Rest and Renewal for Leaders of Faith

November 14, 2022 - November 16, 2022
Dates: November 14-16 (times not specified)
Offered by Five Oaks Centre
Cost: $445 (meals and accommodation included)

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out…? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.” – Matthew 10:28

While rooted in the Christian faith, this retreat welcomes leaders from all faith traditions. Leaders who have spent the last 2 years zooming, streaming, and pivoting, who have not been able to go on retreat due to lock downs and physical distancing and who just need a few days where nothing is expected of them.

Tanya Dyck Steinman, Five Oaks’ Settler Program Coordinator, will offer just enough guidance on this retreat to ensure that you have ample time to do what you need. This time is yours to tend your own soul.

Tanya is also available for spiritual direction.

Here is What to Expect
• A small, relaxed event with a group of community-oriented ministers.
• A retreat pace with generous space for walking the land or sitting by the Grand River, sleeping, or not doing anything at all.
• Opportunities for spiritual renewal: silent contemplation, labyrinth, guided meditation, expressive art, and time to play.
• Honest conversations with others on a similar journey.
• Delicious meals and comfortable accommodations.
• Add on an extra night or two to extend your retreat until Friday November 4th. (Food can be purchased in the nearby town of Paris).


Tanya Dyck Steinmann


Tanya is spiritual director, a retreat facilitator, and is currently an ordained minister in the Mennonite Church, serving in a variety of churches and ministry settings for over 25 years. Tanya is currently enjoying a new role at Five Oaks as the Settler Partner Program Coordinator. Tanya has a passion for creating sacred space for people to listen deeply, reflect and take transformative action in their own lives. She understands the joys and challenges of ministry and the absolute necessity of soul care.

They shall be like a tree planted by water,
sending out its roots by the stream.
It shall not fear when heat comes,
and its leaves shall stay green;
in the year of drought, it is not anxious,
and it does not cease to bear fruit. Jer. 7:8