Kendall Vanderslice is a baker, writer, and the founder of the Edible Theology Project. A graduate of Duke Divinity School (Master of Theological Studies), Boston University (MLA Gastronomy), and Wheaton College (BA Anthropology), she has committed her life to the study of food and community formation. Kendall is a professionally trained baker, having learned from several top American pastry chefs. In 2018, she was named a James Beard Foundation national scholar for her work bridging food and religion. She is the author of “We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God” and “By Bread Alone: A Baker’s Reflections on Hunger, Longing, and the Goodness of God.”
- Mar 22 - 24 2024
- All Day
Bake and Pray Retreat Weekend
Kendall Vanderslice, creator of the Edible Theology Project, will be hosting this unique retreat that explores baking bread as a spiritual practice. The Bake & Pray Retreat is a weekend of bread-making and prayer. Blending baking science and technique with theological reflection, Kendall will teach participants how to incorporate bread-making into the rhythms of their busy lives. Whether lifelong bakers or intimidated by the thought of yeast, participants will step away from the workshop with a practical understanding of how to bake bread and a deep appreciation for the ways God can shape them in the process.
The retreat will begin with supper on Friday, March 22 and conclude with an ecumenical prayer service on Sunday, March 24. In addition to baking together, we will prepare a simple supper to share on Saturday evening. Cost is $400 per person for a single occupancy room; and $300 per person for double occupancy. This includes all meals and baking supplies along with the program.