June 20-25

ASA LEE

person smilingRev. Dr. Asa Lee is a socially conscious religious educator and pastoral leader. He is the new President of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He is a sought-after lecturer exploring faith in the 21st century; religious difference; and empowering effective church leadership. Having served as a pastor, professor, and nonprofit leader, he is an experienced administrator and communicator that works to educate and promote a more nuanced view of the world through education. He is a married father of four daughters and resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rachel Haxtema

person smilingRachel Haxtema’s work has been at the intersection of ethics, education, and community engagement. She teaches as adjunct faculty at Pacific Lutheran University in Christian Ethics focused on local social, economic, and environmental issues and has been on staff, supporting faculty and students engaging in local community efforts through the Center for Community Engagement & Service and the Humanities. She has also worked in education and outreach at several non-profits including End of Life Washington, California Interfaith Power & Light, the Sierra Club, Sojourners, and the World Council of Churches, and serves on the board of Earth Ministry. Rachel has an M.A. in Ethics and Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union and an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Rachel grew up in the Puget Sound region and is committed to social, economic, and environmental justice. She lives in beautiful Tacoma with her partner Zane, children Sam and Phoebe and they enjoy spending lots of time in parks, beaches, and forests. Rachel’s roots are in the Reformed tradition and her family is active in Bethany Presbyterian Church of Tacoma and University United Church of Christ in Seattle and is currently pursuing ordination in the United Church of Christ.

Maya Mineoi

Maya Mineoi 三根生 真矢 (they/them) comes from a lineage of gardeners, community organizers, and musicians. They are a somatic therapist with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Maya brings ancestral values of creativity, attentiveness, and slowing down into sessions. With play and gentleness, participants will attune themselves to their surroundings and their needs for freedom, connection and rest. Maya uses movement, touch, psychosomatic education, imagery, breathwork, and stillness to help each nervous system embody presence. Based on the work of Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, and Brainspotting, Maya encourages individuals and collectives to tap into the wealth of information in each bodymind.

Darren Hochstedler and JOHN BUMANGLAG

 

two people smilingDarren just retired as the Director of Worship Arts for Edmonds Lutheran Church. With a strong understanding of Lutheran liturgy and theology, his passion is using music, visual, and performing arts to enliven the worship experience while observing the ancient patterns of worship. He loves coming to Holden with his partner of 20 years and main musical collaborator, John. He especially enjoys encouraging anyone to come and join the daily worship rehearsals and services bringing their voice, their spirit, and any instrument they may have brought to the village. Darren strives to make sure that each person knows their gifts and talents are celebrated! He has arranged many of the liturgies the Village uses for a variety of instruments and particularly enjoys leading Taize and Prayer Around the Cross services and incorporating Black gospel, Freedom Songs, and enlivened/contemporary arrangements of standard hymns.

John is a liturgist at Edmonds Lutheran Church. He serves as Assisting Minister, writes prayer, and assists with many aspects of the various musical groups including leading an African drum circle and recorder ensemble that play regularly in worship sings in the choir and plays with the Handbell Choir.

Rick Brown

person smilingAs Founder and President of TerraVerde Energy from 2009-2020, Rick has led a team that has developed over $450 Million in clean energy projects, in over 350 buildings on behalf of Schools, Cities, Transit Agencies and Water Districts, primarily serving low-income communities throughout California. He has also been deeply involved in California legislation and regulation regarding clean energy and has been called on by the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and Legislature to provide expert testimony on a wide range of clean energy issues. He is an Executive Committee Member of the School Energy Coalition, the Policy Committee Chair of the Building Decarbonization Coalition Policy Committee Chair, and a Senior Advisor with The Climate Center. Previously, in 2006, he successfully helped launch MMA Renewable Ventures, one of the first providers of tax equity financing for solar. Prior to his career in clean energy, Dr. Brown provided consultation to a wide range of public, private, and non-profit companies and organizations on strategy, governance, leadership, public outreach/participation, and human resource management. Rick, his wife Tracy Greenwald, and his two daughters, Emily and Laura, have been coming to Holden Village over the past 30 years. In 2019 he provided consultation to the Holden Board and its development of a long-term strategic plan, and he joined the Board in 2020 and serves on the Finance Committee and Hydro Task Force.

Erin DeBoer-Moran

person smilingErin DeBoer-Moran makes things. The things she makes range from books to prints, paintings to tote bags, and handicrafts. She likes making things, a lot. She studied studio art at The University of Minnesota, where her course of study emphasized in artists' books and painting. Currently, she helps worshipping communities create beautiful art together. In the future, she hopes to spend a lot more time creating prints from linoleum blocks. Her linoleum prints and commissions so far have ended up as album art, beer coasters, worship imagery, and fine art prints. Erin lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband, 11yo son, 5yo daughter, and three cats.