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Category: Calling

SEU Alum Nominated for Dove Award

If you ever get the privilege to talk to Joivan Jimenez, ’15 — whose song Generación de Fuego has been nominated for a 2017 Dove Award for Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year — you’ll find yourself smiling ear to ear, inspired by his love of God, humble demeanor and true desire to lead worship. He recently shared with us his journey of faith and how Southeastern University influenced ... More


First Doctor of Ministry Cohort

Southeastern University’s first Doctor of Ministry cohort*, which launched in the fall of 2016, is comprised of men and women of varying ages and ethnicities. They are ministers, pastors, leaders and scholars from all walks of life. We sat down with this dynamic group during their summer intensive session to learn their thoughts about the program so far. What Brought Them ... More


Determined to Worship – Carlos Lara

When Carlos Lara, now a sophomore at Southeastern, was five years old, he started to notice that he was different than his peers. Carlos was born without hands. His Christian family inspired him and he became determined to serve God to the best of his ability. He shares the story of his constant struggle of wanting to worship God ... More


Chester Spellman, Americorps Director

Southeastern University alumnus, Chester Spellman, was appointed by the White House as the director of AmeriCorps for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Called to Serve “I believe there is no greater calling than the calling to serve. I am deeply honored to be appointed by the White House and thrilled for the opportunity to lead AmeriCorps at the national ... More


August 2, 2017

SEU Worship Releases New Album

Infused throughout the inspiring three days of SEU Conference were 11 uplifting, original songs — all completely written, performed and produced by our all-student music ministry SEU Worship. This SEU Worship album is self-titled, and is the group's fifth live album. Physical copies of the album were available for purchase during SEU Conference, and SEU Worship ... More


SEU Documentaries—A Ripple Effect

Everyone is familiar with the analogy of comparing ripples in the water to a catalyst that causes multiple, far-reaching effects. Southeastern’s annual documentary project aims to be just that for issues that face our world today. Each year since 2012, teams of SEU students, staff and faculty have worked with relevant organizations to produce a documentary about a topic of significance and social importance. This project started with SEU Destinations, ... More


The Penny Story: A Worthy Cause

When the topic of human trafficking comes up, many conversations about 
what seems to be a distant and hopeless situation often grow quiet. This is not the case, however, when talking to Kendall Altmyer '13. Her face lights
 up with passion as she shares a story of hope. She points to the 
copper penny bracelet stamped 
with the word “Worthy” and
 penny tattoo inked on her arm 
as she shares ... More


SEU Alum’s Wildlife Journey

Michael Hughes, who received the Southeastern Award at this spring’s commencement ceremony, was not your ordinary college student. While many Florida students enjoy spending their weekends at the beach, Michael devoted his free time to writing and self-publishing his books. Over the four years of his college experience, Michael, an Arizona native and biology major, published three books on the wildlife found in Arizona, Brazil and Florida. Michael was ... More


New Worship Pastor Returns Home from Hillsong

Since 2011, David Cook has been living Down Under and serving as part of the worship team at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. Now five years later, he’s excited to return to his home state of Florida with his wife, Corina, and son, Jude — bringing with him the experience, training and life lessons he has gained to his new position as the campus worship pastor at Southeastern University. Check out ... More


Reaching Madagascar

“I clearly remember God calling me to Africa, but I did not want to go alone,” said Dr. Aaron Santmyire ’00. Aaron felt called to be a missionary to Africa at the age of 12 while attending a youth camp where evangelist Greg Hubbard was speaking. Several years later, Aaron would meet his wife, Heather (Seymour) ’01, a missionary kid who was born and raised in Zimbabwe for 12 years. Heather also felt called ... More