Red Cord Community was founded by teacher and spiritual director Lorilyn Wiering in 2013. Earlier that year Lorilyn developed a friendship with a survivor of human trafficking. This woman, in a moment of great mutual vulnerability, was used by God to bring Lorilyn to the foot of the cross of Jesus in a profound way. Overwhelmed by the awareness of our human connection and brokenness with relation to God, creation and each other, a vision was born for nurturing a community of believers who value the inward/outward (or, contemplative/active) journey of faith.

Our ecumenical Board of Directors is made up of both activists and contemplatives who nurture and challenge one another toward greater wholeness. Since 2013 Red Cord Community has been engaged in anti-trafficking work, advocacy for people on the margins, and ongoing spiritual formation teaching and facilitation. We offer Soulcare for Changemakers.



Lorilyn Wiering, Founder and Executive Director

lorilynLorilyn is a spiritual director, retreat leader, writer and teacher. Drawn to the margins of society and self, she delights in facilitating the vital relationship between edge and center to reveal a greater wholeness. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and three children.



Board of Directors

Kathryn Christensen: Counselor, Pastoral Care, Retreat Leader
Emily Colledge: Sojourner and Prayer Warrior
Chris Mason: Physician with Attention MD; Founder & Partner of Pauls’ Moms’ Cookies
Ruth Bell Olsson: Strategic Partnership Consultant, Bethany Global
Rachelle Oppenhuizen: Artist, Spiritual Director, Expressive Arts Facilitator

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