Church Research Partners

Non-denominational Church in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, WA.
Non-denominational Church in Bellevue, WA.
Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Burien, WA.
Formerly Lake Sammammish Foursquare Church in Bellevue, WA.
Christian Reformed Church in east Portland, OR.
Free Methodist Church in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle, WA.
United Methodist Church in Silverdale, WA.
Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in the University District of Seattle, WA.
New worshipping community nested in Northminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in the Loyal Heights neighborhood of Seattle, WA.
Evangelical Covenant Church in Lynwood, WA.
International Christian ministry based in Burlington, WA.
Presbyterian (PCUSA) Church in Olympia, WA.


Academic who studies the PNW faith landscape.
Author, speaker, entrepeneur in the PNW and nationally.
Inspri is a consulting firm “helping purpose driven organizations punch above their weight.”
A global movement of Christians reimagining what it means to be the church in, with, and for the neighborhood.
Allen Wong is a Creative based in Seattle.
Melinda Denton is a professor, researcher and writer on adolescent faith.
Renewal Ministries Northwest offers group and individual spiritual direction, reflection, discernment, and healing in the PNW.
Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers is a Seattle-based educator, author, and speaker on healing sexual shame and other related conversations.
Founder of The Hearth and writer, speaker, storyteller.
Sandra Mayo is the VP for Inclusive Excellence at Seattle Pacific University.
Cultures Connecting is a consultant firm based in Seattle that helps organizations navigate cross-cultural conversations.
Gabes is an artist, teacher, and psychotherapist based in Seattle whose work is steeped in a post-colonial critical reflection.

Other Resources

Web resources, consulting, educational events, and grants funded by the Lilly Endowment.
A social impact measurement and design organization with tools, products, and services for non-profits.
A collective of "entrepreneurs, freelancers, creatives and friends all working to see hope, justice and restoration.”
The Association of Religion Data Archives, striving to “democratize access to the best data on religion.”
Online journal of theology fostering conversations about “the cultural opportunities and challenges facing the Christian faith in Cascadia (Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia).”
An important foundation for understanding young adult faith is understanding the path to or from that faith prior to young adulthood. This long-term study is seminal to our work.

Other Lilly Endowment YA Initiative Grant Recipients

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN

Austin Presbyterian
Theological Seminary

Austin, TX

Denver Seminary

Denver, CO

Fuller Youth Institute

Pasadena, CA

Theological Seminary

Evanston, IL

Hellenic College Holy Cross

Brookline, MA

Interdenominational Theological Center

Atlanta, GA

Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton, NJ

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

St. Meinrad, IN

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Bannockburn, IL

Wesley Theological Seminary

Washington, DC