Author

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals

Spiritual director and retreat leader

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals is a spiritual director, worship leader and educator whose work combines broad experience in event design with a theology of hospitality and a love of the arts.

She directed programs at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity for over 13 years, including The Pastors and Scholars’ Studio, Sustaining Pastoral Excellence, Denominational Leadership, Foundations of Christian Leadership and, for seven years, A Convocation of Christian Leaders. In addition she has directed Duke Divinity School’s Study Leave program.

For 10 years, she was a facilitator and writer for the Lexington Seminar, a Lilly Endowment Inc. project that assisted Protestant theological seminary faculties with issues in teaching and learning. Prior to The Lexington Seminar she was an assistant editor at The Christian Century.

Ziegenhals is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Williams College.

Wabash Center tree logo

Wabash Center announces new workshops

Each year, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion launches a new set of workshops and colloquies that meet regularly throughout the year. Their 2025 programs include “African Diaspora,” “Community as Classroom” and “Sacred Self-Care.”

Learn More