Rev. Andrea Saccoccio’s work as a pastor, leader, educator, innovator, and administrator has prepared her well to give leadership to our highly relational work with existing and prospective donors. As Director of Advancement Andi serve as primary fund-raiser for The Seattle School and The Allender Center, but will also explore multiple ways we “advance” the work of the institution in programs, community engagement, and innovative projects.
Andi worked as a pastor at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, WA (2011-2015) and also at Menlo Park Presbyterian in the Bay Area (2000-2002), She spent much of her career working with university students—most recently as a chaplain and faculty member at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA (2002-2008) and ten years on staff with InterVarsity in Massachusetts at Holy Cross, Mount Holyoke, and Springfield International Colleges in addition to work with graduate students at Tufts and Harvard Universities (1990-2000). Andi has also served on staff with International Justice Mission and Oasis International, mobilizing students and communities to address human trafficking and more recently served the Alliance or Children Everywhere/Christian Alliance for Children, Zambia as Director of Donor Relations.
Andi’s educational background includes a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary (2001) where she is currently working to complete her Doctor of Ministry in collaboration with Josh Packard (Church Refugees). She also, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Western Maryland College (1987).
Andi is ordained in the Presbyterian Church, USA and has been certified as a mediator through the Mediators Institute of Ireland.