Marjory Bankson

Marjory Zoet Bankson is a published author, working artist, and seasoned spiritual guide. Her books, Call to the Soul and Creative Aging, present a spiral template for discerning call at every stage of life. Her other books, The Soulwork of Clay, Seasons of Friendship (Naomi & Ruth), and Braided Streams (Esther) are also designed for small group use.

Marjory was president of Faith At Work from 1985 to 2001, and continued as editor/publisher of Faith@Work magazine until 2008. Now she writes, speaks and facilitates group discernment events around issues of call and transition.

A graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard University), Marjory has an M.A. in American history from the University of Alaska. Cited for her work in lay ministry, she received an honorary doctorate from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1999. She is a Steward at Seekers, a Church of the Saviour community in Washington, D.C., where she preaches and teaches regularly.

As a clay and fiber artist, Marjory’s biodegradable burial urns and painted silk prayer shawls have been shown in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.. She is an experienced coach for end-of-life issues and rituals.