Ministries

"The eight ministries at SPU strive to provide a holistic experience for the student body at each of their events."

Vice President of Ministries

Elizabeth Rueda-Herrera

ASSP-VPM@spu.edu

Hometown: Silverton, Oregon

Major: Psychology and Christian Theology: Christian Mission

What do you love most about SPU ministries?
In my time at SPU I have been challenged and nurtured by the various programs that the ministries on our campus have put on. These programs have fostered the growth of my faith in God and pushed me to consider different forms of worship and service that have stretched me. As VPM, I have the great privilege of advocating for and supporting the ministries that put those very programs on so that they can continue the good work that they are doing on our campus and it’s an absolute blast.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Lead Singer of Needtobreathe, Bear Rinehart

 

Catalyst Ministry Programmer

Tony Lee

tonylee@spu.edu

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Major: Psychology

What do you love most about your ministry?

I love that the leaders in Catalyst have both a passion and a plan for reconciliation at SPU.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

I'd like Siri to narrate my life.

 

Latreia Coordinator

Haley Balbi

balbih@spu.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Major: Individual & Family Development

What do you love most about your ministry?

I love working with my core team to create opportunities for our fellow SPU students to get involved in authentic service. We always try to go to different kinds of organizations and I have gotten to serve in some really fun and unique ways.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Liam Hemsworth

 

SPRINT Coordinator

Daniel Lee

leed13@spu.edu

Hometown: Clackamas, OR

Major: Biochemistry

What do you love most about your ministry?

What we learn through the SPRINT process for the purpose of serving others abroad directly applies to our life and work. In preparation to engage other cultures, we seek to grow in self-awareness of culture, sense of community, and perspective of God’s global work.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

The Minions from Despicable Me

 

gather Coordinator

Emily Nelson

Hometown: Pasco, Washington

Major: Music Education

What do you love most about your ministry?

I love being able to use my passion for music and worship to serve SPU’s community, and getting to do all of that with the amazing Gather Band!

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Morgan Freeman

 

Campus Student Ministry Coordinator

Jake Crammer

crammerj@spu.edu

Hometown: La Habra, California

Major: Christian Scriptures

What do you love most about your ministry?

Getting to learn from the passions and struggles of those around me.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Michael Cain

 

School of Theology Senator

Danny Anderson

andersond@spu.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California

Major: Theological Studies

What do you love most about your ministry?

I'm blessed to watch various ministry advisors and coordinators jointly build a framework for SPU students to encounter God.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Lead Singer of The Head and the Heart, Jonathan Russell

 

Ministry Marketer

Stephanie Chew

chews@spu.edu

Hometown: Pleasanton, California

Major: Developmental Economics

What do you love most about your ministry?

What I enjoy most about my ministry is that it caters to all of the ministries together, that I can use visual media and occasionally clever words to let the students know what our University Ministries has for them.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Beyonce

 

Relinquish Coordinator

Hope Anderson

andersonh3@spu.edu

Hometown: Yorba Linda, California

Major: Development Economics

What do you love most about your ministry?

I love the Relinquish Prayer ministry because the more I pray, the more vivid and beautiful life becomes. This ministry facilitates children coming before their Dad, it allows us to enter into reality with Him as we pray for ourselves, one another, and our campus.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Walt Whitman

 

Urban Involvement Coordinator

Kelsey Craig

craigk1@spu.edu

Hometown: Nashville, TN/ Lusaka, Zambia

Major: Nursing

What do you love most about your ministry?

Working with students who love to serve in Seattle! They inspire me every time I hear about their passion for serving at their sites.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Morgan Freeman

 

Sharpen Coordinator

Tucker Rogers

rogerst@spu.edu

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, Washington

Major: Biochemistry

What do you love most about your ministry?

Getting to work with people who are way more mature, smart and grace-filled than I am.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Ira Glass

 

group Coordinator

Amanda Erickson

ericksona1@spu.edu

Hometown: Centralia, WA

Major: Art History

What do you love most about your ministry?

One part of group that I love is that we go through a whole book of the Bible every quarter. In doing this, I have gained a much fuller and deeper vision of stories in scripture. I love that we get to respond to the scripture text in worship in diverse and creative ways yet staying within scripture text for that week.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

I would choose the artist Claude Monet to narrate my life through a series of portraits painted at different times in my life and in in the light of different times of day.

 

Campus Student Ministry Coordinator

Brooke Holt

holtc1@spu.edu

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Major: Clothing and Textiles, Apparel Design Emphasis

What do you love most about your ministry?

I love the stories I get to hear and be a part of within the Student Ministry Coordinator program. The SMC program is all about being in community and creating connections with the Resident Halls and the other ministries on campus. I love hearing stories about what God is doing in the lives of the on campus residents as well as seeing people make life giving connections all over this campus!

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Meryl Streep

 

CHA Senator

John Grino

grinoj@spu.edu

Hometown: Mangilao, Guam

Major: Biochemistry

What do you love most about your ministry?

Working with ministry coordinators and advisors and watching the SPU community grow closer to Christ each and every day.

If you could have anyone in the world narrate your life, who would it be?

Zach Braff