The purpose is to provide an environment that helps a clergy person (and spouse if desired) or church staff person associated with the conference to restore their body, mind, and spirit toward more abundant living. To facilitate this environment, Shade and Fresh Water will provide a healing space, spiritual companion, or spiritual director to work with the person or persons on retreat.
Clergy find this time apart as an invitation to reconnect in a deeper way with God, explore that relationship and the personal spiritual journey, and to rest. We invite you to read some testimonials of experiences on this site as well.
Personal Retreats are provided by request of the individual. A standard retreat is 3 days and 2 nights. Longer retreats are available. A Spiritual Director is assigned to meet with the individual (and spouse if attending). Retreats include 2-3 sessions with a Spiritual Director.