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Writer, Retreat Leader, Resource Creator
As a Pastor, Writer, Retreat Leader and Resource Creator, Rev. Mindi writes Rev-o-lution, an attempt to look “around” at different aspects of ministry, family life, personal and corporate faith, through the lens of her many roles as pastor, wife, mom of a child with autism, retreat leader, writer and creative thinker.
Mindi currently writes on a variety of topics, including ministry, motherhood, and clergy life, but is most known for her weekly blog. Reflecting on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for churches, she includes Calls to Worship, Prayers and other resources that you may use in your congregation. For weekly worship resources that are printed in a church bulletin or used in weekly worship, there is no need to give credit, but do please give credit to Rev. Mindi in any outside publication such as church newsletters, community programs and other websites. To cite, simply name her as author and include the website: Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, http://rev-o-lution.org.
Rev. Mindi is a regular contributor to The Christian Citizen, and some of her prayers are included in The New Manual of Worship, edited by Nancy E. Hall. Mindi’s story of her call to ministry was included in The Modern Magnificat: Women Responding to the Call of God, edited by Jennifer Harris Dault. She also has a chapter in There’s a Woman In the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of Humor, edited by Rev. Martha Spong (colleague, friend and classmate of Mindi’s at Andover Newton Theological School) and the director of the RevGalBlogPals.
Mindi also writes science fiction and fantasy! To learn more, visit her author page Melinda Mitchell.
Mindi has led retreats for women, youth and clergy over the years, but has been primarily known by her young women’s retreats. Her most popular retreat is “Spirituality in Life and Work,” helping young adults find meaning and gain a deeper connection to faith and purpose in life, especially in navigating life’s transitions such as education, career, marriage, family, divorce, and unexpected life transitions. She also leads churches in “Co-Creating Vision with Christ for Your Congregation,” a similar workshop but with more communal aspects of creating vision together and following Christ’s vision for your church. Please see the “Retreats” page for more information.
Rev. Mindi is ordained in the American Baptist Churches, USA. Raised in Wasilla, Alaska, she served two congregations in Massachusetts and is now the pastor at Queen Anne Baptist Church in Seattle, WA. She is also the Ministry Associate for Social Media for the Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches, USA. She is married to Rev. J.C. Mitchell, and they have one child, a bright happy kiddo with autism.