University Advancement Staff
Advancement Services and Research
Systems Support Manager
Born and raised in Thailand, Scott earned a bachelorís degree in computer science and psychology at Seattle Pacific in 2013. Intending to give back to the SPU community, he worked in Undergraduate Admissions after graduation and then transitioned into his current role in Advancement Services.
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 in 2010 with a BA in psychology and joined the staff at SPU in 2012.
Gift and Data Entry Coordinator
Kyara graduated from SPU in 2004 with a BA in business administration and concentration in marketing. Following graduation, she served in University Services until joining Advancement Services in 2016.
Director, Research Development and Information Strategy
Jennifer oversees Advancement Services and is responsible for all aspects of donor research in support of Seattle Pacific’s major gifts. Her SPU degrees include a BA in social sciences, secondary education and a MS in marriage and family therapy. Jennifer joined University Advancement in 2011.
Assistant Director, Advancement Services
Beth is a third-generation SPU alum. She earned her BS in biology in 2008, and is excited to be working on campus, providing data support to University Advancement. Prior to joining Advancement Services in 2015, she was a research entomologist.
Prospect Development Analyst
Megan works in research on a variety of projects related to prospect identification and management. She joined the SPU Advancement in 2015, bringing with her experience in nonprofit work and a passion for education.
Maribeth (Martin) Lopit
For more than 20 years, Maribeth 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. She joined the Seattle Pacific development team in 2011.
John joined the Advancement team in 2015. Prior to SPU, he was an area director for Young Life, working to improve donor relationships and giving strategies. He has a BS in business administration from the University of Montana.
An joined the SPU staff in 2015, bringing with her 10 years of experience connecting donors and volunteers with secondary schools. She earned a BA in human biology from Stanford University and is an active volunteer for the Haas Center for Public Service.
Director, Planned Giving
Marlon has served SPU since 2001 and has more than 30 years of gift planning experience with various Christian organizations. He earned his BA in sociology from UC Berkeley in 1975, an MDiv from Fuller Seminary in 1979, and obtained his Certified Financial Planner™ certification in 1990.
Foundation and Corporate Relations
Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer
Kathie oversees Foundation and Corporate development for SPU, joining the University Advancement team in 2015. She has spent most of her career working in international development for faith-based organizations and is the parent of an SPU graduate.
Director, 125th Anniversary Celebration
John has been an important part of the Seattle Pacific campus since his days as an undergraduate. A 1970 graduate, he’s had several important roles at SPU, including director of university communications, director of graduate admissions, and now director of the 125th celebration.
Lindsay joined Seattle Pacific in 2011 as events manager. She works on significant events, including the annual Downtown Business Breakfast, Sacred Sounds of Christmas, and Presidentís Circle Dinner. She has a BA from Eastern Washington University.