Remembering a Faculty Member

Seattle Pacific University Nursing Instructor Jim Mitre died May 26. He had been in the hospital for several weeks, and recently underwent extensive surgery. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at Upper Gwinn Commons on the SPU campus.

Jim began teaching in the School of Health Sciences in 2008, and continued his clinical nursing practice at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Besides teaching nursing classes in psychosocial and mental health, he was very involved with students. He founded a Men in Nursing group for students, and was the faculty advisor for the student Ohana ‘O Hawaii Club. 

“Many of us have been touched by Jim's broad and easy smile, his infectious laughter, his beautiful music, and his deep and authentic love of others,” says Lorie Wild, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “You just could not be around Jim without breaking into a smile of your own and experiencing the warmth of that love. If there was ever anyone that emanated the love of Christ and the friendship of the Holy Spirit, it was Jim." 

Jim is survived by his wife, Teresa; a daughter, Kristen; a son, Nick; and a large extended family.

Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014