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Category: Missions

Karen Beiler — Coffee With a Mission

 Karen (Dickey) Beiler, ’07, believes that missions and coffee go hand in hand.  In a quaint and booming area of downtown Springfield, Missouri, Karen and her husband, Justin, own a renovated historical building that houses their coffee company, a boutique hotel and coworking space. The building is home to Eurasia ... More


April 17, 2020

SEU Professors Reach Alaska

Although it is a part of the United States, Alaska is often overlooked and forgotten. Out in the barren wilderness, known as the Alaskan Bush, there are little to no churches. A few Southeastern professors have noticed this need and have dedicated many years to planting and sowing the seeds of God’s love in various regions. One of these professors is Dr. ... More


April 6, 2020

Andrew Knight on Attending SEU After Growing Up on the Mission Field

After having spent the majority of his life abroad in Uganda, Andrew Knight ('16) always aspired to return to the States for college.  Although he and his family are originally from Pennsylvania, Andrew’s parents serve as missionaries in Uganda. His father teaches at the African Bible University, a Bible college in ... More


Learning for Life — #GivingTuesday

Part of our #GivingTuesday story series.  Tori Rasmussen, ’11, came to Southeastern knowing he was called to be a missionary, but it was here that he learned that in order to fulfill God’s plan for his life, he needed a strong theological foundation. Through the wisdom of his professors and his interactive courses, SEU ... More


The Penny Story — #GivingTuesday

Part of our #GivingTuesday story series.  Thanks to influence from her SEU mentors, alumna Kendall (Altmyer) Phillips, ’13 + ’15,  launched The Penny Story, a movement-turned-nationwide nonprofit, which is dedicated to raising awareness of and serving victims of human trafficking. After interning with Christine Caine’s A21 Campaign, Kendall developed a strong passion for bringing awareness and ... More


SEU Missions — #GivingTuesday

Part of our #GivingTuesday story series.  One of the most distinctive aspects of the Southeastern University experience is our passion for missions. Our students receive the opportunity to serve communities in both local and ... More


November 14, 2018

Dr. Bob Houlihan’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

At SEU, our faculty members show excellence, dedication and compassion both in the classroom and in the community. Dr. Bob Houlihan of SEU's Barnett College of Ministry & Theology is the founder and chair of Crossroads Alliance & Ministries. This organization is one of many ... 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


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