GOA Center for Family Care Hosts Peer Group Facilitators Retreat

Fifteen Clergy and Clergy Wives Peer Group Facilitators from across the country came together last week for a 3-day retreat at St. Stephen’s Retreat Center in Titusville, Florida.

Dr. Randa Anderson, LCP and OCAMPR President presented on small group cohesion and cultivating trust amongst members. Dr. Sophie Azmy, LCP shared an interactive workshop on Peer Group Exercises to spark meaningful conversations. Rev. Dr. Alexander Goussetis, Director of the CFC, offered a segment on the importance of self-care for those in ministry, and Presvytera Kerry Pappas, LMFT helped participants sort through challenging situations within peer groups and the importance of using open-ended questions in discussions.

Participants also enjoyed the hospitality of the staff in a beautiful setting at St. Stephen’s Coptic Orthodox Retreat Center, the warmth of fellowship in Christ, and a chance to refresh bodies and souls while building resources and renewing their commitment to serve their fellow clergy and clergy wives.

Clergy and Clergy Wives Peer Groups are small groups of ministry leaders who join together for solidarity in their commitment to Christ, for growth in faith, and to foster healthy relationships with each other, their families, and their church families.

The Center for Family Care wishes to thank Leadership 100 for funding this ministry-building experience.

If you are interested in becoming a Clergy or Clergy Wives Peer Group Facilitator contact our office at [email protected].


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