November 13, 2014 - November 15, 2014
Thu, Nov 13 – 3pm
Sat, Nov 15 – 12pm
Tammy Devine is a diaconal minister, and Wellness Manager for the Evangelical Church in America, serving through Portico Benefit Services. Tammy is a strategic and systemic whole person promoter of well-being, through education and inspiration throughout the ELCA. Devine collaborates with thought leaders to facilitate and motivate whole person lifestyle choices and serves as an external wellness consultant and coach to integrate well-being throughout the ELCA. Tammy is a registered nurse, (BA, Augustana College, Sioux Falls), a Master’s in leadership from Luther Seminary. She has completed preparation as a parish nurse/coordinator, and spiritual coach.
Dr. Chris Johnson has nearly 20 years of experience in speaking, writing, leading workshops, and facilitating retreats in higher education, faith-based organizations, and the business and not-for-profit communities. Chris just concluded 13 years as Director of the Center for Voational Reflection, Director for Vocation and Integrative Learning, and Associate Director of the Center for Servant Leadership at Gustavus Adolphus College, in Saint Peter, Minnesota, where he also taught courses in theology and ethics. Chris works in a variety of capacities with state, regional, and national projects around issues of personal, social, and ecological sustainability; experiential learning; vocation, calling, and purpose; leadership development; civic engagement; and spirituality in higher education. He is a Circles of Trust ® facilitator in association with the Center for Courage and Renewal. With his wife, Kim, he is co-founder of Prairie Oaks Institute, a nonprofit education, retreat, and sustainable-living center dedicated to nourishing expansive imagination, bold thinking, wise action, and cross-sector solutions to the unprecedented environmental and social challenges of our time.
Tom Morgan is Professor of Leadership Studies at Augsburg College. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Minnesota, a M.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon and a MBA in Finance & Operations Research from the University of Denver. He has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Faith in the City Collaborative since its inception in 1999 until 2012 and serves on the Boards of Seeing Things Whole and Select Learning Resources. Tom has over thirty years of teaching experience and has extensive experience in institutional planning and the design and implementation of new programs. Prior to working in higher education, he worked doing research and grant writing in health care. He has lived in the Twin Cities for the past thirty years. Tom is married, has one daughter, and thinks about riding his recumbent bicycle. He holds a private pilot’s license and enjoys woodworking.
Explore Your Life’s Calling
This retreat is for those who are either nearing or currently living in their 3rd Chapter of Life. It is a retreat to explore personal life callings, passions, meaning, and purpose. Vocation!
Tammy Devine, Tom Morgan & Chris Johnson
Grounded in the truths of your own stories and questions, and guided by the Circles of Trust® model based on the work of author and educator, Parker Palmer, this retreat invites you to step with intention into examination of the big questions of life – your identity, meaning, purpose, and calling. “Given my abilities and my (changing or changed) circumstances, how can I make a difference?”
The format is discussion oriented. DO NOT EXPECT LECTURES!
This retreat is part of the Vocation for Life initiative, a collaborative venture of several colleges/universities related to the ELCA. Facilitated by faculty and staff leadership of colleges of the ELCA and Portico Benefit Services, hosted by Spirit in the Desert.
Regular Registration Fees
$295.00 Private Room w/ Bath
$240.00 Shared Room w/ Bath
*If you’d like to retreat a bit longer and add a day before or after, please contact Cyndy Warnier at Spirit in the Desert for availability at: (480) 488-5218 or [email protected]