St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is pleased to announce that the Rev. Regan M. Schutz is joining the retreat center as Director of Programming.
“Regan brings tremendous energy, talents, and experience to St. Mary’s Sewanee that will benefit everyone who comes to the retreat center,” said the Rev’d Dr. Andy Anderson, executive director. “Her work with the Godly Play Foundation and her training as a priest give her a rich perspective that will expand and deepen our program offerings.”
Schutz also serves as Priest-in-Charge at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Shelbyville.
“My heart is overflowing with excitement and energy for this call to join the amazing team at St. Mary’s Sewanee,” Schutz said. “With its stunning natural setting and outstanding hospitality, St. Mary’s Sewanee offers a unique setting for God’s beloved children to refresh their innate ability to hear God inviting them closer.”
A native of Oregon, Schutz earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After time in New York City, she returned to Oregon for 12 years where she was actively involved in the lay leadership of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland. She earned a Master of Divinity in 2017 from the University of the South’s School of Theology. Her past experience includes serving as Curate at Otey Memorial Parish in Sewanee in 2017; for eight years, she was director of training at the Godly Play Foundation.
“I am eager to engage with all who love St. Mary’s Sewanee in building up God’s Kingdom by developing new programming opportunities and diverse experiences for listening for God. This call is truly a blessing to my ministry,” Schutz added.
St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is dedicated to providing spiritual hospitality to persons of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, in a place of natural beauty, simplicity, silence, tranquility and warm spiritual rest through retreats, renewal and learning. For the last 30 years, St. Mary’s Sewanee has welcomed individuals and groups from across the United States and around the world to a place to rest, renew and reconnect.