Eliza Linley is an Episcopal priest, artist and architect. Her work includes arts ministries and pastoral care, and focusing on the creative center where art and spirit meet.
As an architect she works with churches that are building or rebuilding, helping congregations to better understand who they are being called to be and how their buildings can lead them toward that goal. As a photographer she travels and works with her husband, David Richardson (oakport.com) capturing the beauty of nature and the built environment. Their work has been shown at the Graduate Theological Union Library, the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, CA, the Santa Cruz Art League, and other venues in Northern California.
As a liturgical artist she is a silk painter and "visual preacher", connecting sacred texts and themes with meaning in our daily lives. She designs hangings for temporary and seasonal use as well as liturgical vestments. Her work has been shown at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the national Episcopal Church Center in New York, Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, and numerous other churches and galleries across the country.

Eliza is a pastor, preacher and teacher, serving at St. John the Baptist in Capitola, California. She also leads retreats and workshops in ministry and the arts, and teaches at the Center for Arts, Religion and Education of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

Eliza's sermons

She is a founding member of the Episcopal Church in the Visual Arts, a board member of the Center for Arts, Religion and Education, and chairs the Management and Finance Committee of the board of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, where she is engaged in the renovation of the upper campus.

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