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

Wild Luminary Webinar with Victoria Loorz: “Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us Into the Sacred”

Seminary of the Wild offers master teaching and deep wisdom from wild luminaries in the field of eco-spirituality. Each luminary offers a unique voice to the new story that is emerging in our world today, their keynotes and writings are woven into the curriculum of our Eco-ministry Yearlong programs and introductory online immersions.

Once upon a time, humans lived in intimate relationship with nature.

Whether disillusioned by the dominant church or unfulfilled by traditional expressions of faith, many of us long for a deeper spirituality. Victoria Loorz certainly did. Coping with an unraveling vocation, identity, and planet, Loorz turned to the wanderings of spiritual leaders and the sanctuary of the natural world, eventually co- the Wild Church Network and Seminary of the Wild. With an ecospiritual lens on biblical narratives and a fresh look at a community larger than our own species, Victoria will invite participants to uncover the wild roots of their faith and encourage a deepened commitment to a suffering earth by falling in love with it–and calling it church.

This webinar is a collaboration with the Wild Church Network. Victoria will share stories from her book, invite others to share stories from their wild church experiences and encourage participants to create practices of reconnection with the natural world as sacred.

Victoria Loorz has been engaged with the integration of Spirit and Earth for over thirty years. As a writer, a pastor of indoor and wild churches, a climate activist, and an eco-spiritual director, Victoria has focused on developing spiritual practices underlying interconnections between all things as the dynamic presences of the Sacred.

**In collaboration with Wild Church Network ( and Earth Jam 2021: Community and Practices for Stepping Up in a time of EmergencE/Y (

Victoria Loorz, Cofounder of Seminary of the Wild & The Wild Church Network will invite participants to uncover the wild roots of their faith and encourage a deepened commitment to a suffering Earth by falling in love with it — and calling it church.

**Celebrate with Seminary of the Wild co-founder Victoria Loorz for the release of her book, Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred on October 5. **