Church, Coffee and Community - Kevin Bates ('11)
Seminary graduate Kevin Bates planted Resonate Christian Church in 2011, a church that is intentionally relational. He also launched Symposium Coffee in Sherwood, which became one of Sherwood's most popular coffee house within a week of its 2011 opening. In 2013, he expanded Symposium's reach by opening a location in downtown Tigard. The Tigard shop is a favorite among seminary students, faculty, and alumni, partly due to its close proximity to the seminary campus. Kevin credits the seminary for shaping his vision of bringing hope and impacting lives in Sherwood and Tigard.