About 7400 Woodlawn
7400 Woodlawn is a repurposed church building being transformed for the sake of community. With the closing of Bethany Lutheran (the former congregation at 7400 Woodlawn Ave NE) in May 2016, 7400 Woodlawn formed a few months later in order to connect and engage with the Green Lake neighborhood.
Partners and programming which serve to build community in the Green Lake neighborhood are developing at 7400 Woodlawn (see the Partners & Programming link). If you'd like to receive updates about future neighborhood and community events at 7400 Woodlawn (such as concerts, recitals, yoga classes, neighborhood potlucks, meditation groups, etc.) click on the Events link or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know a non-profit organization looking for office space contact 7400 Woodlawn to explore a possible partnership.
Besides seeking creative ways to build community in the Green Lake neighborhood, a new worshipping community called Emmaus Table is forming at 7400 Woodlawn which is inclusive, inter-generational, open and affirming while grounded in a Lutheran expression. Email email@example.com or click on the Worship & Meditation link for more info.
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Pastor & Community Curator
Kent has served at 7400 Woodlawn as a curator of community and Emmaus Table as pastor since September 2016. Previously he was Village Pastor of Holden Village (2014-2016) and also served in the Black Hills of South Dakota (2006-2014). Drawn to expansive and contemplative forms of worship and community that are rooted in the local neighborhood, Kent oversaw a renovation project to transform six old Sunday School rooms at 7400 Woodlawn into a parsonage apartment where he and his family live. You might see him walking or running near Green Lake with his spouse, Elisabeth Cherland (a doctoral student in choral conducting at nearby UW) and their two sons, Elijah & Leif (who both attend Green Lake Elementary School).