Seattle Advisory Council
The Seattle School Seattle Advisory Council is comprised of Seattle leaders in business, church, community and education. They are volunteers, committed to advise The Seattle School on strategic decisions, advocate for The Seattle School within their own communities, and connect The Seattle School to the pulse of the city so that we may serve it well. Their role is to keep us rooted and located within the context of Seattle.
Chad Edwards has spent eight years managing and building partnerships between businesses and nonprofit organizations. At TisBest Philanthropy, a four-year-old social venture, Chad satisfies his love of variety and creativity by working in graphic design, project management, marketing and communications strategy, corporate sales, and production.
Previously, Chad directed marketing and new programs at the Busse School of Business at the University of Saint Francis. Chad is passionate about organizations addressing issues such as youth homelessness, human trafficking, and children in distress, and he has volunteered with such organizations locally and internationally. Chad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Taylor University.
Chad believes firmly in the mission and application of the practices taught at The Seattle School, having been deeply impacted by his wife's three years in the Counseling Psychology MA degree program and his own time on student leadership prior to joining the Council.
Founding Director, Recovery Café
Killian Noe is the Founding Director of Recovery Café in downtown Seattle, a therapeutic community and school for men and women recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other mental health challenges. She is the author of Finding Our Way Home and was named a Distinguished Alumni of Yale Divinity School in 1998.
Killian co-founded and is currently pastor at New Creation Community, an ecumenical faith community in Seattle. She is originally from DC where she co-founded and co-pastored Lazarus House faith community, part of Church of the Saviour, DC. She is also the co-founder of Samaritan Inns, an intensive, transitional community for men and women recovering from homelessness and addiction in D.C.
Killian has long been committed to creating intentional community through her work at the ground level with people in need, having served over the years populations ranging from refugees in the Middle East, victims of apartheid in South Africa, missionaries in India, and Benedictine and Trappist communities in the U.S. and Asia. She is now rooted in Seattle and enjoys family life with her husband, Bernie, and her two adult children.
Executive Director, Powerful Schools
Tré Maxie has been involved in nonprofit management for 12 years. In his current position, one of his main goals is to build strategic alliances with other organizations to help achieve the mission of Powerful Schools.
Previously, as Executive Director at the Tupac Shakur Foundation, Tré was responsible for the overall oversight for the non-profit- including strategic alliances, fiscal management, programs, vision, staff, board, and strategy. Before that, he worked as Constituent Services Rep for a United States Member of Congress where he was responsible for constituent outreach, education, youth, and senior issues. This Included helping the community with federal related issues, and producing several empowerment workshops and conferences.
Tré currently serves as Board of Directors for NW Next Leaders Council, Tupac Shakur Foundation, and is on the Seattle Advisory Council for The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. He earned BA in Political Science Pre-law from Morehouse College and a Certificate in Creating Business Strategy from Columbia University Extension School in Tokyo. He is a member of National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), National Academy of Television Arts, Sciences (NATAS), Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), and the Evans School Pacific Northwest Executive Directors Institute Alumni.
Project Manager, Environmental Conservation, Boeing
Chris Roe works at The Boeing Company on environmental sustainability efforts leading the energy efficiency, water conservation, and recycling programs at the Everett manufacturing facility. In addition to his work at Boeing, Chris has served on the Board of Directors for Friends of Youth, a non-profit organization offering residential and therapeutic services for at-risk youth.
Chris holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.
A lover of everything outdoors, Chris lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood with his wife and young son.
Dr. Rose Swetman
Co–Pastor, Vineyard Community Church of Shoreline
Rose Swetman is a missional pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Shoreline, WA where she co-pastors with her husband, Rich. She is an Area Pastoral Care Leader in the Northhwest Region of Vineyard USA. She is also the Executive Director of Turning Point, a missional nonprofit organization that partners with local agencies to serve low-income families. After finishing her dissertation on The Practicing Church, she spent sabbatical time with renowned localist Wendell Berry and pastor Eugene Peterson.
Rose obtained her Doctor of Ministry from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, WA focused on Transformational Leadership for the Global City. She currently teaches Leadership at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats dealing with missional leadership.
Vice President, CB Richard Ellis
A leading broker based out of Seattle, Brandon Weber provides strategic real estate advice to clients across industries and around the world. In addition to his expertise in corporate real estate services, Brandon is a member of CBRE’s Life Sciences Group and an expert in the Seattle area biotechnology and medical research industry. His intimate knowledge of both the technical needs of the lab user and the drug development life cycle have made him an invaluable advisor to high growth research organizations, and one of the top life science representatives in the Puget Sound.
Prior to joining CB Richard Ellis, Brandon was a Senior Program Manager on the Excel team at Microsoft. He holds six patents for design innovations on Microsoft Excel.
Brandon holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Human Computer Interactions with a minor in Jazz Trumpet from Carnegie Mellon University. A serious mountaineer, rock climber and backcountry skier, Brandon has climbed and skied notable peaks in Washington, Alaska, Peru, Argentina and Chile.
Consultant, Slalom Consulting
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Jon is a Client Service Lead for Slalom Consulting, specializing in marketing strategies, program management, and the mobile industry. Prior to joining Slalom Consulting, Jon worked for Accenture as an executive in their Customer Relationship Management practice, and held management positions in the corporate marketing divisions of Eddie Bauer and AT&T Wireless. He holds a BSBA from Georgetown University (Finance & Marketing), and an MBA from Seattle University (Management). Jon’s exposure to the school primarily has arisen through his wife’s matriculation and involvement. Jon has audited some of Dr. Allender’s classes and continues to look for opportunities to help the school in its mission. Jon lives in the Magnolia area of Seattle with his wife and daughter.