The Literature of the Bible is our Compass for Life

A literature teacher by training and profession, Joyce Denham has pursued her special love of Biblical Literature through years of lecturing at churches, retreats, homes, and online. Hear her on Sundays in our Forum class called Compass. Unfolding the Bible’s stories, histories, poetry, law volumes, and more, Joyce draws listeners into an unexpected and astonishing world of human and Divine drama. Come to Compass for yummy herbal teas, strong coffee, and ever-deepening friendships as together we encounter the Literature of the Bible as our compass for life. All are welcome!

Compass is a part of our Adult Forum programs. We meet on Sundays at 9:00 AM in the Commons Room.

Visit our events page for details of the upcoming Compass series. 


During our Adult Formation offerings from 9-10 AM on Sunday mornings, our staffed Nursery (upper-level Chapel wing) is open for children from birth – age 3.

We also offer supervised Children & Youth Fellowship time in the Children’s Ministry Room (lower-level Chapel wing) for potty-trained 3 years olds through youth in grade 12.


When she’s not teaching, Joyce Denham is writing and touring. She is the author of many internationally-published books for children and adults on Christian faith, Celtic prayer, and the lives of the saints. She loves leading spiritual retreats, both here and at historic monastic sites in the UK. After spending two years in the woods of northwestern Wisconsin, she and her husband, Pete Lundstrom (whose favorite occupation is drinking coffee and talking history and theology), recently moved to Bloomington and are delighted to join the church family of St. Stephen’s.