SPS Advisory Board

seminary advisory board

The Advisory Board of Seattle Pacific Seminary is a group of interested and dedicated people who support the school, provide input for Seminary programs, and help to represent and interpret the Seminary to other individuals and groups. The Advisory Board meets bi-annually.


Laurie Brenner
Senior Pastor, West Side Presbyterian Church
Seattle, WA

Craig Brown, Chair
Executive Director of Congregational Development, California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church
West Sacramento, CA

Harvey Drake
Senior Pastor, Emerald City Bible Fellowship
Seattle, WA

Scott Dudley
Senior Pastor, Bellevue Presbyterian Church
Bellevue, WA

Daniel Frederick
Executive Director of The Coffee Oasis
Lead Pastor of The Refuge Church
Bremerton, WA

Katharine Ervin
Retired Educator
Waynesville, NC

Paul Ervin, Chair Emeritus
Director, Generous Living for Longs Chapel UMC

Shinya Goto
El Camino Real District Superintendent
San Jose, CA

Charles Harrell
Retired Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church
Prince Frederick, MD

Elizabeth Ingram Schindler
Lead Pastor, Faith United Methodist Church
Issaquah, WA

Elton Lee
Internal Medicine, The Polyclinic
Mercer Island, WA

Pam Morton
Retired Dental Hygienist
Bremerton, WA

Greg Oberg
Richland, WA

Marta Oberg
Homemaker; Volunteer at Central Protestant Church
Richland, WA

Matt Poole
Lead Pastor, First Free Methodist Church
Seattle, WA

Dave Sim
Lead Pastor, Renew Covenant Church
Seattle, WA

Jason Um
Novi, MI