October 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
2501 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98121


$25 Regular Registration | $20 for Alumni and Partners/Spouses (includes Homecoming Brunch) | $10 for students


Katie Metzger


The Forum

The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology Presents Symposia: An Intersection of Conversation and Innovation

In Ancient Greece, the symposium served as a venue for philosophers, poets, musicians, and leaders to gather and share ideas. Symposia were forums for conversations that would fuel innovation and imagination. Standing at the intersection of many schools of thought, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology fosters an environment of conversation and exploration, seeking to be a symposium for the modern age.

With that history and vision in mind, we are proud to present the 2nd annual Symposia: An Intersection of Conversation and Innovation, 12:00-5:00pm on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The symposium-style event will feature a number of The Seattle School alumni gathered together to share about their innovative work at the intersection of theology, psychology, and culture.

Last year’s inaugural Symposia was a rich and vibrant day, full of conversations, stories, and ideas that inspire and challenge the ways we live and work in the world. In case you missed it, you can view videos from Symposia 2015 in this album. This year’s event is sure to continue the beautiful and essential discourse that makes The Seattle School unique; check out the full list of presenters below.

The spirit of dialogue and collaboration behind Symposia is rooted in this basic premise: We all have much to offer, and we all have much to learn. We can’t wait to learn from our alumni presenters and to discover what they are offering the world through their intelligence, creativity, and compassion.

Tickets for this unique gathering are $20. Each ticket will include a $5 voucher to be used as a direct contribution that will help further the work of the presenter of your choice. The Seattle School will match all contributions by 100%.

We look forward to robust dialogue that inspires imagination as we gather with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and neighbors in the greater Seattle community and beyond. All are welcome. We’re excited for you to join us!


Randall Ajimine, MDiv ’13: “The Surprisingly Intimate Relationship Between Marriage Equality and Purity Culture”

Cheryl Bowman, MACP ’13: “Operationalizing the Dream: It’s the Journey—Not the Destination”

Carrie Cates, MDiv & MATC, ’17: “To Enlarge & Estrange: How Theater Can Do Theology”

Robin Crosby, MACP ’08: “Lovers Dance: Embodying Intimate & Erotic Presence”

Jeremy Dew, MACP ’10: “Practical Parenting: When Good Enough Is Good Enough”

Amber Englund, MACP ’15:“Community Transformation through Intentional Space and Wonder-Filled Play”

Susan Hall, MACP ’00: “An Anguish Transformed: My Use of Buddhist Psychology to Overcome Prolonged Suffering”

Nathan B. Hollifield, MACS ’10: “Dying with Grace”

Christine Hutchison, MACP ’11: “Personal and Professional: How to Find Your Authentic Voice in a World of Pop Psychology Writing”

Richard Kim, MDiv ’11: “The Enduring Myth: Identity in the Age of Misrecognition”

Krista Law, MACP ’12 & MACS ’13: “Metaphor in Psychotherapy: A Bridge Between Thinking & Feeling”

Susan McDonald, MATC ’09: “Reflections from a Cross Cultural Missional Worker in Africa and Asia: Engaging in Contemplative Practice as a Traveling Therapist and Deep Listener”

Kimberly Miller, MAC ’05: “Awakening to Justice: An Unexpected Turn in a Vocational Journey”

Erin & Stephen Mitchell, MACP ’09: “Bearing Witness: Loss and the Church”

Annette Schuster, MAC ’04: “The Healing Power of Lament: Writing in Trauma Focused Groups”

Heather Stringer, MACP ’10: “Performance Art and Ritual in a Digital, Post-Christian Era”

Rebecca Joy Sumner, MDiv ’08: “All Means All: The Exquisite Beauty and Excruciating Cost of Living and Leading God’s Welcome of All People”

Jennifer Wagner, MACP ’15: “Healing Trauma Through Movement: A Look Into Northern Uganda”

Doug Wheeler, MAC ’87: “Navigating the Masculine Journey with ‘Sherpas’ Nouwen, Jung, and Peck”

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