Welcome to Holden Village

Over the course of 50 years now, Holden Village has been transformed from a copper mining town to a vibrant place of education, programming, and worship. It has been a rich journey of faith. Holden welcomes all people of good will who seek contemplation and community in the remote wilderness of the beautiful Cascade Mountains. We invite people of all ages to come and experience our rhythms, which inspire and equip travelers for a sustainable life of faith outside the Village. And we continue to listen to and reflect on our story and history as we seek to discover our place in God’s creative mission in our world. 

Summer 2017: Beginning Together


Registration is now open! Holden Village invites you to join us for our Summer 2017 guest season under the theme Beginning Together. We cannot wait to begin this renewed and re-formed journey in Railroad Creek Valley together with all of you. Click here for more information. We hope to see you in the Village!

Holden Near You: Winter Concerts

Mark your calendar for two nights with Holden Village as we "Begin Together" with conversation and song, celebrating the re-emergence of Holden from a time of remediation and the return of vibrant education and programming for Summer 2017. Individuals, groups, and families are all welcome! We will gather at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) on January 27th and at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) on February 9th. Click here for more information about featured musicians, times, and more at these free-of-charge events.


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Looking for a great way to spend some time at Holden? We need energetic, enthusiastic, hard-working, and fun-loving employees and volunteers! We are especially looking for an Electrical Lead (Employee position, open now), Waterworks Lead, and Head Cooks (long-term volunteer positions, open now). Long-term positions are also available for Kitchen Assistants, Housekeepers, and more. For a full list of positions and to apply, check out Short-Term Volunteers or Long-Term Volunteers. Come join us!

Village Voice

Read thought-provoking articles from our quarterly magazine. Available online.

Media Ministry

Share our conversations with teaching faculty around Re-Formation, the reforming of our relationships with the earth, with each other, and with the Divine.  Listen here or look for "The Holden Village Podcast" on iTunes.



A rich trove of lectures and discussions by more than 1,500 presenters over the years. 


Holden NetWorks

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