for Renewing the Culture


mission | general information


The purpose of the Cole Foundation is to promote and support research, scholarly studies, and the development of a written philosophy from the teachings of the New Church, regarding the economy, the civil law, the political theory, and the cultural and ethical values applicable thereto.

Summerhouse of Emanuel Swedenborg

Summerhouse of Emanuel Swedenborg

Board of Trustees

  • Rev. Walter E. Orthwein, Chair
  • Dr. D. Gregory Rose, Treasurer
  • Sandra M. Odhner, Secretary
  • Rev. Stephen D. Cole
  • Lisa B. Childs
  • Dean and Nita Holmes


  • B. E. Odhner, Executive Director