Spring Minister’s Retreat
Pilgrim Pines Camp and Reverend Felix Villanueva, Southern California Nevada Conference Minister invite all clergy to the Spring Ministers’ Retreat. This year our retreat leader will be Rev. Dr. James D. Findlay. You are invited to a time of rest, reflection, renewal, and an opportunity to be in fellowship with Conference staff and colleagues.
The Retreat will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 and adjourn after breakfast on Thursday, April 12. Tuesday lunch through Thursday breakfast and snacks are included in the $105.00 registration fee. Registrations are due by April 1st. A $10.00 late fee will be added to registrations received after that date.
There will be time for fellowship, enjoying the beauty of the mountain, reading, resting, worship, and enrichment. Dr. Findlay is an experienced retreat leader. He has an ecumenical background, along with a great commitment to the UCC. He majored in religion at Haverford College in Pennsylvania and received his M. Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from Claremont Graduate University. He has worked as a community organizer, non-profit fundraiser, settled and interim local church pastor, and seminary and college professor. He will bring his experience with many forms of practice in his spiritual journey, including yoga, Qi Gong, spiritual hymn singing, extended visits to Roman Catholic monasteries, and meditative readings of sacred texts to his leadership with colleagues.