Staff Profile

Kim Gilnett

Kim Gilnett

Senior Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Phone: 206-281-3415
Office: McKinley 202

Kim Gilnett, Fine and Performing Arts marketing associate, has been a member of the Seattle Pacific University community for over four decades, having first arrived as a student in 1970. He graduated in 1974 with a double major in speech/drama and biblical literature. In the summer of 1974, Mr. Gilnett was offered a position in the Admissions Office, where he coordinated the application process for graduate and international students. In 1976 he undertook graduate work in communications at the University of Washington.

Mr. Gilnett joined Fine and Performing Arts as marketing associate in 1984. He currently coordinates the Fine Arts Scholarship Program. Since the mid-1970s, Mr. Gilnett has made a study of the life and work of author C.S. Lewis, and is considered an expert in all things Lewis. He regularly speaks on Lewis, and has taught classes at Oxford and Cambridge, England, with noted author Thomas Howard. Mr. Gilnett is a staff member of the C.S. Lewis Foundation of Southern California and board member of the Kilns Project in Oxford, England.

Selected Publications

  • “C.S Lewis Walking Tour of Oxford.” C.S. Lewis Foundation, Redlands, California, 1988.
  • “The Kilns Restoration.” Seven Magazine, Wade Center Wheaton, 2003.
  • Jack’s Life at The Kilns and in Oxford.” Response Magazine, SPU 2006.
  • “The Kilns and Holy Trinity Church.” Holy Trinity Monthly Magazine, 2011.

Kim Gilnett

Why I Work at SPU

Kim Gilnett, Marketing Associate, Fine Arts; Admissions

“I find no higher calling than the privilege of working in Christian higher education at Seattle Pacific. To invest in students is to invest in the future. It is what ‘engaging the culture, changing the world,’ is all about.”