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Embracing True Self and True Callings


You are invited to a 3-day retreat to restore yourself and renew your practice of ministry through confidential and courageous conversation. In a community of colleagues, through individual reflection, small group conversation, plenary discussion, and guided facilitation, you will have the opportunity to uncover your deepest sense of self and truest sense of callings. It is from this place, our “true north,” that we grow to lead authentically, serve passionately, and love boldly. 

 

Meet Your Facilitators

Sarah Hescheles, has spent her career building structures and cultivating communities and is passionate about co-creating sacred space to nurture individual wholeness, integrated leaders, and weave life-giving, compassionate communities. She enjoys working with faith formation leaders, faith communities, people who care for all who are suffering and hurting, and leaders who actively work to strengthen their communities. Sarah received her Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Master of Divinity from Duke University, Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, and was prepared as a Courage & Renewal facilitator by the Center for Courage & Renewal. She is a life-long United Methodist whose spirituality is profoundly influenced by the natural environment and has volunteered with faith communities serving in missions/social justice, worship, and youth ministry.

Rev. Nathan KirkpatrickRev. Nathan Kirkpatrick is an Episcopal priest and managing director for Alban at Duke Divinity School. Before joining the Divinity School he pastored a two-point UMC charge in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. Over the last 13 years with Duke he has redesigned, led, and directed the Duke Divinity School Course of Study program for local pastors, offered leadership development opportunities and facilitation for the Endowed Episcopal Consortium of Parishes, and studied extensively the formation of clergy and lay leadership. Before being ordained a priest in the Episcopal church, Nathan was an ordained elder in the WNCC UMC for 10 years.

Additional information

Retreats begin day one at 4:00 pm and end day three at noon.

Cost includes program and materials, two nights lodging, snacks, meals | dinner day 1 - breakfast day 3. 

Each retreat is limited to 30 participants.
Registration is accepted until retreats are filled.

Retreats underwritten by the Michigan Conference Office of Clergy Excellence

Registration questions or to register please contact:
Debbie Stevenson, Office of Clergy Excellence
dstevenson@michiganumc.org
517.347.4030 x4051

Program questions please contact:
Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne
jbrowne@michiganumc.org

Sarah Hescheles, MDiv, STM
sarah@restoringwatersconsulting.com

Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick
nekduke@gmail.com

Three opportunities for Michigan Conference clergy
to participate in this retreat!

 

March 25 -27, 2020

Wednesday, March 25 - Friday, March 27, 2020
St. Francis Retreat Center | DeWitt
$325 single occupancy | $300 double occupancy
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October 26 - 28, 2020

Monday, October 25 - Wednesday, October 28
Lake Huron Retreat Center | Burtchville
$400 single occupancy | $300 double occupancy
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October 28 - 30, 2020

Wednesday, October 28 - Friday, October 30
Lake Huron Retreat Center | Burtchville
$400 single occupancy | $300 double occupancy
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Retreats begin day one at 4:00 pm and end day three at noon.

Cost includes program and materials, two nights lodging, snacks, meals | dinner day 1 - breakfast day 3. 

Each retreat is limited to 30 participants.
Registration is accepted until retreats are filled.

restore your spirit • know yourself more deeply • revitalize & renew your calling • grow courage to be yourself

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