Trinity Lutheran Seminary Partners with Holden Village to Present
Holden on the Road
July 21-24, 2013
What is Holden Village and Holden on the Road?
Holden on the Road is an opportunity to sample life at Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center located in the rugged North Cascade Mountains of Washington state. Every year thousands of people from around the world visit this remote, year-round community on the edge of the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Originally a mining town, Holden Village is being impacted by a massive, federally-mandated cleanup of pollution that remains from mining days. Unable to welcome guests because of heavy construction this summer, Holden is partnering with venues across the country, including Trinity, to provide experiences similar to those in the Village. You can learn more about Holden Village at www.holdenvillage.org
Holden on the Road at Trinity will be diverse and stimulating, emphasizing multigenerational and family involvement. As at Holden, the program will include options for outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, Bible study, and communal daily worship. Participants can also learn about Holden, its mission and values, and its emphasis on environmental stewardship during the disruption of mine remediation.
Program leaders include faculty members Brad Binau, Wray Bryant, Lisa Dahill, Hank Langknecht, Cheryl Peterson, Joy Schroeder, and Interim President Tom Ludwig. Trinity alumni Pastor Joe Kovitch and Sarah Leonard also will provide assistance over the four days. The intergenerational component will be incorporated into the existing Summer Seminary Sampler, a residential program of Trinity Lutheran Seminary that encourages high school youth to explore vocational options in Christ's church, participate in service projects, and think theologically.
The Columbus setting offers site-specific opportunities, including a community-based service project, outdoor activities at a few local parks, and one on-your-own dinner to allow for exploration of the city. Holden on the Road seeks to balance structure and free time, learning and play.
Lodging options include our dorm-style apartments, guest housing units and Capital University dorms if necessary. Please note family units are limited. The food experience does include partnering with Capital University.