Workshops & Retreats

Brenda Grauer

Brenda Grauer, founder and artist/educator at In Stitches: Center for Liturgical Art for twenty-three years, is widely traveled nationally as a teacher and workshop leader in faith communities interested in faithful, artful living. Her teaching style is experiential, engaging participants in contemplative and quieting prayer time, faith practices enjoyed by various traditions throughout the church’s history, and a variety of art mediums creating meditative art experiences. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ. Brenda’s ministry within the church has been varied. She has served as a director of Christian Education for urban and rural churches, as well as Christian Education and Leadership Consultant for seventy-nine churches within The Presbytery of Baltimore in Maryland. She has founded and directed

Brenda’s ministry within the church has been varied. She has served as a director of Christian Education for urban and rural churches, as well as Christian Education and Leadership Consultant for seventy-nine churches within The Presbytery of Baltimore in Maryland. She has founded and directed handbell choirs, guitar choirs, children’s choirs, quilting circles, and craft ministry groups within congregations large and small; she has written Christian Education materials for children. In 2000 she served as Artistic Director for the Church-wide Gathering of Presbyterian Women, working with the planning team for two years designing multi-sensory worship experiences for the 5000+ persons present at the five-day-long event. Brenda has taught on the adjunct faculty of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and as Visual Artist at the Montreat and Albuquerque Worship and Music Conferences.

Brenda’s passion for inspiring creative process in personal faith expression, and incorporating all the arts into the ministries of congregations pervades her life and her call to ministry

Brenda Grauer

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