Our mission is to provide a safe, participatory, and holy space to foster spiritual growth deepening our love for God, ourselves, neighbors, and all of creation. We are a hub for Christian contemplative prayer, spiritual practice, and living. In communion with others we participate in the Christ mystery through contemplative practice, learning, growing, and doing life together. Through this sacramental tapestry, we and our world are transformed.
As a community, we live this out through a commitment to a daily spiritual practice, compassionate action, cultivating mature self knowledge, creation care, and growing in God’s wisdom and grace. There are a variety of spiritual disciplines one may commit to live out a rule of life.
The Contemplative Cathedral is our online platform for community and contemplation. Let’s conspire, connect, and contemplate. We are beyond excited to invite you to The Contemplative Cathedral our online home for all things Contemplate. This is a new easily accessible digital space that will be home to all of our event info (both online & in-person), links, and groups. It will also serve as a way to stay connected in-between events. The Contemplative Cathedral is our communal prayer for a welcoming co-created community of contemplatives learning, growing, practicing, seeking God, and doing life together. Our Cathedral is not built of stone but with our participation and communion in Christ. We look forward to building this new cathedral with you.
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Director & Pastor, Founder, Former Chair of the Board (2016-2019), Current Board Member
Adam Luedtke PhD
Adam has a PhD in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Transpersonal Studies. As well as certifications in transformational coaching, a Bachelors of the Arts in Religious Studies, and an ordained Commissioned Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). Adam completed his PhD by researching the spiritual development of contemporary Christian mystics. In addition to psychology, as a scholar Adam has studied religion, early Christianity, Hebrew Studies, psychology, transpersonal psychology, qualitative research, personal and spiritual growth, meditation, prayer, Christian mysticism, contemplation, creative expression, and positive life practices. Adam practices centering prayer everyday and is a teacher of personal cultivation, meditation, spiritual practices, Christian mysticism, and Christian contemplation. Since 2016 Adam has been the Director and Pastor of Contemplate Lincoln, in addition to leading retreats for clergy, Christian denominations, churches, and individuals.
Chair of the Board, Group Leader, Teacher
Joselyn Luedtke JD
Joselyn is an attorney and government relations expert in Lincoln, NE. She has studied law, environmental law, and natural resources. She is passionate about nature, policy, and family. Joselyn teaches contemplative movement and meditation.
Pastor and Director of Social Transformation
Rev. Zac Wolfe
Zac is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) tradition since 2012 and has worked with contemporary faith communities and traditional churches. Prior to his ordination, Zac earned his BA from Doane University with dual majors Religious Studies and Philosophy, and a Psychology minor.; earned his MDiv from Columbia Theological Seminary (Atlanta,GA), and completed a year of hospital chaplain residency. Zac is also a certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker, and has earned DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) certificates from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. Zac is passionate about social justice and transformation engagement, particularly through the spiritual lens. He consults with faith communities and businesses, and leads trainings and workshops on the creation of inclusive and just cultures within an organization and in the greater community. He also coaches individuals leading this work or engaging this work in their personal lives.