Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2016: Exploring Transitions Retreat – “Crossing Over”
Exploring Transitions is a series of four retreats that are part of the “Discover Your Life’s Calling” programming. The series begins annually in the Fall, but each one also stands alone so you may start anytime, and attend as many as you like. The focus is the “transitions” we all experience in our lives, whether we are in our first, second or third chapter!
Exploring Transitions Series Fall Retreat: Crossing Over
Crossing over into a time of transition…time to stop, reflect and consider what this change means in the way of:
- Letting go
- Trusting God’s guidance … as we crossover into the unknown
This retreat will invite God’s people to listen and reflect and walk with one another as we explore what God is calling us into in this chapter of our lives. Music, poetry and scripture will help us explore this time of crossing over. Led by Tammy Devine, Tom Morgan, and music with Michael Larson.
Other upcoming Exploring Transitions retreats (more information coming soon):
Winter: Feb 13-15, 2017 “True to Myself”
Spring: April 24-26, 2017 “Life’s Detours & Road Blocks”
Summer: May 23-25, 2017 “Living Well”
Tammy Devine is a diaconal minister, and Wellness Manager for the Evangelical Church in America (ELCA), 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), with a Masters in leadership from Luther Seminary. She has completed preparation as a parish nurse/coordinator and as a spiritual coach.
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.
Michael Larson lives his music in a variety of fashions, most regularly at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Olympia, WA, where he speaks of God through his keys and collaboration with exceptional musicians. He can be found working with musicians and leaders involved in worship settings, designing and leading workshops on music and spirituality, and musically creating spaces to awaken to the ordinary presence of God. He graduated from the Master of Theological Studies program at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, where he focused his studies on music as local theology. Prior to his graduate studies, Michael studied psychology, neuroscience, and chemistry at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
Retreat fee includes: 2 nights lodging, 5 meals, program and materials. Starts at 4pm on Monday, Oct. 31 — ends Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Costs: $180 per person for commuters; $240 shared room; $295 private room. Special discounts apply if you attend two or more of the Transitions Series. Please call Cyndy at (480) 488-5218 if you want to book multiple retreats.
Cancellation Policy: Full refunds of deposit/payment less 15% handling fee, will be given up to 90 days before the event. After 90 days, no refunds are given. We do expect a waiting list for these events. Should we be able to replace a cancellation (exact exchange) a full refund less 15% handling fee will be given.