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University Advancement Staff

Advancement Services and Research

 

Sharalyn BechtelSharalyn Bechtel
Prospect Development Manager

206-281-2313
bechtels@spu.edu

Sharalyn joined the University Advancement team in 2018 and works behind-the-scenes in research and analytics. With a background in fundraising and development, she is thrilled to be serving the SPU community.


Jennifer LaBrieJennifer LaBrie
Director, Development Research and Information Strategy

206-281-2884
jlabrie@spu.edu

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.


Jonathan RahaeuserJonathan Rahaeuser
Gift Processing Manager

206-281-2237
rahaeuserj@spu.edu

Jon is responsible for managing SPU’s gift processing systems, as well as the financial reporting of gifts and pledges to the university. He worked in education prior to joining University Advancement in 2017.


Jennifer LaBrie, Prospect ResearcherBeth Schaafsma
Assistant Director, Advancement Services
206-281-2063

eschaafsma@spu.edu


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.


Chris SmithChris Smith
Systems Support Manager

206-281-2993
smithchrisr@spu.edu

With a background in software development, Chris brings his knowledge of data administration and design to SPU. He earned his BS in Computer Science from Florida State University and joined University Advancement in 2017.


Isabelle WoodwardIsabelle Woodward
Data Analytics Project Manager & Gifts Coordinator

206-281-2447
woodwardi@spu.edu

Isabelle works both with gift processing and in managing projects which use data analytics to support the Office of Advancementís strategic goals. She earned her BA in Business from the University of Washington and her MBA from SPU with an emphasis in Information Systems Management. She joined University Advancement in 2017.

 

 

 


Donor Relations

 

Doro DoyleDoro Doyle
Stewardship and Donor Relations Manager

206-281-2705
doyled1@spu.edu

Dorothy helps donors realize the significant impact their gifts to SPU make in students' lives. Before joining the Advancement team, she worked for more than 20 years connecting faith-based nonprofits with their supporters. She has an MEd in higher education and a BS in communication.


Maribeth Martin, Senior Gift OfficerMaribeth (Martin) Lopit
Director, Advancement
206-281-2448
maribeth@spu.edu

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 PearsonJohn Pearson
Advancement Officer
206-281-2132
pearsonj3@spu.edu


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.


Jennifer StandleeAndi Saccoccio
Senior Advancement Officer

206-281-2083
andis@spu.edu

Andi has spent the past 25 years in a variety of settings, including higher education, the church, and human rights NGOs, inviting others to engage in an impactful integration of faith and work. She earned her BA from Western Maryland College, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is ordained in the PC(USA).

 

 


Endowments and Gift Planning

 

 

 

Bryan Jones

Senior Gift Planning Officer

206-281-2250

bryan@spu.edu

Bryan has served SPU since 2001 in admissions, major gifts, alumni and parent relations, and now endowments and gift planning. As a 1999 alumnus of SPU, Bryan’s passion for SPU and its mission to engage the culture and change the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ is what motivates him in his work day in and day out, serving SPU alumni, donors, and friends find ways they can partner with SPU.



Marlon Sandlin, Director of Development - Gift PlanningMarlon Sandlin
Director, Endowments and Gift Planning

206-281-2257

msandlin@spu.edu

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

Kathie Delph
Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer
206-281-2528
delphk@spu.edu

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.