Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Offering healing and hope in the wake of destruction


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Cheri Thompson stands in front of the six banners representing the resiliency of nature and the human spirit.

SEELEY LAKE – "Once [Cheri Thompson] mentioned the idea to me, it was like, yeah, this is what we need to do for our congregation and for our community to help them heal," said Reverend Carrie Benton, pastor of Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church. "[The banners] will remind them that there is hope, this devastation is not the end of the things and through God's power we can get through devastating times."

Thompson felt led by God to make a visual art piece to bring healing to her congregation following the 2017 Rice Ridge Fire. As the liturgical artist for Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Churc...

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