Many of us hold our relationships with family and friends as among the most precious parts of our lives, so deep and dear that we may not even be aware of the undercurrents created by money. In your relationships is money used to wield power or to empower your life together? Are money decisions a source of friction or collaboration? Is money a way of keeping score in your relationships or a tool for faithful action in the world? Our guest, Killian Noe, has been aware and intentional about money in her own relationships and seen the range of money dynamics in her work as pastor and fundraiser. Killian believes we can recognize the money dynamics in our relationships, change them if we need to, and use those healthy frameworks to relate more fully as God intended, not only in our own families but in the larger world, as well. Join us as we explore this personal and profound connection between our faith and our money.
Killian Noe founded the Recovery Café, a therapeutic community for men and women recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other mental health challenges, in 2003, filling a gap of services in Seattle, WA, for those between treatment and stable housing. Earlier, she co-founded and directed Samaritan Inns, intensive transitional and healing communities for people recovering from homelessness and addiction, in Washington, DC. Noe is pastor and founder of New Creations in Seattle, an ecumenical faith community committed to contemplation and action, in the tradition of Church of the Saviour in DC. A life-long student of intentional community, Noe has traveled to study with communities in India, Nicaragua, France, and Asia. Noe is the recipient of the 2012 Seattle University Red Winged Leadership Award and a 2007 Thomas C. Wales Foundation Honoree. She is the author of “Our Way Home: Addictions and Divine Love” (2001) and a 1998 Distinguished Alumni of Yale Divinity School.