Adult Education

Adult Education and Spiritual Formation

The Christian faith is a relationship with God and with each other. Our emotions, our intellect, and what we do physically, enhance our relationships with each other and with God. This is Christian formation. Therefore, Christian education draws from multiple experiences. First is our participation in worship. In addition, we spend time with God in prayer, by reading the Bible, by sharing our thoughts and experiences with each other and through serving God’s people. The Church of the Epiphany offers many ways to experience worship, prayer, the Bible and service. Come join us for fellowship, conversation, and reflection at any or all events. We look forward to seeing you there.


    Spiritual Formation How-To Guide

    Current Spiritual Formation Opportunities at Epiphany

    Journey of Discovery


Elaine Pope, M. Div., Director of Adult Christian Education

Elaine Pope received her Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary after retiring as a senior research technologist and an emerging process technology manager for Intel Corporation. Currently, she serves as the Director of Adult Religious Formation for the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Tempe. Her current professional focus includes spiritual formation practices across denominations – from Orthodox to Quaker – especially with how faith forms us for service and social action. Elaine is a spiritual director trained through CenterQuest’s School of Spiritual Direction. Elaine holds an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as an M. Div. Elaine continues to use her technical and theological training to explore the global intersections of science, faith, and society. Elaine serves on several local boards including Water from Rock, and serves as the Chairperson for the Theological Dialogue Commission of the Arizona Faith Network.


Please contact the Parish Office for information on Adult Education.