Today I'm launching Sacred Design Lab with my co-founders Angie Thurston and Sue Phillips. After five years of work, we're finally ready to be our own organization! I'll be back next week with a fresh newsletter. In the meantime - thank you.

We imagine a future
in which the wisdom of our ancestors
is remixed to create countless new iterations of
soul-centered design.


We are delighted to introduce Sacred Design Lab, a research and design consultancy working to create a culture of belonging and becoming. We collaborate with divinely restless, intellectually curious, and entrepreneurially practical leaders to help design and prototype the community and spiritual infrastructure of the future.

Part inspiration, part innovation, part future-casting, our work addresses emergent social problems with ancient practices. Early projects include:

  • collaborating with a health care foundation to improve health outcomes by reducing social isolation;
  • curating spiritual practices for a large tech company to support emotional well being; and
  • co-hosting a lab where secular experience designers and Episcopal liturgists work together to design for meaning.
Across the board, we reinterpret ancient best practices to transform people, programs, brands, and experiences to solve strategic problems.

At heart, we are designers, theologians, practitioners, strategists, and gatherers who are animated by joy, inspired by tradition, and motivated by the future.

The problem is soul-deep. So, too, must be our response.

Building on our academic foundation at Harvard Divinity School, Sacred Design Lab continues to explore and interpret the changing landscape of community and spiritual life. From How We Gather to Care of Souls, we name and frame trends and uncover new possibilities for creating what Charles Eisenstein calls "the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible."

Today we release our launch tract, Design For The Human Soul.

To learn more about us, join our launch call on October 28th from 2-3pm eastern time, visit, or write to us at

As we begin this new chapter of our work, we offer heartfelt gratitude to our elders, partners, friends, and soulful co-conspirators with whom we have traveled these last few years. We can’t wait to see what we create together next!


Casper ter Kuile, Angie Thurston, and Sue Phillips
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