Kidnapped SPU alumna rescued

According to the Free Methodist Church, the Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a 1964 Seattle Pacific alumna, was released to Nigerian authorities and church officials late last week. “We thank God Phyllis Sortor, Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria, was safely released today, Friday, March 6, early evening Nigeria time,” Bishop David Kendall said in a church statement. […]

SPU alum kidnapped in Nigeria

Five armed men in southern Nigeria abducted the Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a 1964 Seattle Pacific alumna and missionary associated with the Free Methodist Church in Seattle, at around 1:30 a.m. PST. According to church officials, Sortor was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State, where she works as a financial administrator. Nigerian […]