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.

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

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.

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