John Perkins Center

for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development

John Perkins

Founded in 2004, the John Perkins Center is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, Seattle Pacific University, and Christian community leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dr. John Perkins has described it as “the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”

Through CityQuest, Latreia, SPRINT, and Urban Involvement, students can serve and learn cross-cultural competence and explore vocational calling.

Students can choose from these academic programs to participate in the work of reconciliation, as well as understand the theological realities in today’s world.

Meet the reconciliation advocate and evangelical civil rights leader behind the Perkins Center.

News and events

SPU Screening of Just Mercy

SPU Screening of Just Mercy 

On Tuesday, January 28, JPC hosted a screening of Just Mercy for SPU campus at AMC Pacific Place. A conversation with community partner, Sean Goode, Executive Director of Choose 180, followed the viewing. A JPC Resource Guide for community conversations was created for this occasion.

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Falcon Formation

Discover how vital “Falcon Formation” is to student life and learning at Seattle Pacific.