Our alumni are those who embody and extend text, soul, and culture far beyond the walls of 2501 Elliott Avenue. Our hope at The Seattle School is to be led by you alumni and your stories – how you labor to live out your calling among the people and communities they serve – and, where appropriate, to join and partner with you as you seek to serve God and neighbor.
The Office of Students & Alumni, the Alumni Quad, and our growing number of Alumni Chapters seek to carry forward the The Seattle School’s alumni mission through:
- Creating opportunities for alumni to connect with and care for each other well across the nation and around the world
- Providing creative and enjoyable ways to continue conversation and connection with The Seattle School
- Supporting alumni vocation and calling through lifelong learning and skill-building
The Alumni Quad is an advisory group made up of four alumni who serve the Alumni Association by advising the Office of Students & Alumni on your behalf. They create, facilitate, and evaluate alumni projects and events and meet with alumni near and far to foster connection and support. Membership is a one-year commitment of 10 service hours each month. If you are interested in joining, contact Paul Steinke, Vice President of Student and Alumni Development.
Find a Local Alumni Chapter
Alumni Chapters act as hubs for graduates across the United States. Each regional facilitator offers resources to benefit local alumni, facilitates an Awaycoming event in their area each October, and represents regional alumni to the Office of Students & Alumni in their mission to join and partner with alumni locally, nationally, and across the globe.Find a Chapter
Facilitated by Elisa Mitchell, MACP ’09 and Caleb Mitchell
California – Bay Area
Facilitated by Jari Russell, MACP ’11
California Bay Area Alumni Chapter Facebook Group
California – Southern California
Facilitated by, David Fulton, MACP ‘11
Facilitated by Ruth Wiley, MACP ‘16 and Bill Wiley, MACP ‘16
Carolinas Alumni Chapter Facebook Group
Facilitated by Lindy Pearson MACP ’15
Colorado Alumni Chapter Facebook Group
No current facilitator
Facilitated by Kelly Powers-Gutierrez, MACP ’04
No current facilitator
Mid-Atlantic Alumni Chapter Facebook Group
Facilitated by Nicole Hagerty, MACP ’15
No current facilitator
Texas – Central
Facilitated by Jeremy Dew, MACP ’10
Texas Alumni Chapter Facebook Group
Washington – North Salish
No Current Facilitator
Washington – North Sound Alumni Chapter Facebook Group
Washington — South Salish
Facilitated by Stef Demas, MACP ‘09
Washington —Eastern Washington
Facilitated by Erinn Koerselman, MACP ‘05
Washington —West Salish/Kitsap Peninsula
Facilitated by Paul Quinlivan, MACP and MATC ‘15
Privileges & Resources
An an alumnus of The Seattle School, you can take advantage of ongoing benefits:Annual Community Audit Voucher and Reduced Tuition
Our alumni are lifelong learners. Alumni may utilize their annual Community Audit Voucher to sit in on one class for free. (CEUs may be purchased for $30/seat hour, if desired). In addition, all non-degree seeking alumni in need of additional course credits receive a discounted tuition rate of $500 per credit. To register for a course using the Community Audit Voucher, please email Kelsey Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and class availability.
We seek to work closely with alumni as they pursue job placement, licensure, and ordination through the documentation of course content, letters of support, and facilitating connection with other alumni in your area.
Contact the Alumni Programs Coordinatorfor resources and assistance.
Lifecycle Groups are alumni-led small groups designed to empower students and recently graduated alumni in the stewardship of their personal and professional formation. We know this work is costly and we are looking for alumni who desire to give back in a unique way — by forming and equipping students and new alumni with the resources needed to sustain and thrive in their vocations.
Student Lifecycle Groups
First year students meet twice a term in degree-specific small groups led by an alumni practicing in their field. Students practice engaging in reflective exercises around vocational discernment, group discussions on key learning from courses and internships/field experience, professional development as emerging practitioners.
Alumni Lifecycle Groups
New graduates meet 5 times in their first year as alumni with a seasoned alumni. Group sessions focus on the transition from being a student to a new practitioner using frameworks from William Bridges’Transitions Groups are available locally and at a distance using video conferencing.
Lifecycle Groups rotate with each academic year. Each spring, additional group facilitators are selected through an application process.Connect with the Alumni Programs Coordinator to learn more.
Alumni are active participants in conferences, and events hosted by The Seattle School. Symposia, Awaycoming, and the Alumni Lecture Series are annual gatherings designed for, with, and in honor of you — our alumni.
As an alumnus you have lifetime library privileges. This includes borrowing privileges of books and audio-visual materials, and on-site access to our full collection of online databases. Library staff may be available for limited reference and research support by appointment (in person or by phone).