The Hildegarden is a non-profit retreat center grounded in the holistic charism of St. Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century German mystic and creative genius.  

The Hildegarden operates under the direction of Dr. Shanon Sterringer (Founder and Executive Director) together with a diverse Board of Directors (meet our Board Members)  The center is housed in the former St. Michael's Byzantine Church.

The Hildegarden strives to help individuals grow in mind, body, and spirit by offering a wide selection of inclusive and ecumenical programs including retreats, prayer/worship services, meditation, creative arts workshops, concerts, educational programs, quiet times (personal meditation and reflection), a spiritual library, and more.  

We invite you to come and spend some time in this sacred space.  Be sure to stop by and say hello to Rosa (pictured), our shepherdess.  To set up an appointment or for more information regarding hours and programs, email

What is The Hildegarden?