Anne comes to us with a varied background in science, academia, technology, computers, bookkeeping and art, among a few other odds and ends. Besides her office responsibilities, Anne teaches stained glass mosaic and jewelry making techniques.
Bethany grew up in San Diego and later pursued both her BFA and MFA in Los Angeles. She moved to Washington a few years back and relishes the state's beautiful landscape. Bethany is an artist who works in a variety of mediums, but feels most at home with drawing and painting. She has worked for a number of art non-profits and museums, focusing on art education for people of all ages and backgrounds. Bethany served as the Guild's Hospitality & Volunteer Coordinator from September 2015 - February 2017.
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.
DIRECTOR EMERITUS - IN MEMORIUM
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. Richard left this life peacefully on February 16, 2016 with his family at his side. His vision for the church, the Guild, and his prolific artwork continues to inspire people all over the world.
Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Kentucky, Ron first came to the Guild as an intern in 2013. He returned in 2016 to join the Guild staff. Ron was trained in painting but now considers sculptural ceramics to be his primary medium. He loves teaching children, exploring the outdoors, and has been known to throw a mean dance party.
ARTS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Sarah Jane, 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.
Scott's first love is ceramics, and he has taught ceramics and exhibited his artwork internationally. He other passions include bread-making, beer brewing, and traditional Asian teas. As the Guild's primary cook, he designs healthy and creative meals for the community using local ingredients whenever possible, including produce from our own organic garden.
Vonda & Jim joined the Guild community in July 2016 as our new Directors.
Vonda is a creative contemplative. She has used her artistic gifts and passion to share images from her spiritual journaling practice, deliver arts programs, and develop immersions and resources.
Jim has 28 years of professional experience in engineering and management within the energy and transportation sectors. He and Vonda have lived in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Texas before coming to the Guild.