A Retreat of Our Own

Photo from 2018 Retreat


2019 Retreat: September 13-15 at Kuriakos

This year’s speaker is Dr. Faith Nostbakken, Spiritual Director and Northern Ecumenical Officer for our Synod. She will be speaking on the topic, “A Tapestry of Sacred Stories: Yours, Mine, God’s.”


Much more information, along with registration instructions, is available on the Retreat website, retreatofourown.com.

Joe Stolee (joestolee@shaw.ca; 403.478.9684) or Pamela Giles (pamelagiles@shaw.ca; 306.717.1209) can answer additional questions you may have.


Summary of 2018

The fifteenth annual Retreat of Our Own (ROOO), September 14–16 at Kuriakos on Sylvan Lake, was wonderful. This year’s speaker was Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen from OMG Center for Theological Education, who had previously spoken at the Bishop’s Study Conference (2016) and the ABT Synod Convention (2018). Dr. Madsen challenged the 53 participants with her ideas about radical grace and justice; on the final morning, she read posts from her blog and then expertly answered audience questions about grief. -submitted by Pamela Giles

About the Retreat Of Our Own (ROOO)

“A Retreat of Our Own” is a wonderful retreat for lay people and interested clergy, currently organized by Joe Stolee of Calgary and Pamela Giles. It runs from Friday evening to Sunday lunch.

Each September, it offers the opportunity to learn more about some aspect of Theology with an engaging speaker in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Worship, shared meals, and free time activities round out the weekend.