About Us

Our Identity & Purpose

We Are…

  • LGBTQIA2S+ celebrating, anti-racist, womanist/feminist, neuro-diverse, disability justice-minded, eco-spiritual and non-performative
  • cultivating healthy spiritual leadership in all its forms and locations
  • called to catalyze courageous community-building in large and small ways
  • working at the intersection of social-science best practices and spiritual development
  • breaking down the barriers to leadership for people the church has left behind
  • providing education and guidance to develop novel ministries in all the places people have need
  • embracing every day life and popular culture with joy and discernment

We aim daily toward…

  • Courage and Reconciliation
  • Authenticity and Awareness
  • Prayer/Meditation and Embodiment

Our Mission

The Order of Saint Hildegard transforms public and private spiritual ethics in a wide range of vocations by fostering ongoing, innovative leadership development and a cultivated sense of belonging amongst our members.

Our work together honors a fluid and nonbinary embrace of…

  • ancient and emerging
  • masculine and feminine
  • heaven and earth
  • embodied and transcendent
  • inner and outer
  • mystical and practical
  • East and West
  • heart and mind
  • orderly and free

We will serve bravely and seek to do no harm, aiming to get it right without always being right.

With due honor, dignity and proper criticism we leave behind the patriarchal/hierarchical container built by the church of the first 2000 years.

We work forward to build the Beloved Community where all are celebrated in their gifts and where we are reconciled one to another.