Staff Profile

Matthew Pfiffner

Matthew Pfiffner

Area Coordinator

Phone: 206-281-2996

Education: BA, Trinity Western University, 2006; MA, Trinity Western University, 2011. SPU staff since 2017.

Matt grew up near Seattle and is an avid fan of the Mariners and Seahawks. After graduating from high school, he attended Trinity Western University in British Columbia to get his BA in Psychology and Biblical Studies.  During his undergraduate experience, Matt had the privilege of working as both a Discipleship Leader and Discipleship Coordinator, and discovered a love for leading small group Bible studies and mentoring others.

While completing his MA in Biblical Studies, Matt lived and worked in White Center, WA. He started working for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission as an Elementary Program Assistant and then Program Coordinator. During this time, Matt had the privilege of working with a diverse community of wonderful students. The highlight of each year was running a Summer Academy for the students, during which Matt experienced the joy of equipping and mentoring college-aged summer staff to serve this community effectively.

Matt is very excited to be at Seattle Pacific University in a role that allows him to continue to cultivate community and focus on building relationships with students. When he is not working, you can often find Matt reading a book at one of the many coffee shops in the area, riding his bike along the Burke-Gilman trail, or taking a walk by the water.