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The Diocese of Olympia is delighted to welcome author, blogger, educator, and faith formation cornerstone of the Episcopal Church, Sharon Ely Pearson, to Seattle on March 7 and 8. Recently retired as editor and Christian formation specialist with Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI), Sharon brings over 30 years of experience in Christian education for children, youth, and adults. She has written and edited numerous books, including the best-seller, Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People; The Episcopal Christian Educator’s Handbook; and the six-book series of Faithful Celebrations: Making Time for God. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, she is a regular contributor to Building Faith, the seminary’s on-line newsletter, and a lifelong Episcopalian. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.

On Saturday, March 7, Sharon will be the keynote speaker at Better Together, the Diocese of Olympia’s Faith Formation daylong conference at Saint Margaret, Bellevue. Drawing from her unique experience as an Episcopal influencer, she will analyze trends and forecast what’s ahead with her talk on “Faith Formation in a Changing Church: Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future.” All are welcome to attend this conference. More information and registration can be found at the link below.


On Sunday, March 8, Sharon will offer an interactive workshop on “Creating Burning Bushes: Supporting Faith at Home and on the Road” at Saint Mark’s Cathedral following the 11:00am service (at 12:45). The focus will be on the variety of options available for families to engage in faith practices amidst the busyness of their lives. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Kelly Moody ( or the Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman (

Child-care will be available for both events.

Sharon Ely Pearon Comes to Diocese of Olympia

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