In the spirit of our annual Integrative Project Symposium, we invite you to view the presentations online and join us on Wednesday, June 17, 12:00pm-1:15pm PT for a Virtual Q&A with the student presenters.
The Integrative Project serves as a capstone for students in our Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology & Culture degree programs as they both look back on their training and discern what it will look like for them to serve God and neighbor in their post-graduate contexts. Students work with a faculty advisor to form a project that integrates the student’s passions and calling, drawing from the fullness of their experience at The Seattle School and a robust research methodology to create a major project or paper.
This year, our Integrative Project Symposium will be different. All student presentations were recorded previously and are available to view online here. After you’ve watched the presentations, we invite you to join us in a culminating celebration of these students’ year-long work on June 17. Student presenters will gather with the Integrative Project Faculty Advisors to engage questions arising from their projects,. This virtual Q&A will take place in three sections, focusing on the work of 3-4 presenters at a time, with a faculty host monitoring the zoom chat feed and selecting questions to bring to the group.
The Integrative Project Symposium Q&A will be hosted by faculty members Dr. Chelle Stearns, Associate Professor of Theology, Dr. Dwight Friesen, Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Dr. Ron Ruthruff, Associate Professor of Theology & Culture, Dr. Doug Shirley, Assistant Professor Of Counseling, and Affiliate Faculty Dr. Kj Swanson. The order and grouping of student presenters is listed below. We hope you will make time to view the presentations and then join us at this event in supporting the work of these students.
Group One: Seeking Justice; Challenging Empire
Mercedes C. Robinson, MATC
Jon Dankworth, MATC
Danielle S. Rueb-Castillejo, MACP
Group Two: Engaging Culture: Identity, Location, Connection
Hannah Seppanen, MATC, MACP ‘19
Joshua O’Dowd, MATC
Jonathan Gabriel Huerta, MACP
Christie Kushmerick, MATC
Group Three: Interpretation, Meaning, and Healing
Megan Doner, MDiv
Emmanuel Kuphal, MATC
Lucas McGee, MATC
Alex Bodman, MDiv