STAFF & HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR
Cristina has been a part of the Guild for many years, serving as a volunteer, pastor in residence, and breakfast cook. She brings a M.Div and a lot of experience in working with youth as a teacher and leader. Cristina has a love of Christ that is at the same time reverent and "silly-sacred", blending sincere devotion with creativity and fun.
Dan came to the Guild in November 2006, after having worked in social services for over 20 years. Trained in marriage & family therapy, Dan served as a counselor for youth at risk and their families. Always a fan of the arts, and one who values the unique context of community, the Guild has created a wonderful new chapter in his life. Together with his lovely wife, Lois, who coordinates the care of the Guild garden, and his two teenage boys, Dan enjoys the rich heritage and daily surprises that the greater Guild community continues to offer.
Liz graduated from the Shalem Institute’s program in Spiritual Direction in 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland - a two-year study in contemplative spirituality with an interfaith faculty and community. Liz is a member of Spiritual Directors International. Family life and studies have given me a strong background in biblical studies and prayer and interfaith communities. As co-founder of the Grunewald Guild she has had the privilege of growing with this community of creativity and faith for 32 years, enriched by the environment of seekers in creativity and spirituality and surrounded by the presence of Love in all creation.
Richard co-founded the Guild with his wife Liz in 1980, after having chaired the Art Department at Valparaiso University and designed hundreds of worship spaces around the world. Now happily retired to his studio, Richard continues to paint with abandon and consult, lecture and teach to the delight of audiences worldwide.
Ron has experimented with various media throughout the years, but works primarily with collections and assemblages, as well as the creating/tending of enclosed ecosystems. Deeply interested in both the natural world and the sense of space we surround ourselves with, he likes to explore ways in which the lines between the inside and outside can be blurred and our awareness of the world around us heightened.
ARTS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Sarah Jane Gray, MFA, is a studio artist whose creative work encompasses drawing, sculpture, ceramics, mosaic, and installation projects in various media. Her professional experience beyond the studio includes university-level teaching and art gallery work. Sarah Jane has lived and worked at the Guild since 2012.
FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR
Originally from northern Indiana, Scott has been working with many mediums throughout his life. He has been focused on ceramics for the last six years, but also is a talented creator of breads, beer and coffee. Scott has also developed into an excellent teacher for all ages, mixing his enthusiasm for his craft with tender patience for his students.