Reverend Nancy Enderle
Rev. Nancy Enderle has served as co-director of the CCR since 2019. Beginning in 2023, she assumed responsibilities as director of the CCR. She is joined in this work by manager of clergy programming and communications, Rev. Kathleen Owens. Nancy is an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) clergy who has served congregations in New York, Illinois and Wisconsin, and served as Interim Executive Director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians where she guided the national organization to generate positive momentum toward full inclusion and ordination of LGBTQ Presbyterians in the PC(USA). She leads retreats and workshops around the country and in 2018 completed the Living School, a program of the Center for Action and Contemplation, where she experienced the transformative teachings about contemplation and spiritual practices by Father Richard Rohr, Dr. James Finley and the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault. Nancy and her husband, Gordon, live in Madison, Wisconsin.
“In over 30 years of ordained ministry, I have witnessed and experienced the exhilarating sense of purpose that grows out of a call to serve God, as well as the sometimes soul-crushing weight of the demands and requirements of religious leadership. Key words of the CCR speak to what I value most in my ministry: Ecumenical points to the movement of the Spirit to unify us and create a new vision for Christ’s church in an age when so many are leaving organized religion; Center indicates that this is a place of gathering—not defined by a particular tradition; Spiritual is at the heart of attending to the transforming, indwelling presence of God’s living Spirit; and Renewal highlights the ever-present possibility of God’s Spirit breathing life back into us when we have run out of ideas and our activities leave us exhausted.” -Nancy Enderle
Contact Nancy Enderle at
- 608-836-1631, x163
Rev. Kathleen Owens
Rev. Kathleen Owens serves as Manager of Clergy Programming and Communications. Kathleen is ordained in the PC(USA) and served two Madison-area congregations, before joining the staff of CCR. She is also part of Cohort 2 of the Immersion Program. Ecumenical formation is central to Kathleen’s call to ministry and work. She brings 15 years of service on national and statewide committees working on Ecumenical and Interfaith relationships, including two years as a PCUSA representative to the National Council of Churches and six years on the Unity & Relations Commission of Wisconsin Council of Churches. Kathleen is excited to reflect on where resurrection and new life are emerging in our current context.
Contact Kathleen Owens at
- 608-836-1631, x114
The staff of the CCR receives support a committed group of volunteers who serve on the Reflection Circle. This team provides guidance and insight for the work of CCR. Pamela Johnson and David McKee co-lead the Reflection Circle. They are joined by Mary Hoddy and Michael Shiners.
Holy Wisdom communities
The communities of Holy Wisdom Monastery provide outstanding resources for the CCR. Many talented individuals serve the monastery in important roles. These communities offer support to the immersion experiences and ongoing monastery without walls. The communities of Holy Wisdom Monastery include:
- Benedictine Sisters – Forming the heart of the monastery, these women live in community as Benedictine sisters.
- Sunday Assembly – An ecumenical community of worship and service that meets weekly.
- Oblates of Holy Wisdom Monastery – Adults from varied faith traditions learning about Benedictine spirituality.
- Friends of Wisdom Prairie – Friends care for the earth through volunteering, donating and learning about the 130 acres of restored prairie, woodlands, wetlands, gardens, orchards and more.
- Coworkers of Holy Wisdom Monastery – Staff who support the monastery in all areas of ministry.