Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church


“Inviting Mystery, Embracing Compassion, Encountering Christ”


12 Years -  Episcopal Church Community in Cook County, MN

Church  Services at 10:30 AM on Sundays

at the Historic Maple Hill Church

County Road 54 (off the Gunflint Trail just past

the Gunflint Hills Golf Course).  Click Location tab for a map and driving instructions.

Everyone is Welcome

The Rev. Dr. Mary Ellen Ashcroft, Vicar

The Rev. Carolyn Schmidt, Assisting Priest

P.O. Box 1115, Grand Marais, MN  55604

For information call 218-387-1536

Now on FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/SpiritoftheWilderness

We are a liturgical, inclusive community.


Volunteer Schedule!!  As a ministry-centered Church many individuals participate in all aspects of our weekly worship.

     To volunteer to fill a slot please contact Carol Stender at cstender51@gmail.com

Prayer Chain:  Please contact Patsy Coleman to add someone with prayer needs, or if you’d like to hear of (and pray about) requests.  pbcoleman529@gmail.com

Upcoming Events:

    Bishop’s Committee:



        Bob Padzieski, Senior Warden

        David Coleman, Jr. Warden

        Karl Hansen, Treasurer

        Karen Halbersleben

        Shawn Howe

        Milan Schmidt

        Lee Stewart

        Carol Stender

        Ellen Stubbs

        Ritalee Walters



        Vicar:  Mary Ellen Ashcroft

To Contact:  Our Vicar, the Rev. Dr. Mary Ellen Ashcroft:  <maryellenvicar@gmail.com> or  218-387-1536

Weddings!!  For wedding rentals e-mail  Heidi Doo at unailedit@gmail.com.


This website is partially under construction and may not be updated as frequently as we wish.  Check out out Facebook Page for up-to-the-minute information.

If you are interested in receiving our weekly electronic newsletter please send a note to:  David.Coleman@wayne.edu

PLEASE note that this website is obsolete and is archived here for historical purposes.    There will be no further updates.  April 2020.  A new website, the the same URL, is under construction.

Contact information remains the same.  Questions to David.Coleman@wayne.edu