Insight and inspiration on the future of community and spirituality

Hello! I’m Casper ter Kuile. My work explores how we’ll make meaning, deepen our relationships, and experience beauty in the 21st century. Whether convening, studying, writing, or speaking; I’m always weaving together tradition and innovation, levity and profundity, the secular and the sacred.

At my best, I find ways to ennoble the everyday and create the conditions for joyful belonging. I believe in the transforming power of small groups, the vitality of commitment, and the liberating potential of good theology. I delight in talking with soulful corporate leaders about ancient wisdom and with forward-thinking religious leaders about trends shaping our culture.

I’m the author of The Power of Ritual, the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, Nearness and the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.

My work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, VICE and on NPR and I’ve spoken widely on community trends, ritual, and emerging spirituality at The Aspen Ideas Festival, Cannes Lions Festival, Stanford University and numerous religious institutions.

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Previous clients

Etsy Logo

Keynote for global, remote workforce on meaning-making through ritual

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Co-authored report on grief, ritual and culture change


Expert interview on the future of belonging and structure of community

Google Logo

Departmental workshop and Q&A on soulful space-making

X Logo

Company-wide workshop sharing ancient insights on sabbath and rest

The Jewish Foundation Logo

Trend-mapping the future of religion

What Makes a Casper

I hold Masters degrees in Divinity and Public Policy from Harvard University and am indebted to the many mentors, teachers, and co-creators who’ve shaped my work–particularly those at Harvard Divinity School, where I served as a Ministry Innovation Fellow from 2016-2021.

You’ll find me happiest when I’m harmony folk singing, gathering people together, or stopping for a tea break on a long country walk. Although originally from England and Holland, I now live with my husband in Brooklyn, NY. I’m represented by Writers House.


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