Reverend Nancy Enderle
Rev. Nancy Enderle has served as co-director of the ECCSR since 2019. Beginning in 2023, she assumed responsibilities as director of the ECCSR. 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 thirty 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 ECCSR 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, x114
Rev. Kathleen Owens
Rev. Kathleen Owens serves as manager of clergy programming and communications. Kathleen is a member of the second cohort of the ECCSR and is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Contact Kathleen Owens at
- 608-836-1631, x114
Holy Wisdom communities
The communities of Holy Wisdom Monastery provide outstanding resources for the ECCSR. 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.