Clergy Women and Lay Women serving local churches please join us May 1, 2019 at the Northfield Inn and Suites Conference Center in Springfield, Illinois. Our one-day retreat will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 4:00 p.m.
There is no cost for this retreat, but we do require that you pre-register for this event. Hotel rooms are available by calling the Northfield Inn and Suites direct at 217-523-7900.
Bishop Deborah Kiesey will be our featured guest. Bishop Kiesey has a wealth of ministry experience and will share with us her ministry journey. This will include sharing the joys and pains in all aspects of ministry (managing family demands and ministry demands, church politics, dealing with sexism and sexual harassment, highs and lows of pastoral leadership and episcopal leadership, how to find and maintain joy and spiritual vitality, as well as the most important things she learned and desires to pass on to others).
There will be plenty of time for table talk, reuniting with friends, and making new connections. There will also be a time for Questions and Answers with Bishop Kiesey and with the Bishop and Cabinet.
The purpose of the gathering is for clergy women to have a place where they can be affirmed, encouraged, have a safe place to let their guard down and have fun, feel a sense of support and connection with other clergy women as well as have a time to share their concerns with their Bishop (me) and hear from me regarding issues important to them.