Shannon Smythe Teaching

Why I Teach at SPU

Shannon Smythe, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies

“I teach at Seattle Pacific University because God has called me here and answered the prayer of my heart since I was a first-year undergraduate student here back in 1998. It is a privilege to join the School of Theology faculty, many of whom were my undergraduate professors and dear mentors. I am absolutely committed to the work of this University and the vision of the School of Theology — in particular, to transform students’ lives through scholarship, spiritual growth, and Christ-like service, that they may be sent into the world as witnesses to the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.”