About Holden

Welcome to Holden Village

Once a mining town and now a robust center for renewal—a Lutheran ministry welcoming all people into the wilderness to be called, equipped and sent by God. The center of our lives at Holden is the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our work is to welcome people in, allow them to open their lives to that Good News and take it with them as they return to their lives in the world.

The Village’s ministry has been continuous for more than 50 years. Now we are in a unique era, a time of remediating the environmental scars left from mining and an opportunity for the Village to renew its infrastructure and facilities. During this time we will be able to accommodate guests only in winter months (approximately late November to May 1). During construction season, May 1 to late November, we joyously welcome volunteers who want to help with Village Renewal for a week or more.

Please spend some time exploring our website and consider exploring the Village and adjacent Glacier Peak Wilderness in person. If you have further questions, just send us an email.



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Stephanie and Chuck Carpenter, Holden Village executive directors