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John Terrill

Director, Center for Integrity in Business

Phone: 206-281-2502
Office: Center House

Education: BS, Finance, Indiana University, 1989; MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1995; MAR, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2003; MATh, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2005. At SPU since 2008.

Prior to joining SPU as the first full-time director of the Center for Integrity in Business, John Terrill served as the first national director for Professional Schools Ministries with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, as well as a campus minister at Harvard Business School and national director for MBA Ministry. While at InterVarsity, Mr. Terrill co-directed multiple national conferences and led numerous vocational missions (consulting projects) to Southeast Asia and Central Africa, focusing on issues related to leadership development, ethics training, and economic development.

Before joining InterVarsity, Mr. Terrill worked with Hay Group, a global management consultancy. In this role, he consulted in both the compensation and organization development practices and assisted companies in a wide range of industries. Prior to consulting, Mr. Terrill served with NationsBank (now Bank of America) as a real estate and commercial lender.

Mr. Terrill has served on the boards of "faith at work" ministries, as well as the advisory board for a privately owned professional services firm. He is a regular contributor to journals that equip leaders for Christian vocation in the marketplace, and mentors students of Seattle Pacific Seminary in embracing a holistic vision for ministry in the marketplace.

Selected Publications

Comment Magazine

Personal Links

John Terrill's website


Why I Work at SPU

John Terrill, Director, Center for Integrity in Business

"I direct the Center for Integrity in Business (and teach) at SPU because I want to see young leaders embrace their work in business as meaningful, sacred calling. I desire business to reach its full potential as a trusted steward and agent of transformation in the world, and I yearn for those called to serve in this context to lead with integrity and to shape a more just and sustainable world."