2017-2018 Leadership Applications

Become a part of JPC student leadership. Join us through training, community engagement, and critical conversations, as we journey with you around justice, reconciliation, and community development.


Coordinator Applications due March 27

Core Team Applications due April 7



Urban Involvement Teams

Contact a team leader and join one of our Urban Involvement teams serving and learning with our Seattle area site partners weekly.

2017 Perkins Lecture Series

Dr. John Perkins returns to campus for his 12th Annual John M. Perkins Lecture and Chapel, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 11:10 am.

Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win Book-release Party on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7:00 pm at Quest Church.


Justice Speaks! Student Leadership Event

This 2 day leadership event will engage students in areas of social justice, community development, and civic engagement through presentations, performances, and break-out groups.

Friday & Saturday, April 28-29, 2017










Past Events


Eleventh Annual Lecture Series: Paintings by Charles Ethan Porter

In addition to Dr. Perkins 2016 Annual Lecture, the Perkins Center hosted the presentation and celebration of two historical works by African American artist Charles Ethan Porter (1847-1923). The paintings were donated to SPU's John Perkins Center by William Sacherek and Liselotte Lamerdin in appreciation of the Center's tangible work of reconciliation with students and the community. The paintings now hang in the Ames Library on campus.

For Such a Time as This: the Challenges and Hope of Reconciliation

On April 23-25, 2015, Seattle Pacific hosted an international conference exploring the challenges and hopes of reconciliation.  Interdisciplinary scholars, visionaries, and leaders from around the world - including Gladys Mwiti, Salim Munayer, David Kasali, and SPU faculty and staff - spoke and led workshops.  The conference, presented by the Perkins Center, was in partnership with the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, and sponsored in partnership with ScholarLeaders International.


Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice

Believing that the church needs to unite at a time when our country is so divided, we gathered on December 15, 2014 as Christians from all racial backgrounds, united by the gospel of Jesus Christ, to worship, pray, listen, encourage, and challenge each other.


Race in America After Ferguson

October 28, 2014, four SPU faculty led campus in a dialogue that offered historical and theological context in which to process the recent events in Ferguson, as well as vulnerably presenting authentic perspectives and struggles on race relations.  With insights from Brian Bantum, David Nienhuis, Jorge Preciado, Kimberly Segall and facilitated by Tali Hairston, this conversation was memorable.  


Holla If You Hear Me Tour

For the 2012 Perkins Lecture Series we hosted the Holla If You Hear Me Tour. This tour awakened people to the reality of the struggle for equity and justice through the African American male story, inviting them into a robust discourse in exploring through this intersection of spirituality, race and culture.