Summer Week Three, June 23-29
The Summer Program at Holden Village includes opportunities for learning, relaxation, and fun for all ages. From bowling and backpacking to weaving and worship, there is something for everyone. You can learn more about the variety of things to do here.
Kara has always asked the big questions about how people connect and interact. Through her 20+ years working in human services, education and ministry, she quickly recognized most of her time was spent helping people reframe stories they’ve told themselves about sex and relationships. As founder and partner of Reframing our Stories, Kara’s goal and passion is for people to have brave and caring conversations about their bodies, health and safety, and sexuality to enable self-awareness, growth, empathy, openness, and positive relationships.
Jenny Mohler recognized the value of more open dialogue around sexuality in today’s environment after having Kara Haug teach an in-home session for her kids. Jenny is partner at Reframing our Stories, an organization committed to changing how we approach sexual health conversations at home and at work, in churches, and within our schools and communities. She holds a BA in English from California State University, Long Beach, and MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. With more than 25 years of corporate experience, she has served in communications, program, project, process, and marketing roles. Through these experiences, she has worked in training development & facilitation, employee communications, and leadership development, business controls & management, strategic planning, and process design & improvement. She also currently serves as the Council President of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sacramento. She lives in California with her husband and teenage twins.
Michele Statz is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is also Affiliated Faculty with the University of Minnesota Law School and an Affiliated Scholar with the American Bar Foundation. Michele is trained as an anthropologist of law and is a leading researcher in rural and Indigenous access to justice. Her work is generously funded by the National Science Foundation and the Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity (RISE) Center at the University of Michigan. Michele is the founder of the Law and Rurality Collaborative Research Network, and she is presently a member of the Federal Rural Justice Task Force and the National Advisory Council for Frontline Justice. Michele’s other ongoing work includes interdisciplinary and mixed-media projects on global youth and mobility; working class identity; rural housing precarity; and immigration lawyering. Her first book, Lawyering an Uncertain Cause: Immigration Advocacy and Chinese Youth in the U.S. (Vanderbilt U Press), was published in 2018. Statz holds a PhD in Anthropology and a graduate certificate in Comparative Law and Society Studies from the University of Washington.
Karen Peters, M.Div (Union Theological Seminary, NYC), has spent her life exploring a ministry of embodiment: how we creatures of earth and God’s breath feel and move and have our being in God, how sinking into our embodied experiences of ourselves can nurture, restore, and enliven us, and bring us into community and relationship with all of creation. As a Senior Rosen Method Movement Teacher and as an Alexander Technique Teacher, Karen works with how people inhabit their bodies in largely unconscious ways, and helps them bring an interoceptive awareness to themselves that can be an endless source of self-discovery, wholeness, and connection. Karen teaches movement classes and workshops locally and online, and trains Rosen Method Movement Teachers through the Rosen Method Berkeley Center and the Rosen Method Institute of Canada. She lives in Napa, CA with her husband and two sons.
Kristin specializes in the history of both medicine and natural history. Having taught at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington for 17 years, all of her recent research projects have been both inspired by and designed for her students. She wrote an historical novel entitled The Species Maker, for example, as an alternative means for her students to learn about the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925. SHe uses her two most recent books, Darwin at the Bedside: Victorian Evolutionists and the Problem of Suffering and Imagining Progress: Science, Faith, and Child Mortality in her courses on the history of medicine and the history of evolution theory. She is passionate about drawing upon history in order to develop a complex and nuanced understanding of both the past and the present.
Glocal Musician Educators are a group that creates music influenced by global themes in communities throughout North America, the Caribbean, and beyond. Through their intentional diversity—including representation from many countries, denominations, and several cultures—the group embodies ways to stand in mutual solidarity while amplifying marginalized voices. Glocal Musician Educators are committed to forming local leaders seeking to introduce global themes in their communities. The songs they teach are grounded in the community stories that raise awareness and inspire advocacy. The musicians embody what it means to be Glocal—simultaneously global and local—so we can accompany one another across cultures, even in our own neighborhoods.
Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.