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University Ministries: Building Relationships

Cadres, Small Groups, and Mentoring

Building relationships is one of our highest goals in University Ministries.  You belong in this place.  You discover that when we worship together.  You also discover it as you meet with smaller groups of people.

In a Cadre, you get to get to know students, professors, and staff outside of class.  You talk about how your major or another topic of interest intersects with your faith.  Make connections, ask questions, belong. (see below for a list of the Cadres) 

In a small group, you can connect with a group of other students or staff to help each other grow spiritually.  Walk through a season of life together, encourage each other in faith and life decisions, have conversations that matter, have fun.  Most small groups are hosted by students for students.  Some are hosted by faculty and staff.

If you want to be in a small group with students, check out the SMC ministry or the Sharpen Ministry.  If you are interested in a small group with faculty or staff, contact to see if any are open.

Sound interesting? Contact Office of University Ministries (email).


Current Cadres:






Nurses Christian Fellowship SPU's chapter of the Nurses Christian Fellowship.  The purpose is to engage the Good News of Jesus Christ to bring God's love and healing to nursing and healthcare. 

Carol McFarland, Advisor

Bomin Shim, Advisor

2nd & 4th Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm

Marston 337

Impact Players The purpose of Impact Players is to encourage SPU students-athletes to join together weekly for a time of fellowship and inspiration from God's Word as it pertains to sports and to challenge them to consistently live out their faith on and off the playing field or court.

Caitlyn Rohrbach

Donte Quinine, Advisor

Tuesday evenings

7:30 pm

Falcon Lounge

Veteran & Military Support Cadre A place for community and Christian fellowship for SPU students who are veterans, in ROTC, or affiliated with the military. Please join us in discussions around issues specific to military and post-military life. Including but not limited to issues of health and well-being, relationships, and finances.  Facilitated by faculty and staff at SPU who are veterans. 

Margaret Brown, advisor

Russ Killingsworth, advisor

Jim Rand, advisor


Monthly meeting times vary

contact Margaret Brown to join in


Finding Your Calling

What will I do with my life? Am I on my path? Can I be happy, live my gifts and meet the world's need? In this vocational discernment cadre, we will explore significant questions in a practical way. Learn and practice tools for everyday decision-making as well as discerning your life's call. Students of all majors and faith backgrounds are welcome.

Carla Orlando

Tuesdays @

1:00 pm

CBTE House


The Orthodox Christian

Fellowship Cadre

What can today's Christian learn about vocation from the Eastern Church? The Orthodox Christian Fellowship cadre will be a place for young adults to find community and friendship in their spiritual lives, to learn more about the traditions and practices of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and provide outreach to our local Seattle community.  The cadre is open to all students who identify as Orthodox Christians or are interested in leanring about this Christian tradition. 

Stamatis Vokos, Cadre Advisor

Ranae Wright, Student Advisor

Kingswood House

2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

6:30-8:30 PM

SPU Catholic Cadre

Please join us weekly to learn more about Catholic Christianity through friendship, study, discussion and prayer, and monthly to celebrate Mass.  Both Catholics and non-Catholics are most welcome!

Jan Vallone Roberts, Advisor

Cadre meets in Weter Lounge on Thursdays from 11:30-12:30 PM

Once a month Mass will be held at First Free Methodist Church in lieu of cadre.  The dates of mass are 10/24, 11/14, 12/5, 1/16, 2/13, 3/6, 4/10, 5/15 & 6/5 (also at 11:30-12:30 PM)

Women with a Passion for Ministry Every other Tuesday both women and men gather to work through a cathchesis that lays out a bibilical support for women in all roles fo leadership in the church. Written by SPU graduate, Dr. Shannon Smythe, and the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, Dr. Rob Wall, this helpful resource will help guid conversation on this challenging subject.

Kelsey Rorem, Advisor

Starting October 10, biweekly on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM. 

Join at any point in the quarter!


Faculty or staff interested in starting a cadre please fill out the cadre proposal form (PDF).