In the summer of 2006, after a pizza dinner with the candidate, a group of twenty parents interviewed a very young teacher/pastor from Wisconsin. We were unanimous in our decision to hire Peter Marth as Trinitas Classical School’s first headmaster. While we were confident in our choice, we could not have anticipated how richly we would be blessed by Mr. Marth’s leadership and friendship in our midst. It was clearly an example of our Lord providing “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” From our founding, we have desired an educational environment that is both rigorous and joyful, and Mr. Marth always set that tone. He has the kind of unique character that appreciates both Athanasius’s On the Incarnation and sixth grade humor. He reads both The Lord of the Rings and books on organizational health for fun. He loves to lead 7th and 8th graders in diagramming Scripture passages in Greek and on backpacking trips in the woods along Lake Michigan.
Mr. Marth has led Trinitas for sixteen years with wisdom, humility, patience, and a joy that is contagious. He has been an example for students, an encouragement to parents, and not only a leader but also a mentor and friend to staff. It is no small testament to the faithful use of the gifts God has given him that most of our staff have been with us for a dozen or more years, and alumni and former families regularly return to Trinitas events.
Even as he steps away from responsibilities as headmaster, Mr. Marth has displayed uncommon grace, humble dedication to our school, and profound trust in God’s provision. We are deeply grateful that he will remain with us as a teacher and dean of academics and admissions, where he will continue to have a profound impact on the culture of the school in line with his gifts and passions. To this day, we still remember the answer Mr. Marth gave to one of our interview questions: “Three words. I love teaching.” That continues to be evident sixteen years later. Thank you, Mr. Marth, for all your years as our headmaster and for continuing to teach and serve the Trinitas community in the years ahead!
Trinitas Classical School Board of Trustees