Clergy Retreat: "This Odd and Wondrous Calling" scheduled for April 9-11

January 22, 2018

This Odd and Wondrous Calling:
A Time A Part for Clergy for Rest, Play, Creativity and Renewal
Monday, April 9, 2018 – Wednesday April 11, 2018
As rich as the season of Lent into Easter is, it can often be a “full” time for clergy who are seeking to provide meaningful journeys of faith for those they serve during this time. In the Easter days that follow this time, Leslee Wray is offering a two-day retreat for clergy who might welcome some rest and renewal.

Drawing upon Lillian Daniel’s and Martin B. Copenhaver’s book, This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers,  Leslee, along with her husband Dan, will be leading a time a part for rest, play, creativity and renewal at The Saint Francis Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC  April 9 – 11, 2018.

Time for stories, good conversation, reflection, solitude and exploring some creative and holistic means of grace such as photography, writing, yoga, and art will be offered as participants are invited to bless and affirm “this odd and wondrous calling” to representative ministry. 

Cost for Room, Board and Programing:
Double: $250                                                                          
Single    $300

All interested participants please email Leslee Wray at to make a reservation. DOWNLOAD RESERVATION FORM

Continuing education funds are available through the Board of Ministry for those who qualify.
The link to the application is: