The Center

A space for prayer, community, and lifelong learning, The Center at St. Andrew’s is an umbrella for a variety of adult education formation programs and enrichment opportunities. Clergy, staff, volunteers from St. Andrew’s ministries, or guests lead occasional evening class series. For example, Creation Keepers, a group committed to environmental stewardship at St. Andrew’s, sponsored “Diet for a Holy Planet.”  Father Rich Weyls and Mother Danáe Ashley have offered many classes on faith formation, including an “Episcopal 101” class.

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The Center’s Contemplative Ministries consist primarily of Centering Prayer and related contemplative offerings, such as Lectio Divina, the Welcoming Prayer, forgiveness, contemplative discernment, and other topics. Contemplative Ministries fosters formation of small spiritual support and exploration groups and supports continuing groups as they deepen in their spiritual growth.

From time to time The Center offers special events and notable speakers. In the past, Phyllis Tickle, Bishop Gene Robinson, Fr. William Meninger, Margaret Starbird, and Bishop Eugene Sutton have visited St. Andrew’s. In the last few years, the Interfaith Amigos gave a workshop and public talk here.

Contemplative Outreach Northwest is a longtime partner-in-ministry of The Center. Other groups partner with The Center on a particular event or over time.


Cherry Haisten, the former Program Director of the Center, has retired.  Thank you for all you have done, Cherry!!

•Susan Kraemer is the lead facilitator at this time.  You can reach her at