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University Ministries: Building Relationships

Cadres, Small Groups, and Mentoring

Building relationships is one of our highest goals in University Ministries. You belong in this place. You discover that when we worship together.  You also discover it as you meet with smaller groups of people.

In a cadre, you get to get to know students, professors, and staff outside of class. You talk about how your major or another topic of interest intersects with your faith. Make connections, ask questions, belong. Cadres are led by a staff or faculty member inviting students to explore deeper a common interest. (See below for a list of the Cadres.) 

In a small group, you can connect with a group of other students or staff to help each other grow spiritually.Walk through a season of life together, encourage each other in faith and life decisions, have conversations that matter, and have fun. Most small groups are hosted by students for students. Some are hosted by faculty and staff.

If you want to be in a small group with students, check out the SMC ministry or the Sharpen ministry. If you are interested in a small group with faculty or staff, contact to see if any are open.

Contact Campus Ministries for more information (email).


Current Cadres:






Asian American Christian Fellowship (AACF)

Asian American Christian Fellowship (AACF) is a Cadre desiring to reach the university and collegiate community, primarily to those who are Asian Pacific Americans, with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. 

AACF is deeply committed to making disciples by educating and equipping students in biblical foundations, Christian disciplines, and the development of spiritual gifts in order to prepare students for witness and service on the campus, in the local church, in the marketplace, and in world missions.


Tiffany Chin, SPU Student

Chong Ahn, AACF Staff  

Bo Lim, SPU Staff 

Meets weekly on Thursdays from 3-5 pm

Location TBD

Nurses Christian Fellowship SPU's chapter of the Nurses Christian Fellowship.  The purpose is to engage the Good News of Jesus Christ to bring God's love and healing to nursing and healthcare. 

Carol McFarland, Advisor

First meetings will be October 23 & November 13 from 4:00-5:00 pm

Contact Advisor for future dates

Marston 337

Veteran & Military Support Cadre A place for community and Christian fellowship for SPU students who are veterans, in ROTC, or affiliated with the military. Please join us in discussions around issues specific to military and post-military life. Including but not limited to issues of health and well-being, relationships, and finances.  Facilitated by faculty and staff at SPU who are veterans. 

Advisors: Russ Killingsworth & Jim Rand


Monthly meeting times vary

contact the advisors to join in


The Orthodox Christian

Fellowship Cadre

What can today's Christian learn about vocation from the Eastern Church? The Orthodox Christian Fellowship cadre will be a place for young adults to find community and friendship in their spiritual lives, to learn more about the traditions and practices of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and provide outreach to our local Seattle community.  The cadre is open to all students who identify as Orthodox Christians or are interested in learning about this Christian tradition. 

Advisor:Stamatis Vokos

Student Advisor: Ranae Wright

Kingswood House

2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

6:30-8:30 PM

SPU Catholic Cadre

Please join us weekly to learn more about Catholic Christianity through friendship, study, discussion and prayer, and monthly to celebrate Mass.  Both Catholics and non-Catholics are most welcome!

Advisor:Patrick McDonald

Student Advisor: Yvonne Fong

Tuesdays at 12:30 PM & Mass times will vary


Faculty or staff interested in starting a cadre- please fill out the cadre proposal form (PDF).