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The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers visits the Diocese of Olympia!

Published by Kate Wesch on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 4:52 PM
Rector's Reflections

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation, will visit the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia May 21-23. Canon Spellers’ self-described mission is to help Episcopalians follow Jesus’ Way of Love and to grow loving, life-giving, and liberating relationships with God, each other, and the earth. The author of Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other, and the Spirit of Transformation – as well as The Episcopal Way and Companions on the Episcopal Way (with Eric Law) – she has directed mission and evangelism work at General Theological Seminary and as a canon in the Diocese of Long Island; founded The Crossing, a ground-breaking church within St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston; and led numerous church-wide renewal efforts. A native of Frankfort, Kentucky, and a graduate of both Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, she makes her home today in New York's Harlem neighborhood.

Canon Spellers will speak at three public events during her visit. 

May 21—Good Samaritan, Sammamish, 7pm, “Becoming the Beloved Community”

A stirring exploration of the Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, justice and reconciliation. Come, learn and be inspired to grow Beloved Community in your own community. Learn more

May 22—Saint Mark’s Cathedral, 7pm, “Are We There Yet? Racial Healing and Reconciliation in Our Time”

An interactive reflection on the reality of racism and the hope for justice and healing in our time. Gain courage and renew your commitment to being agents of transformation. Learn more at

May 23—St. John, Olympia, 7pm, “Episcopal Evangelism 101”

A practical, uniquely Episcopal take on evangelism that’s relational, mutual and humble and inspiring. Reimagine evangelism and get ready to share and celebrate the love of God in new ways. Learn more at

All the evening events are free of charge and open to the public, however they are ticketed and require pre-registration here. For any questions contact The Rev. Dr. Steve Danzey at

Get your tickets: here.

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