summer 2019 women's retreat
Wednesday, Aug 14 – Sunday, Aug 18, 2019
Your One Wild and Precious Life
As women, we are tugged and pulled in a variety of directions. Our commitments to family, faith, work and community stretch us and leave little room to nurture our spirits. Intentional spiritual practices help us focus on the God who accompanies us and gives us life and hope. We’ll explore the poetry of Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry as we strengthen our connections to our creating and creative God.
*From the poem, A Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Jennifer Burns Lewis
The Reverend Jennifer Burns Lewis is a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor who serves as the Visioning and Connecting Leader (Executive Presbyter) for the Presbytery of Wabash Valley in north central Indiana. A transplant in the Midwest from New York, Jennifer has served the church since 1983 as a pastor, chaplain and college faculty member, and clergy coach in North Carolina, New Jersey, southern Illinois and in the western suburbs of Chicago before moving to Indiana in the summer of 2016. An avid reader, knitter and student of yoga and CrossFit, Jennifer and her husband, the Rev. H. Daniel Lewis, are the parents of two young adults (Claire and Duncan) and, by the time summer 2019 arrives, the grandparents of one granddaughter, Eleanor.