Welcome to Holden Village
Over the course of 50 years, Holden Village has been transformed from a copper mining town to a vibrant place of education, programming, and worship. Holden invites people of goodwill of all ages to come and experience our rhythms, which inspire and equip travelers for a sustainable life of faith outside the Village.
Holden Village welcomes and embraces people of all races, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. We strive to overcome learned prejudices and develop relationships across difference. We actively seek liberation and transformation through education, relationship, and engagement with the Village’s core values.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Holden Village is not able to welcome guests at the Village or at the Bed and Breakfast at this time. We continue to work with the Chelan County Health Department and the State of Washington to protect the health of the current village community of nearly 40 people. Thank you for your prayers and support for Holden. We are preparing for a potential 2021 summer program if conditions allow.
2021 Teaching Faculty Applications
Holden Village is now seeking proposals from prospective Teaching Faculty and Guest Musicians for summer 2021. We anticipate an unprecedented summer season and facilitators will be invited to engage a smaller community than usual. Holden Village seeks candidates who are flexible and open as well as experts in their field. The program will include visual and performing arts, the sciences, theology, diversity, inclusion and racial justice, global and domestic topics, and more.
Urgent Job Postings
Holden Village is looking for the following positions to be filled this winter:
INTERIM PASTOR – Winter/Spring 2021
For more urgent staffing needs, visit our Immediate Employment and Volunteer Opportunities page.
Now is the time to listen and learn to the lived experience of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. It is also time for Holden to examine its history of privilege. Holden Village is an Educational Retreat Center with ties to the whitest denomination in the US, serving an audience that has been predominantly white. It is Holden's responsibility to bear witness to what is happening in the world, to elevate the voices of Black and Brown people, to change the course of inequities, and to break down structural prejudice in all forms where it exists, within Holden and in white and Christian U.S. culture.
Holden Village Welcomes New Executive Directors
Holden Village welcomes the three-person team of Kathie Caemmerer-Bach, Mark Bach, and Stacy Kitahata to serve as Holden Village Executive Directors.
Looking for a change of pace, a supportive community, and the opportunity to learn new skills? Check out Holden's Job Board for a complete list of volunteer and employment opportunities now available in the Village.
Cover Photos by Janelle Bouman, Mark Bach, Julia Hubbard, and Callie Mabry