Theology Student Union

Theology majors and minors meet to discuss upcoming events

Created by Seattle Pacific University School of Theology students, the Theology Student Union is a gathering of undergraduate theology majors and minors interested in reflecting and acting upon God’s self-revelation to humanity, particularly as it relates to, critiques, and envelopes our culture.

  • TSU seeks to create a bond between all students in the School of Theology through discussion and participation in programmed events and forums both inside and outside the classroom.

  • TSU is student-run, sponsored and funded by the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific, as well as a grant from the SERVE (Spiritual and Educational Resources for Vocational Exploration) program through the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the TSU, contact Instructor of Christian Scripture, J.J. Johnson Leese, who serves as TSU faculty advisor, at or 206-281-2249.

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TSU Retreat – April 8-10, 2016 

Come To The Water: Stepping into my call through discernment and prayer

Cost: $15    

For more information: Email Professor Leese at


Friday, April 8: Dinner at Kingswood House, 303 W Dravus, 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Saturday/Sunday, April 9-10:  Camp Casey, Whidbey Island (Saturday through Sunday, noon)

 C. Orlando  Speaker: Carla Orlando, M.Ed.

Carla serves in SPU’s Center for Career and Calling as the Vocational Discernment Counselor and Instructor of Finding Your Vocation. She is a trained retreat and spiritual director and is a certified coach through the PRH (Personality and Human Relations) School of Adult Development.

Carla enjoys art, travel, skiing and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and twin 16-year-old daughters.

TSU Leadership Stories

Jordan StarkJordan Stark
Junior from Highlands Ranch, CO
Educational Ministry Major

Bill DouthitBill Douthit 
Junior from New York City, NY
Christian Scriptures Major


Faculty Contact

J.J. Johnson Leese

Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture

Phone: 206-281-2249
Office: Alexander Hall

“Whether it has been in the context of the classroom, over lunch in Gwinn, a cup of coffee in the Weter coffee shop, or even in their homes, faculty and professors have made studying theology a life-giving experience by taking the time to invest in our lives, and allowing us to share in theirs.”
Laura Opperman '08
JJ Leese

Why I Teach at SPU

J.J. Johnson Leese, Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture

"I find it fulfilling to teach with colleagues and students at SPU, where we strive for a creative blend of intellectual inquiry, practical application, and a spirituality rooted in knowing and living the love of God."