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Who We Are

We are designers, theologians, practitioners, strategists, and gatherers. We are animated by joy, inspired by tradition, and motivated by the future.

Who We Are

We are designers, theologians, practitioners, strategists, and gatherers. We are animated by joy, inspired by tradition, and motivated by the future.

Who We Are

We are designers, theologians, practitioners, strategists, and gatherers. We are animated by joy, inspired by tradition, and motivated by the future.

Founders & Principals

Founders & Principals

Angie Thurston

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Angie Thurston is sounding a call for the soul. Moved by the plight of isolation and despair, she is dedicated to connecting the inner life of spirit to the outer life of action for social change. Angie is the co-creator of the Formation Project, a startup designed for spiritual deepening among people who don’t live in the same place or share a set of religious beliefs.

A spiritual nerd to the core, Angie spends as much time as possible meditating, reading the Urantia Book, and volunteering at Recovery Café DC. She is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Divinity School, where she is a Ministry Innovation Fellow. Angie lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband Vipin Thekk.

Casper ter Kuile

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Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. In the midst of enormous changes in how we experience community and spirituality, Casper connects people and co-creates projects that help us live lives of greater connection, meaning, and depth. Nothing makes him happier than learning from religious tradition and reimagining it for our context. Casper holds Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and remains a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School.

He co-hosts the award-winning podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, and is the co-founder of activist-training program Campaign Bootcamp. His book, The Power of Ritual (HarperOne) will be published in the summer of 2020. He lives with his husband Sean Lair in Brooklyn, NY.

Sue Phillips

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Sue Phillips is relentlessly delighted by liberating ancient wisdom to help solve gnarly problems. An ordained minister and former denominational executive in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, Sue is passionate about inspiring spiritual flourishing, equipping people for meaning-making, and witnessing the transformation that happens when we get all up in life’s biggest questions.

She is part business strategist, part design geek, and part monastic. A graduate of Colgate University and the Episcopal Divinity School, Sue has taught at Harvard Divinity School, where she is a Ministry Innovation Fellow. She lives in Tacoma, WA with her wife Tandi Rogers.

Elders & Ancestors

 

Elders & Ancestors

 

Sacred Design Lab is fueled by collective human wisdom about how to engage what matters most. We are of course not the authors of that wisdom but the inheritors of it, and are grateful beyond measure to ancestors and elders who have stewarded and taught us this priceless wisdom, especially 


Sr. Sue Mosteller, Sr. Anne Curtis, Sr. Carol Zinn, Sr. Mary Dacey, Gordon and Mary Cosby, Elizabeth O’Connor, John O’Donohue, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Howard Thurman, Henri Nouwen, Marilyn Thie, Jean Vanier, Stephanie Paulsell, Kerry Maloney, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dudley Rose, Mary Hunt, Mark Jordan, Richard Holloway, Victoria Safford, Margaret Wheatley, Charlotte Miller, Richard Rohr, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Gil Rendle, Peter and Eileen Laurence, Steve and Bobbie Dreier, Laura Geller and Richard Siegel, Killian Noe, Marsha Foster Boyd, Joseph Deck, Mike Little, Djalòki Dessables, Kim Montroll, Alicia Forde, Gabriel Wilson, LaWanda Thompson, and Lisa Greenwood.

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Press

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Sacred Design Lab is a project of Tides Center. We are supported through a partnership between Harvard Divinity School and the Fetzer Institute, as well as by the Jim Joseph Foundation and other creative partners.

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