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. 

Seeking Teaching Faculty!

Holden is recruiting potential teaching faculty for 2017 and 2018. Our teaching will focus on the themes of Re-Formation; reforming our relationship to God, to the earth and to each other. We seek candidates with expertise in the Arts, Theology and Philosophy, Environmental and Social Sciences, Social Justice issues, and Peacemaking. The online submission form and more information can be found at holdenvillage.org/educa. Submissions will be accepted until November 1, 2016. 


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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 a Food Service Lead and an Electrical Lead (both Employee positions, open now). Positions are also currently available for Head Cooks, Kitchen Assistants, Mavericks, Housekeepers, Carpenters, and other longer term positions. For a more extensive list of positions and links to applications check out Short-Term Volunteers or Long-Term Volunteers. Come join us!


Photo by Lindsey Scheid

Each guest and staff bed in the Village is covered with a handmade quilt made by Holdenites near and far. Every quilt in the Village tells a story and is a piece of Holden history in its own right. Holden is currently seeking donations of Twin Extra-Long quilts to blanket our newly-donated Twin Extra-Long beds. Find out more on the Quilts page. 

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. 


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