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"A story is a way to say something that can't be said any other way."  - Flannery O'Connor


Circlewood brought together a group of 14 intrepid explorers for a 2-day vision and learning trip. We travelled from Kent, WA to Surrey, BC in search of people and places where Christian faith and care for the earth are brought together in powerful, creative ways. We were not disappointed.  Read more about the trip>>

I went to a Christian liberal arts college and studied the Bible, theology, and philosophy. I knew intuitively there was a personal dynamic to faith but I also knew there was more to it than that.  I still had questions – there was something about the Good News that was missing.  Read more of this interview>>

Last February, I began a farming internship at Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson, WA, a non-profit dedicated to education, community and sustainability in local food systems. As someone who has spent the last 20 years involved in vocational ministry in various contexts, my choice to get involved in agriculture came at a surprise to a lot of people around me. Read more>>

There are many reasons why Circlewood's current mission statement, "To empower followers of Jesus to care for the earth in ways that deepen their faith and cultivate God's comprehensive shalom," resonates with me. How I grew up is one of those.  Read more>>

I am the pastor of Renew Covenant Church, a new multi-ethnic, intergenerational church with a vision to be renewed by God for the renewal of our neighborhoods. In 2017, our congregation move to a permanent location in Lynwood, Washington.  As we settled into the property, we found the outline of what was once a community garden. Read more>>

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