Meet Luke

Admissions job: As an admissions counselor, I meet with high school students to help provide them with what they need in their journey to higher education. Through college fairs, visiting high schools, and getting coffee with students, I am a resource for you to learn more about SPU’s process. If I don’t know the answer about a specific SPU question, I will know who to connect you with.

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Education: Homeschooled through high school; Seattle Pacific University (BA, Christian Theology- Educational Ministries)

Favorite Seattle Restaurant: Portage Bay. Best place in Seattle for brunch!

A trip I’d like to take: I would love to go to Scotland and explore castles. Exploring more of my Scottish heritage would be amazing.

Family: I just got married at the beginning of August! Main goal for this next year of marriage is to climb Mt. Rainier next summer with my wife. It will be her fifth time and my first! Besides that, I have family in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado.

Books reading now: I just read The Great North Road by Peter Hamilton, Killing Lions by Sam and John Eldredge, and Amy Poehler’s Yes Please is next on my list.

Favorite Movie: I am a big Marvel guy and love Avengers: Civil War. Otherwise, you will mostly find me watching some favorite TV shows like Chuck or Psych.

Hobbies & Fun Facts: I love being active. You can often find me hiking or playing ultimate Frisbee, Spike Ball, or soccer. One of the highlights of my summer was camping at base camp on Mt. Rainier, watching the sun setting over Mt. Hood in the distance.

I am a diehard Portland Timbers fan.  One of my favorite times of the year is when the Timbers come to Seattle for the Portland-Seattle Derby!

I also love Christmas. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I find my Santa hat, start playing Christmas music, and pull out decorations.

Hobbies also include photography and graphic design. I have taught myself InDesign and Photoshop and love messing around with fonts and posters. I also once made a full cardboard set of Halo armor for Halloween.

Favorite thing about SPU: I loved the on campus experience when I was a student at SPU. There was always something fun to do! Whether chilling in the dorms, playing video games or board games, playing ultimate Frisbee down at Royal Brougham, or trying to survive our campus game of Humans Vs. Zombies, I love how involved you can get through the many opportunities our campus provides.