Linda 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 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. Linda's favorite things in all of life are 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 true testament to the love, affection and grace of God!