Election Day Prayer Vigil

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Amid the uncertainties and rhetoric dividing our nation on Election Day, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 3rd for a time of reflection and prayer.  Using the Liturgy of the Hours as our hours of prayer at 9:00 am, 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm, we are creating a safe, non-partisan ONLINE space as we unite our hearts with readings and silence.  Each session will be 30 minutes in length as we sit with each other and God, and pray that people of faith and goodwill will lead our nation into the future with justice and peace.  We place our hope in the Divine One who is always at work and present everywhere, regardless of who is living in the White House.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are gratefully accepted to support our ministry during COVID shutdown. Thank you.

NOTE: A Zoom invitation will be emailed to you upon registration.

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Lawrence works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  An ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, and American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.  

John Kiemele

From the Upper Great Plains to the urban shores of the Pacific Northwest to the New England Seacoast John Kiemele has assisted individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations with intentional soul care.  John is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge.  Prior to his recent move to the Northeast, John founded and served as executive director of Selah Center, a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area.  Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well.  John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, and holds post-doctoral certificates in Spiritual Direction, the Enneagram Spectrum, Wellness Coaching, and Mindful Self-Compassion.  He is also an ordained pastor who has served congregations across the US and Canada.  John enjoys spending time with his wife, Marissa, baking, walking, traveling, visiting cathedrals and monasteries, attending live theater, and rummaging through antique shops.