Bishop John Shelby Spong ~ June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021
Bishop Spong provided a much needed place for those of us who did not connect with traditional theology. We love you Bishop Spong. You will be missed! Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s, Morristown, NJ and at St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA. Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available

Eco Ministry Certificate – Yearlong Program


The Eco-Ministry Certificate program is open to anyone.  You do not need to be a pastor, a Christian, or a spiritual leader and most participants are not. Many are being called into service to the Great Turning, as Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy and many others have called this moment in history.  The program is a container, a “wild seed bed” for those who sense that they are standing on a threshold, ready to embody more authentically the call unique to their own soul and gifts, particular to their own bio-region and human community at this urgently important time of transition.

The ReWilding the Pastor’s Soul program, offered Fall 2021, provides essentially the same Eco-Ministry Certificate experience, but is particularly targeted to pastors and others in positions of spiritual leadership (however you define that for yourself!) When the inner call to a deeper faith, more connected with the natural world, more challenging to the status quo comes for spiritual leaders, it can be challenging finding support and companionship on that journey. As well, many studies show that pastors suffer the highest rates of burnout, loneliness, and depression amongst all professions. Many in spiritual leadership often get so focused on tending to the needs of others that they neglect the well-being of their own souls. 

Click here to read full details of certificate program and description of modules. 

October 17, 2021 - September 30, 2022