Reverend Nancy Enderle
Reverend Nancy Enderle 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
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Reverend Scott Stoner
Scott has served the community for almost 40 years of ordained ministry (Episcopal) as both a pastor and a marriage and family therapist. His passion in ministry is the integration of spirituality, healing, and wellness, with a special emphasis on clergy wellness and creating resources for use in local congregations. In addition to his coaching and counseling work, he also served as a senior pastor of a congregation in the Milwaukee, WI area from 2001-2008.
He is the founder of the Living Compass Spirituality and Wellness Ministry, a national wellness ministry that creates and provides a wide range of educational and small-group resources for adults, teens, parents, and congregations. From 2013-2020 Scott led wellness retreats and trainings for clergy and laypeople at the Nicholas Center in Chicago, and now looks forward to integrating that work into the work of the ECCSR at Holy Wisdom Monastery.
“I was blessed to have been on the planning team for the ECCSR and have been a small part of the cohort programming from the beginning. Thus, I know firsthand what a gem this program is and how fully it meets the deeply felt need so many clergy have for spiritual renewal. I see my new work with the ECCSR as a Spirit-inspired next step as it provides for the opportunity to integrate the national work that I have been doing with the Living Compass Spirituality and Wellness Ministry for the last 12 years. To have the opportunity to come alongside and work with Nancy Enderle (the other co-director) and the communities of Holy Wisdom Monastery is a dream come true for me. The excitement I feel about this opportunity is matched only by the immense gratitude I feel for this opportunity to support the well-being of clergy and the people they serve,” -Scott Stoner
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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.