The Quad consists of three students and one spouse who collectively make up the student affairs team for The Seattle School. These students facilitate the four realms of student leadership (Anamchara, Mosaic, Sacred Space, and Student Council). In order to more fully embody its mission, the leadership of The Seattle School made a commitment in the fall of 2002 to incorporate students into the leadership fabric of the institution in order to ensure The Seattle School was always connected to the face and voice of the students. As a result of this commitment, the Quad serves The Seattle School community in the unique position of being both staff and student and, as a team, is facilitated by the Field Abbot/Dean of Students & Alumni.
Quad members are chosen based on his/her desire, skill, and ability to facilitate one of the four realms of student leadership teams. Each potential quad member goes through a selection process involving a written application, interviews with Field Abbot/Dean of Students & Alumni and the current members of the quad.
Paul Steinke - Dean of Students and Alumni/Field Abbott,
Matthew Rock - Anamchara facilitator
Katie Jensen - Sacred Space facilitator
Mallory Larsen - Student Council facilitator
learn more about the 2012-2013 quad
Mallory Larsen, MATC
Student Council Facilitator
Mallory is second year MATC student from the Chicagoland area. She loves traveling, writing, writing, gathering around the table for good food & drink with friends, and moments that include deep and uncontrollable laughter. She enjoys serving with Student Council because of her passion for offering space for others' voices to be heard, particularly in conversations regarding academic excellence and cultural engagement.
Katie Jensen, MATC
Sacred Space Facilitator
Katie is in her third year at The Seattle School and plans to graduate with an MATC degree in June. She joined the Sacred Space team two years ago because of her deep love of spirituality, creativity, and creating contexts for formation. She is inspired by good stories, honest conversations, belly laughing, having adventures, and baking cookies; and intends to make these a part of her facilitating experience.
Matthew Rock, MDiv
Matthew is a second year MDiv from Texas. This is his second year on Anamchara and first as Facilitator. He joined Anamchara because he finds himself drawn to creating space of community and home for people in ways that might not otherwise occur. Matthew is also increasingly intrigued by the way or theology is directly informed by the places and times in which we live, and why we prefer to insist it isn't. And, as a true Texan, he will pick a cold Shiner over a hot cup of coffee every time.
Mosaic is currently on hiatus.