View the Story – Lizzie Smith

Tell us about your family?

I have an amazing husband named Trey who comes to every single home game I coach and even helped me coach basketball my first year at TST. We have been married 10 going on 11 years now. We have 4 dogs; Gunner, Cami, Bowie and Sookie.



Why do you choose to work at TST?

I am a Trinity alumni and when I saw the opportunity to be part of the school that I loved so much growing up I just couldn’t pass it up. It was like coming back home when I began working here.



What do students get at Trinity that they will not get somewhere else?

Honestly, students receive more than I could ever put into words. Here, we aren’t just teaching knowledge to help procure a degree and a career we’re teaching and cultivating life. When I was a student here I received a phenomenal education but even more so than that I received kindness and a loving and safe environment where I could explore who I was and who I wanted to be. The students here receive those same things to this day. We’re not just teaching future leaders, we’re helping to raise kind and good people that will make an impact for the better in our world and the future to come.



Describe the students and environment at Trinity.

We have a great diversity within our student population as far as personalities and aspirations which I believe helps further cultivate the environment around Trinity as a family.



What is something readers might not know about you?

I absolutely love dumplings and coffee although not at the same meal!


Mark Horner

I have been involved in ministry and education for over forty years. Here in East Texas, I have taught at Legacy Academy and Christian Heritage Classical School before coming to Trinity. My wife Susan and I moved to Longview in 1997 from West Texas. We have four children and five grandchildren. My spare time interests include spending time with family, photography, film and theater, and music. My faith in God guides me every day and the more I learn, the more amazed I am in God’s love for us and his world. I am thrilled to be at Trinity!