Sharon Henthorn-Iwane is an iconographer residing in Berkeley, CA. Sharon spent ten years on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She continues ministering in church leadership, prayer and spiritual direction in both Catholic and Protestant churches. Her website is

Making the Invisible Visible
An Iconographer’s Path of Prayer, Paint, Presence, Perspective, and Perseverance
By Sharon Henthorn-Iwane

Prayer has always been a focus of my personal relationship with God and my discipleship. So much so, that as a ministry, I have spent the better part of my life helping people pray. In addition, as a created being, my own creativity has most directly been expressed in the visual arts. Being an iconographer brings the streams of prayer and painting together for me.