The Beginning of Seattle Pacific

Rooted in Mission by Howard A. Snyder

Seattle Pacific University’s Friends of the Library hosts a special event featuring a panel discussion of Howard Snyder’s new book, Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916.  

Dr. Snyder, along with other SPU faculty and staff, will discuss the founding of Seattle Seminary within the context of Seattle as a growing urban center.

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Upper Gwinn Commons (SPU campus)

The panel and disciplinary perspectives include:

  • Doug Strong, dean of SPU’s School of Theology: Church histor
  • David Leong, SPU associate professor of missiology: Missiology
  • Bill Woodward, SPU professor of history: U.S. history
  • John Glancy, director of SPU’s 125 anniversary celebration: Seattle history
  • Adrienne Meier, SPU archivist: Archives

Dr. Snyder will give a response to the panel discussion.

The event is free and wheelchair accessible. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services office as soon as possible at 206-281-2272, TTY 206-281-2224, or

Posted: Sunday, March 5, 2017