School of Theology and Ministry welcomes two new staff members

January 9, 2017

Director of Marketing and Communications
Ashley Bartel joined the School of Theology and Ministry as the new Director of Marketing and Communications. Born and raised in Illinois, Ashley recently relocated to the Greater Seattle Area with her husband. Ashley studied at North Central College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and management and her Masters in Business Administration. Her marketing background includes working in both the corporate and higher education fields.

Ashley says:
I look forward to working within the Jesuit tradition of forwarding thinking and am excited for the opportunity to create innovative ways to market our degree programs and showcase the success of our students and faculty.


Senior Advancement Assistant
Rachael Belvin joined the University Advancement team as the new Senior Advancement Assistant for the School of Theology and Ministry. Since graduating from Seattle University in June 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Rachael has been the Operations Manager for SAHAR, a small nonprofit doing international work.  In addition to the skills she developed there, Rachael received administrative training in Seattle U’s Office of the Registrar where she worked for a year and a half. We are pleased to welcome Rachael back to campus.

Rachael says:
I accepted the position because, as an alumna, my education was based on Seattle University's commitment to diversity and community engagement and I want to expand those teachings in my everyday work. I look forward to engaging with our donor base and getting to know all of you.