The goal of SUM Seattle is to raise up and equip the ministry leaders of the future church. Our aim is that SUM Seattle students leave our program with the competence, education, and a foundation for ministry for the rest of their lives.
Through leadership and mentoring, our students will have access to ministry in large urban communities and inner city outreaches. They will enjoy partnering with local ministries as well as growing and developing their personal ministry calling.

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (SUM) equips indigenous leaders from America and the nations of the world by offering an affordable theological education combining academic instruction with practical hands-on ministry and personal mentorship. Our mission empowers these leaders to be instruments of change in their communities.


Academic Excellence

Passionate and qualified faculty with ministry experience and a love for students.

Affordable Education

Low cost tuition means that every student graduates with as little debt as possible.

Personal Mentorship

Each student receives leadership training from visionary leaders with ministry experience.

Practical Ministry

Receiving hands on ministry training in the local church means you can learn where you serve.


SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) www.wascsenior.org, and by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) www.abhe.org

What to expect at SUM-Seattle

Studying at SUM-Seattle, our students will be engaged in current ministries: children, youth, worship, and all adult ministries, and possibly help launch a ministry that does not yet exist. Students will grow in their knowledge and skills by plugging into and learning all helps, media and sound, and personal skills needed to work in these departments. Students called to worship will be trained and serve on the worship teams.

Core Ministry Experience in:

  • Children’s Ministry
  • Youth Ministry 
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • Adult Ministry- Helps Ministry, Welcome Center, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Celebrate Recovery
  • Outreach and Missions Work
  • Worship- SUM Worship team – play chapel and local events
  • Worship team Leader, Media/ Sound/ Pro-presenter
  • Other -Event planning, Coordinating trainings, Recruiting and budgeting

Joy Mattingly
Cohort Advisor

Joy is here to help make your decision to pursue your degree an easy one. As the Cohort Advisor, Joy knows the ins and outs of the SUM system and will help you every step of the way. Her love for people and education make her the best person to lend a hand.

Contact Joy today, jmattingly@sum.edu or fill in the form below.

Wesley Henry
Visionary Leader

Pastor Wesley Henry has the heart to develop and release ministry leaders who are equipped and ready to lead the next generation. Pastor Wes holds a BS in Ministerial Leadership Degree from Southeastern University.

He understands the importance of how proper education, tied together with practical experience, creates a well rounded minister of the Gospel. Having been in ministry over 20 years, Pastor Wes has the desire to continue his own education by pursuing a Masters Degree in the near future.
Contact Pastor Wes today at whenry@sum.edu.

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