Since its inception, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry has received significantly generous and heartfelt support from individual donors and foundations. Grants and special initiatives have been launched that directly link the unique values and focuses of the school with the needs of our world.
"In looking at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry, we were impressed by how the school is able to respond to and meet the needs of a more expansive understanding of ministry and translate that into educational pedagogy very effectively. From its very roots, the school has had a commitment to theological education that is ecumenical which has further evolved to embrace an interfaith world. Students are prepared to lead in a pluralistic world. These commitments are at the core of its mission--not added tangentially to respond to trends or external pressures.
I was also very impressed by the passion and dedication of faculty and students and what each contributes to leadership. It was impressive hearing the students talk about learning from each other in a pluralistic / diverse setting. The school is a learning community where learning is enhanced by different experiences, backgrounds, and beliefs.
I could see that as a newer institution, in contrast to some of the older established denominational seminaries, Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry has been willing and able to “think out of the box” rather than do things because of how it’s always been done - to think about what’s needed to prepare pastors in the contemporary context.”
-Cheryl Tupper, Program Director for Religion and Health Care / Arthur Vining Davis Foundations