The TWU Parent & Family Network is here for you!

Parents and Families are an integral part of the Trinity Western story. Supporting your son or daughter as they adjust to university life will greatly contribute to their success. At TWU, we value YOU and the role you play in your son or daughter’s life. And the Parent & Family Network is here to serve you and support you on this journey.

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Director's Message

Janice (’92; ’08, MA) is the director of Trinity Western University’s Parent & Family Network. She met her husband, Peter (’92), when they were history majors at TWU. Married 29 years, they have four children—Tori, Lincoln, Virginia, and Lewis.
Tori, a TWU alum (’18, BA in Psychology and Art & Design), married fellow TWU alum Silas Matthys in summer 2019, and they currently live in Switzerland, where Silas plays pro hockey in the Swiss League and Tori works with Insight for Living. They are expecting their first baby in February. Lincoln (’20, BBA) is currently with Chick-fil-A in their Leadership Development Program. Virginia is in her fourth year of Nursing and recently married Devin. Lewis is in his second year at TWU and plays junior hockey for the Aldergrove Kodiaks.
Trinity Western has played a significant role in both Peter and Janice’s families. Janice was the youngest of four sisters who attended TWU from Ontario. And Peter’s grandfather, Jim Westman, was one of the visionary men who walked the grounds over 50 years ago to pray for and determine if this was the land God had prepared for Trinity Western. Suffice it to say, we love TWU!
Janice is delighted to connect with many of you on your TWU journey and looks forward to meeting with parents at Parent Chapter events, Spartans games, SAMC events, and more.

Janice Nikkel
Tel: 604-513-2121 ext.3319 Email:

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