Native to Seattle, Caenisha Warren has a youth ministry background and a passion for mentoring people that led her away from banking and onto the Campus Ministry staff at SPU in 2005. She joined the Perkins Center staff in 2007, not realizing how much it would steward her vocational call toward reconciliation.
She has served in leadership at Interbay Covenant Church (now merged with Quest Church). And after a transformative experience on the Sankofa Journey with the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), she dove deep into her personal story and identity in search of understanding and reconciliation. She discovered the discomfort of race is saturated into the infrastructure of our institutions, including education and the church, as much as it’s a part of every day social and personal interactions.
Caenisha has enjoyed work on a number of different justice and compassion projects centered around the church, education, and reconciliation — including a local youth and justice conference called Feet 2 Faith with the ECC, as well as serving in leadership at Quest Church in “Glocal Ministries.”
At SPU, she has encouraged further training and awareness on community development and reconciliation work with campus and community — including support to the creation of student programs such as In Context and Multicultural Night of Worship (MNOW).
She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Washington, and master’s degree in Christian ministry from North Park Theological Seminary. Other interests include art, dance, music, and writing.