Wolverine Creek Fire


For updates on the Wolverine Creek Fire and how it's impacting Holden Village, please visit our fire update page or our Facebook page. (photo by Lindsey Scheid)

Welcome to Holden Village

Holden Village is a Lutheran ministry, nestled in a forested valley at 3,200 feet in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state. The Village welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds, offering modest yet comfortable amenities in a wilderness setting. 

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Hiking For Holden


Map illustration by Elizabeth Person

Holden Board Member James Nagel is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in honor of Holden Village this season! Click below for more information, to track James' progress, or to contribute to his campaign.

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What’s New

WOLVERINE CREEK FIRE: Please visit our fire information page for the latest on the Wolverine Creek fire and its impact on Holden Village.

CALLED, EQUIPPED, AND SENT: Thousands of people spend time in Holden Village each year. Whether you came on long-term staff and stayed for years, or only for a holiday weekend, we all share one thing in common: we are members of the Holden Community. Eventually, the time comes for each of us to leave Railroad Creek Valley. “Called, Equipped, & Sent” is part of an effort to keep members of the Holden Community connected; think of it as a Holden Alumni page. Members of the Holden Community are invited to share updates on major life events outside of the Village, including births, deaths, marriages, major vocational milestones, and other life events. As space allows, submissions will be shared in the Holden Village Voice and on our website. Please fill out the form here to be included!

Coming Events

September 12: Creation Awakes event - Wenatchee, WA

October 3: Creation Awakes event - Kirkland, WA

Holden Voices

As the Village begins its journey of recovery from the Wolverine Creek Fire, Electrician Penny Gates, who is currently one of only a few in the Village, reflects on what is lost and what is still to be gained.
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Holden NetWorks

By joining Holden NetWorks, you can ensure we have accurate and up-to-date information. You can set your communication preferences, register for events and track your giving. We never share your information with other entities. Click the button below to create your account or sign in. 
*Please be patient. Accessing this site routes you to the Village and back, which slows your high-speed internet to more of a Holden pace.


Now Under Construction

The Village operated as a mining town from 1937-1957. It is now the site of a massive remediation project to clean up environmental problems left from those mining days. During this disruption, village infrastructure and facilities are also being upgraded. Guest visits are not possible during the summer construction season. Volunteer staff continue to live at the Village year-round, and skilled trades professionals are sought to help with Holden's infrastructure updates. 

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Audio Archive

Listen to recordings of teaching sessions, discussions and seminars.