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Chapel is a weekly campus wide worship service that typically meets on Tuesday mornings at 11:10am in the sanctuary of First Free Methodist Church. This service provides a space for all members of the SPU community (students, faculty, and staff) to worship and learn the Christian story together.

Services consist of corporate worship through song, scripture reading, prayer, and a sermon or testimony by a special guest. Each year we explore the Scriptures and our Christian faith from a variety of perspectives, drawing on the expertise of our own campus community as well as representatives from the larger global Christian community.

Gather is an Associated Students of Seattle Pacific ministry team consisting of artists and musicians that help facilitate worship for the SPU community.  The team primarily serves during the weekly Tuesday morning Chapel service, but can be seen around campus in a vareity of contexts providing music and art for various worship gatherings throughout the year.


Applications for 2016-2017 are available:

Ways to Connect:

  • Meet the 2015-2016 Gather Ministry Team.
  • You can follow Gather on social media at Instagram.
  • If you would like to submit a prayer request, email us here.
  • If you are interested in serving alongside the 2015-2016 Gather Ministry Team, email us here.


Spring 2016 -Vocation

Tuesdays, 11:10am, First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary (unless otherwise noted)




Tue, 03/29

Scott Dudley

Senior Pastor, Bellevue Presbyterian Church

Scott Dudley currently serves as the Senior Pastor at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.  In addition to his role there, he teaches regularly at Standford University and Seattle Pacifc University. We're excited to have him join us for our annual Resurrection Chapel.

Immediately following the service, the whole community is invited to join us for a celebratory "Rice Meal" in the Fine Center sponsored by theAssociated Students of Seattle Pacific.

SPU Offices will be closed

Tue, 04/05

Steve Garber

Author & Founder of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture

Steve Garber is the principal of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture and author of Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good and The Fabric of Faithfulness. He will be focussing on reframing the way people understand life, especially the meaning of vocation and the common good.  Please join us!
Tue, 04/12

Doug Koskela

Professor of Theology, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

In addition to his work as a professor and associate dean, Doug Koskela also serves as president of the Wesleyan Theological Society.  Author of Calling and Clarity: Discovering What God Wants for Your Life, Dr. Koskela will be focussing on how to deal with anxiety and frustration while working through questions of vocational discernment.  Please join us!

Tue, 04/19

John M. Perkins

Author & Founder of the John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation

John M. Perkins is the president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, and the founder of the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training and Community Development at Seattle Pacific University.  As one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American Civil Rights movement, we're grateful that John continues to join us annually for this special chapel!

SPU Offices will be closed

Tue, 04/26


Carla Orlando 

Vocational Discernment Counselor

Carla Orlando serves as an instructor and a vocational discernment counselor for the Center for Career and Calling.  She is also an adjunct faculty member and coach in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University.  She will be focusing on the topic of vocational discernment.  Please join us!

Tue, 05/03

Rob Wall

Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture & Wesleyan Studies

The Lectio is a free online reading program that allows students, faculty and staff to explore God's Word with the guidance of an outstanding biblical scholar who has a deeply personal Christian faith. This quarter's Lectio on the book of Hebrews was written by Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture & Wesleyan Studies, Rob Wall.  Please join us for this service as Dr. Wall unpacks the book of Hebrews.

Tue, 05/10


Shanna Zolman

Greater Seattle Area Rep, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Shanna Zolman is a former WNBA player who, after being selected in the 2006 WNBA draft, spent four seasons with the San Antonio Silver Stars and two seasons with the Tulsa Shock.  Upon retiring, she moved to Seattle in order to work with the Pacific Northwest chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She spends the majority of her time discipling, mentoring and training student athletes on the campuses of Seattle Pacific University and the University of Washington.  We're excited to have her share with us today on the topic of wellness.
Tue, 05/17

Gregory Alan Thornbury

President of The King's College, New York City

Gregory Alan Thornbury is the sixth president of The King's College in New York City. Dr. Thornbury is a writer and speaker on philosophy, theology, education, spirituality and public thought, and we are excited to have him join us today!

Tue, 05/24

Stephen M. Newby

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Composition & The Center for Worship

The SPU Gospel Choir will be presenting excerpts from "Hosea," an oratorio composed and conducted by Associate Professor of Music and Director of Composition and the Center for Worship, Stephen Michael Newby.  Several included liturgies and librettos composed by University Chaplain, Bo Lim.

Tue, 05/31

Bo Lim

University Chaplain

University Chaplain, Bo Lim will lead us in a special Closing Communion service today.  He will be joined by the Gather Worship Team who will lead us in an extended time of worship through music and corporate reflection.

SPU Offices will be closed 

* The Gather ministry team is a collaborative partnership between the Office of Christian Community and Ministry (OCCM) and the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific.