Caring for Your Soul: Clergy Retreat

All Region Clergy are invited to some time away at Camp Tamarack from Sunday, January 29th, in the evening, through Tuesday, January 31st, 2pm

The purpose of our time together is to provide space for clergy post-holidays to relax, rest, and seek spiritual direction or coaching should they desire it.

Our retreat leaders are Rev. Dr. John Walton, Jr., pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Rev. Dr. Thomas Aldworth, retired from Chicago, and Rev. Jacki Belile, of Living Well Ministries and pastor of Eden United Church of Christ.

Registration is open until Jan 15th, 2023

Tentative Schedule:

Sunday, January 29th: arrive any time after 6pm to Basile Lodge. No dinner will be provided, but snacks will be available. Games, puzzles, hot cocoa—arrive and settle in.

Monday, January 30th:

Breakfast: 8 a.m. in John Gray

Morning Session: 9 a.m. in John Gray

Personal Devotional/Journal activity: “What is it that I need right now? What does the Holy Spirit speak to me?”

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Break

11a.m.-12 p.m. Presentation on Spiritual Direction and Coaching

—What is the difference between spiritual direction, coaching, and therapy

Lunch: 12 p.m.

Afternoon Options: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sign up for a 1:1 session (45 minutes) for Care of the Soul.

Go ice fishing (weather permitting)

Board games or puzzles


Craft Time

Resource Table

Read a book, do what you want on your own.

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Evening worship 7-7:30 p.m.

7:30 – on: Free time, snacks/S’mores, etc

Tuesday, January 31st

Breakfast 8 a.m.

Morning Options 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (same as before)

Closing Worship 11 a.m.

Lunch 12 p.m.

Option to remain for the afternoon or to return home.

Cost for participants: $35 meals only, $135 per person for single room in Basile, $85 per person for double in Basile or John Gray (overflow only)

Register here

Any questions on the retreat, please contact Mindi or Sean. Any questions on the facility please contact Carolyn.

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