edu