The School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University is an ecumenical school within a university setting. It is located at the Hunthausen Hall. Seattle University itself is a highly recognized Jesuit higher education institution in the Pacific Northwest, which endorses Jesuit’s core values such as care for the whole person, faith that does justice, and contemplative action. STM strives to prepare leaders who are rooted in deep spirituality. On its website, the school aspires:
Our graduates emerge as “contemplatives in action”—valuing a way of being in the world that is rooted in spirituality. Some sit across from clients in therapy with unique attentiveness that is fostered through holistic self-care. Others lead churches and nonprofits with a humble sensitivity to the needs and attributes of clients and community members. They take time for personal deep reading of sacred texts and spiritual direction while being quick to laugh and celebrate. And still others are in the trenches of social service, working to end homelessness, breaking down racial barriers, or mentoring young people in their quest for identity.