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.
HOSPITALITY & VOLUNTEER STAFF COORDINATOR
Katy came to the Guild by way of river, snow, and trail. She has a degree in recreation & leisure services and spent seven years guiding whitewater trips, instructing skiing, and leading youth on wilderness adventures. For two years, she lived with her husband, Steve, and small white dog, Ike, in their converted school bus. Katy is eager to cultivate her creative self by absorbing inspiration
and instruction from the talented folks who make up the Guild community. She enjoys literature, engages in the written and fiber arts, and plays the flute and guitar.
Liz' formal work in spiritual direction began about fifteen years ago. She studied with the Jesuit community in Seattle with the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life, SEEL, and have been a part of that director community for fifteen years. 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.
Nathan came to the Guild in 2006 by way of Holden Village, after having served at the Lutheran retreat center for many years. Nathan nurtures people with his food preparation, and is great at providing specific foods for sensitive diets. His breads and desserts are gaining fame far and wide, as well as his recent passion for roasting organic, fair-trade coffee to the delight of us all.
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. (Director Emeritus)
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, has exhibited both two- and three-dimensional works in a wide variety of media, and recently served as Adjunct Professor and Art Gallery Director for Asbury College. Sarah Jane serves the Guild as Art Program Coordinator, bringing her artistic eye and vision to our offerings.
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 four years. Scott has also developed into an excellent teacher for all ages, mixing his enthusiasm for his craft with tender patience for his students. Scott has made quite a name for himself recently with his home-brewed beer, taking first place in the Cascade Cup Porter division this past year.