About

Profile pictureAs 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.

Mindi helped launch Autism and Church with her friend Rev. Danae Ashley, a website to share stories, tips and experience of people with autism, their family members and the church. Be sure to check it out!

Mindi is currently a co-editor at [D]mergent and writes a weekly article.  Recently, 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 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. The forward is by Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, well-known author and blogger for The Christian Century.

Mindi is also a fiction author, working on her first books, a New Adult romance and a Young Adult fantasy trilogy along with a science fiction novel based on a biblical story. Check the Fiction and Creative Writing Page for updates!

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, lived in Oklahoma for 2 1/2 years, and now is the pastor at Burien Community Church in Burien, WA near Seattle and serves at Open Gathering, a new church plant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bellevue, WA with her husband, the Rev. JC Mitchell. They have one child, a bright happy kiddo with autism.

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13 Responses to About

  1. I have just discovered your site. Thank you. I look forward to reading more. I serve a United Methodist Church in the mountains of Colorado.

  2. Rev. Jessica Harren says:

    Thanks so much for this! We used it in worship on Sunday, and people said it was really meaningful and helpful. I found it on the YCW fb page. Thanks again! If you want to send me a little bio thing, I’ll publish a thank-you to you with credit in the newsletter and bulletin.

  3. Rev. Christie A Newbill says:

    Thank you, Rev Mindi.

  4. Jerry Pawloski says:

    Just want to say how much I like your prayers and call to worship. I am a Methodist pastor and I almost use them every week in my order of worship. I like they way you put things. Thanking God for your gift.

  5. Rev. Scott Rosenstein says:

    Thank you for your beautiful and insightful worship resources!

  6. Becky Boyer says:

    I ran across your blog by accident. I am looking to start a blog for my youth ministry and trying to figure out the best site to go through. I have been in youth ministry and CE for 25 years and also have a 20 yr. old daughter with autism. She is attending college and living on campus! Our hard work and a lot of grace paid off! My husband was a pastor, but unfortunately passed away from cancer 3 years ago. It was just so cool to run across your page. I though I would just write you a note! God bless you!

  7. barbara cairns says:

    i just found your site. love it. blessings,
    b

  8. Frances Chester says:

    Hi Mindi!
    love your site- just discovering it!

    Will look for your autism & church blog; so great to see how you are thriving!

  9. […] Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell is our guest blogger for the Sunday Prayer this week. She writes, “…we pray without […]

  10. Laura Kelly says:

    I gave been a worship planner/leader in an ELCA congregation for 17 years. I was so happy to discover your site as a fresh new resource for my weekly planning.

    Thank you so much!

  11. Love your “Prayer to End Violence,” Mindi. We’re hosting our community Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East, a monthly gathering that’s been going on for many years, on March 18. So, I’m borrowing your prayer and adapting it into a prayer for two voices. I think it will be really powerful. And, giving you credit, of course! Love you, sweets.
    Tam

  12. Joshua Rinas says:

    Mindi, thanks for your writing and sharing. I am impressed with your creativity and Biblically faithful litanies, prayers, etc. Thank you!

  13. ed kaczperski says:

    I was just introduced to your site by a Pastor. I appreciate your weekly resources. I participate in the weekly Liturgy preparation for our MCC church. These prayers speak to our very diverse congregation. Thank you for this site. May you continue to be blessed as you are a blessing to so many more through this work.

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