The Rev. Thomas Altepeter is an Ecumenical Catholic priest and pastor of St. Clare Ecumenical Catholic Community in Spokane. He is also a licensed psychologist and has previously served as pastor of an ECC community in Wisconsin, been employed as a university professor, served as a director of a large behavioral health department, and worked in private practice as a psychologist. More
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Liv Larson Andrews believes in the sensus lusus, or playful spirit. Liturgy, worship and faithful practice are at their best when accompanied with a wink, she says. “We cannot hope to help dismantle the world’s oppressive brokenness if we take ourselves too seriously,” she said. Helping her ke... More
Elizabeth Backstrom majored in journalism at Western Washington University and currently works as a content analyst and grant writer in Spokane. Her background is in newswriting and features, but if an overabundance of caffeine is consumed, she has been known to write a humor piece or two. Backstrom attended various Christian churches growing up in Spokane and currently attends First Covenant Church, an inner-city ministry in downtown Spokane. More
Brannock is SpokaneFAVS' Pagan writer. She studies and practices witchcraft, which she plans to explain through her writing. More
Annie May Brown is a passionate and joyful soul who moved to Spokane in 2011 with hopes of pursuing, creating and cultivating rich and authentic community. Within a year of being in Spokane, her hopes are budding. More
Rev. Jim CastroLang writes for SpokaneFAVS on how to build relationships using social media. What does that have to do with faith? Well, a lot. Everyone is on Facebook, for example. Not everyone is in the church pews. How do you reach the social media gurus who are checking in on Foursquare at t... More
Rev. Deb Conklin’s wheels are always turning. How can the church make the world a better place? How can it make Spokane better? More
Sarah Conover holds a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from the University of Colorado, a degree in education from Gonzaga University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. She lives in Spokane where she currently teaches creative writing and meditation. More
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Bruce Meyer, on About Paganism and the Spokane Pagan scene
Thanks Sal! Nice article. I also look forward to hearing more.
Tracy Simmons, on About Paganism and the Spokane Pagan scene
Sal, I think paganism is very misunderstood. I’m so glad you’re writing on this site and look forwar...