Instagram #studenttakeover! Divinity Student, Steve Childress

Written by Hannah Mello
September 22, 2015

This Fall Quarter, current student Steve Childress will be taking over @seattleustm on Instagram--offering the latest #studenttakeover series of photos that chronicle ?A Day in the Life of a Student.?

We look forward to following Steve this quarter, as he begins his third-year of the school's Master of Divinity program. Many thanks to Transformational Leadership student, Thuy-Linh Nguyen, who served as our #studenttakeover this past Summer Quarter! Follow @seattleustm in your Instagram app, or bookmark the school?s profile in your browser!

More about Steve:
Steve moved to Seattle specifically to start the Master of Divinity here at Seattle U, and was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He lives in the south end of the city--near Seward Park, and loves being near the waterfront of Lake Washington. This quarter, he will be engaging the weekend class "Missional Leadership," as well as "Contemporary New Testament Hermeneutics," and "The Art of Spiritual Direction." Steve says he is looking forward to the theme of "practical theology" running through all of the classes he is taking this quarter and expects to learn and grow a lot (while taking photos along the way)! His favorite spots on campus include the Lemieux Library, McGoldrick Collegium, Pigott Building, and the Student Center (as long as it's not the lunch hour!). Steve attends Tibbetts United Methodist Church in West Seattle, and often visits and speaks at other local churches around the area. Steve is pursuing an elder ordination track within the United Methodist tradition. From infancy to age eleven, he was raised in the Catholic church, before attending a non-denominational church whose pastor came out of the Church of God in Christ. Since then, Steve has been a a part of similar communities, often with Black Pentecostal cultural roots. Steve's current community in West Seattle is linked to the United Methodist denomination, and he senses the Spirit there in a fresh new way for his spiritual journey. Steve shared about his community that "faith is acted upon as it relates to social justice."