Soul Work

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Worship | Reflection | Renewal

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About Soul Work
Artist performing in Wightman Chapel
Spiritual Hunger is Everywhere in Our Society

Spiritual formation is one of the four major elements of Scarritt Bennett Center's purpose, and it undergirds our work to eradicate racism, empower women, and educate the laity.

At Soul Work, we believe “spirituality” is about our relationship with God and how that relationship can grow and bring about change in our own way of living. We provide aid and resources for the spiritual journeys of individuals and groups. Our programming includes public and private worship, study, creative expressions of the inner self, and time and space for reflection and renewal. We emphasize music, poetry, and the visual arts as spiritual practices.

by Donna Patterson
by Donna Patterson
by Donna Patterson
Instructions for Living a Life
About Donna
Rev. Dr. Donna Patterson

Rev. Dr. Donna Patterson is a retired United Methodist clergywoman, educator, spiritual director, mentor, poet, and Laughter Yoga leader. Rev. Dr. Patterson served as a local church pastor in the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church and has led workshops and retreats at both local and national levels in the areas of worship and spirituality.

Creative, curious, contemplative, and a consummate learner, Rev. Dr. Patterson is a graduate of Scarritt Graduate School and Iliff School of Theology and holds a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality and Story from Wesley Theological Seminary.

Currently, Rev. Dr. Patterson serves as Anam Cara Chaplain in Residence and leads the Soul Work program at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN.

Rev. Dr. Donna Patterson