Let us introduce you our latest addition to the team: Brian Truschinger, our new DadLine program manager. With our fatherhood program expanding, we needed someone full-time to take on the very important role of meeting with men, mentoring them, and encouraging them to be loving, responsible dads. We are excited to have found the right dad for the job in the person of Brian.
Brian comes from Kansas City, and of course, is a big Chiefs and Royals fan. As a student, he moved to Kirksville in order to attend Truman State University. More than just a college, Truman turned out to be the place where he met the one who would become his wife: Amanda. Brian obtained his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and in July of 2002, in the wake of graduation, the happy couple got married and went to settle in Florida.
Brian is not new to the world of nonprofits, as he worked for New International during his time in the sunny “In God We Trust” state. New International is a Christian organization dedicated to proclaiming Christ and making disciples globally. A Christian since college, Brian also served on staff at his local church, helping with a variety of things from campus ministry at Florida Gulf Coast University, young adult ministry, missions, and business administration. While still living in Florida, he and his wife were delighted to welcome two children, now both teenagers in high school. Outside of work, Brian loves being outdoors and playing sports. He also has a strong interest in tools and repairing cars. Their son plays the bass guitar and their daughter loves everything related to arts, including painting and drawing. In 2009, Brian's family made the decision to go back to their roots by moving to Kirksville again. Being back in town, Brian joined Truman's Campus Christian Fellowship to serve the student population.
We love Brian’s energy and optimism, and his dedication to helping others. His passion for serving men shines through. “One of the common themes in nearly 20 years of work has been my desire and passion to meet with men, to chat, mentor, and encourage them in their fatherhood journey”, he says. When asked why he chose to work at Lifeline, Brian’s answer was straightforward: “I am excited to be at Lifeline because of all the good the clinic is doing and will continue to do in the future. I feel privileged to be a part of that.”
Brian finds the courage to accomplish his mission in God’s promises and commands to “not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9-10). He summarizes his life goals in this manner: “Helping people has always been a goal of mine and my position of Dadline Program Manager will give me so many opportunities to do just that. Parenting, marriage, life, can be hard but absolutely worth working on and striving to be the best we can be in those realms. We are here for the dads in Northeast Missouri.”
Let’s thank the Lord for bringing Brian to Lifeline and pray for Him to continue to fuel his fire for serving others, daily.
Written by Elodie Takamiya.