Retreat Coordinators


To plan and facilitate an annual all-church retreat that enhances community life and provides opportunity for spiritual growth.

Members (two-year term):

  • Chair: Ben and Hannah Bailey 2020
  • Jonathan Murch 2020
  • Dayna Olson-Getty  (pastoral team rep)

Past Retreat Themes and Verses:

  • 2018: Sabbath Soul Tending
    • Guest speaker Anita Amstutz
  • 2017: Joy, Love, and Resistance: Practicing the politics of Mary in the face of Empire
    • Guest speaker Isaac Villegas
  • 2016: Where the Good Way Lies
  • 2015: Play It Again Sam: How God Speaks to Us Through Play
    • keynote speaker Melissa Florer-Bixler
  • 2014: One Spirit Many Songs
    • Keynote Speaker: Seth Crissman
    • Theme Verse: Colossians 3:16
    • Food  by Sheila Ishee
  • 2013: Crossing Borders, Respecting Boundaries
    • Keynote Speaker: Jayne Docherty
    • Theme Verse: Isaiah 65:17-25
    • Food by Sheila Ishee
    • Friday evening: Potluck Supper and Group Games (Linda and Brian Martin Burkholder)
    • Breakout Sessions: Response to key note, Writing workshop (Shirley Showalter), The global church, Nature walk (Doug Graber Neufeld)
    • Saturday evening: Concert and hymn sing by the Walking Roots Band
  • 2012: CMC's 40th Anniversary

Retreat Committee job description