Missions Department

Welcome to the "Gateway to Service"! Washington Adventist University is home to the longest standing collegiate missionary program in the Seventh-day Adventist church. Beginning in the summer of 1959, Marlin Mathiesen, then a student at Washington Missionary College, began a rich tradition that has become customary among most Adventist institutions across our nation.

The Missions Department is committed to keeping the spirit of service alive. Each year we commit to four life-changing mission trips abroad and weekly outreach in our neighboring communities. Take a moment to view our galleries, learning about our ministries and their leaders, hear our amazing stories, and be inspired to fulfill whatever purpose God has for your life. 


Kaneil Williams                                                                                            Director of Mission










Extend Mission Experience Reaching Globally to Everyone (EMERGE) is a mission movement on the campus of Washington Adventist University, which provides students the opportunity to participate in short term missions outside of the United States of America.



Mission Statement


EMERGE is here to empower students to be activated ministers, teachers, disciples, and moral leaders while serving in an international mission field.


 Missions Registration Form