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Louise Sausele Furrow
Vice President for University Advancement
(206) 281-2951


University Advancement
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98119-1957

Kathie Delph
Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer

Kathie oversees Foundation and Corporate development for SPU, and joined the University Advancement team in 2015. She earned her BA from the University of California, Irvine, and has spent the majority of her career working in international development for faith-based organizations. As the proud parent of a recent SPU graduate, she is passionate about helping young adults gain a superb education grounded on the gospel of Jesus Christ, and equipping them with the tools to influence the world for good.

Scott Denney, Systems Support ManagerScott Denney
Systems Support Manager

Scott, born and raised in Thailand, came to SPU seeking a Christian education. He worked for Student Academic Services while earning bachelorís degrees in computer science and psychology. Upon graduation, Scott felt a need to give back to the SPU community. He immediately took a position in Undergraduate Admissions, then transitioned into his current role with Advancement Services.

Rachel Ellis, Program CoordinatorRachel Ellis
Gift Processing Manager


Rachel oversees gift processing and donor acknowledgement for all gifts made to Seattle Pacific University. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in 2010 with a BA in psychology. Following graduation, she served as a post-baccalaureate records specialist at PLNU prior to joining the staff at SPU in August 2012.

Lynne Hall
Assistant to the Vice President, University Advancement

Lynne earned her BA from Seattle Pacific in 1976 and joined the University Advancement team in 2000. After five years as administrative assistant in the Alumni Office, she made the transition to the office of the vice president. Lynne brings to her position experience as an elementary school teacher and 10 years as children’s ministries administrator at her church. She and her husband, Ken (’77) have three grown children.

Jennifer LaBrie, Prospect ResearcherJennifer LaBrie
Director, Research Development and Information Strategy


Jennifer joined the University Advancement staff in 2011. She oversees Advancement Services and is responsible for all aspects of donor research in support of Seattle Pacific's major gifts. Her strong ties to the University include a BA in social sciences, secondary education and an MS in marriage and family therapy. Prior to working at SPU, she was the admissions director at a local Bible college.

Maribeth Martin, Senior Gift OfficerMaribeth (Martin) Lopit
Director, Advancement

Maribeth joined the Seattle Pacific development team in August 2011. For more than 20 years she has worked for local organizations, connecting donors and volunteers with causes ranging from children’s health care, global relief and development, to affordable housing for seniors. “It is a joy and privilege to come alongside people who are passionate about SPU and who desire to maximize their charitable giving to expand opportunities for students to learn and serve.”

John Pearson
Advancement Officer

Beth Schaafsma
Assistant Director, Advancement Services

Megan Stariha, Prospect Development AnalystMegan Stariha

Prospect Development Analyst

Megan works in research on a variety of projects related to prospect identification and management. She joined the SPU Advancement team in June of 2015, bringing with her experience in nonprofit work and a passion for education. Megan is thrilled to be working in support of Seattle Pacific’s mission and work in providing students a truly transformative experience.

An TranAn Tran
Advancement Officer

An joined the SPU staff in 2015. She brings 10 years of experience connecting donors and volunteers with secondary schools. “I value building authentic relationships with people who care about preparing capable and humble servant-leaders for our world.” An earned a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and remains an active volunteer for the Haas Center for Public Service.