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Annual Pastors Retreat
February 15 - February 17
The last few years have been incredibly challenging for pastors leading local congregations. The acceleration of change and demands to meet those changes has placed a heavy burden on the soul of the pastor. Good News – The annual pastors retreat will be a perfect opportunity to nurture the soul. Our retreat leaders will inspire unique insights while guiding pastors through soul nurturing spiritual practices. Don’t miss this opportunity to “Return to Your Soul”.
Check in starts on Wednesday at 1:30 pm.
The first scheduled activity is a Welcome Reception at 4:30 pm.
Retreat Leaders: Rev. Elizabeth Chu and Rev. Ryan Romberg
Music: Rev. Beth Pinney
Presenters: Maggie Harmon and Rev. Joseph Moore
Maggie Harmon serves as the Ministry Relations Officer for the Southwest Region with the Presbyterian Foundation. She provides consultative services designed to create and nurture generous living, organizational sustainability, and systems that support long-term ministry success. ”I believe that philanthropy is much more than just giving, it is our opportunity to respond to God’s commandment to care for each other, for this planet, and to ensure that our values live on for generations.”
Maggie’s experience includes over 20 years of legal practice, management consulting, and leadership coaching. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has extensive training in social science based organizational development. Maggie is a ruling elder at Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California.
Maggie holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. She has certification in leadership, organizational growth, and social science from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is an interfaith chaplain with a Doctor of Ministry in interfaith spirituality and systems.
Rev. Joseph Moore
Joseph Moore serves as the Ministry Relations Officer for the South Central Region. He works with congregations to create a culture of generosity, offers seminars and workshops, develops gifts and fundraising plans for ministries, provides coaching to finance, stewardship and endowment committees, and helps congregations discern where the Spirit might be leading as they consider issues around mission, property, and sustainability.
“I am convinced that the Spirit is at work in our Church and stories of hope and faithfulness are the cornerstone of effective ministry and stewardship,” said Joseph. “I am excited to walk with congregations as they explore innovative and effective ways to tell their stories, and to use the expertise and resources of the Presbyterian Foundation to help support their mission and ministry.”
Prior to joining the Foundation, Joseph served as pastor at several churches in Texas and Colorado. In addition to his work at the Foundation, he recently finished serving as moderator of the Presbytery of Plains and Peaks. He is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Trinity University (TX). He and his wife Shelley live in Ft. Collins, CO with their three children, Micah, Liam, and Hettie. He is a terrible fly fisher but he loves it and will never stop trying.