Retreat on Finding Sacred Rhythms for Daily Life

July 21-24 (Thursday-Sunday)

God’s design was for life to be lived in rhythms: spiritual, relational, physical, and so on. However, most of us are unfamiliar with the grooves that God has given us as individuals. Beginning with the issues of introverted versus extroverted, we will explore the biblical, spiritual, and psychological rhythms that can bring us great joy and freedom, enabling us to love God and others as our true selves. The introvert/extrovert issue isn’t a dichotomy but a continuum. We all have introverted and extroverted aspects of our personalities, and this can be applied to many aspects of life. We will explore our individual rhythms for inward/outward spiritual disciplines, solitude/community, work/rest.


Adam McHugh
Adam S. McHugh is the author of Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister, spiritual director, chaplain, speaker, and retreat leader. He has served at Presbyterian churches, as a hospice chaplain, and as campus staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He has been published in The Christian Century, The Washington Post, RELEVANT Magazine, Crosswalk, Patheos, Jesus Creed, and Ministry Today. Adam is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and Princeton Theological Seminary. He lives in Claremont, California. Click here to visit Adam’s blog.

Laura Robinson Harbert
Laura is a clinical psychologist and an ordained Presbyterian minister. She is in private practice in Pacific Grove, California, but also enjoys the opportunity to preach, teach, and lead retreats on subjects that integrate psychology and faith. Laura has taught courses in pastoral care at Fuller Seminary and at North Park Seminary in Chicago. Before moving to the Monterey Bay area, she was a parish associate at the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Illinois and at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Laura has a passion for integrating her work in clinical psychology with spiritual growth and discipleship. She completed her doctoral dissertation on the role of forgiveness in emotional healing. She received her B.A. from Wheaton College (1981), M.Div. (1986) from Fuller Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. (1988) from Fuller ‘s Graduate School of Psychology.


Sean Jackson
Organist and pianist trained at The Juilliard School; Director of Music, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, Connecticut. Sean Jackson is an organist and pianist specializing in classical and Christian music. He performs favorite masterpieces and arrangements on both instruments, as well as his own compositions, using his conservatory training to merge a high caliber of classical performance with contemporary and traditional Christian music.
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Stephen Clapp
Stephen Clapp is a violinist, an educator and Dean Emeritus of the Juilliard School. As a member of the Beaux-Arts String Quartet, Mr. Clapp won the first Naumberg Chamber Music Award.  He won the Josef Gingold Prize of the Cleveland Society for Strings and has been concertmaster of the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra.  Stephen Clapp has performed throughout Europe and North America.  He was first violinist in the Blair String Quartet as well as the founding violinist of the Oberlin Trio. His musical education includes studies with Dorothy DeLay and Ivan Galamian at Juilliard, Andor Toth at the Oberlin Conservatory where he earned his bachelor of music degree, and at the Mozarteum Akademie in Salzburg, Austria. Mr. Clapp resides with his wife, Linda, in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Johnny Jones
Woodworking to include: wooden utensils, small birds, and crosses; Boerne, Texas.

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