2022 National Clergy Couple Retreat

"Marriage and Ministry: A Seamless Embrace"

October 3-6, 2022

Hyatt Lodge • Oakbrook, IL

 

The retreat will begin on Monday evening, October 3rd at 7pm with a welcome reception and will end by noon on Thursday, October 6, following Liturgy, brunch, and closing remarks.

Monday, Oct. 3

3:00-6:00 pm:  Registration 

7:30-9:00 pm:  Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception (Ice breaker, Fr. Jim & Donna Pappas)

 

Tuesday, Oct. 4

7:00 am:    OPTIONAL: perhaps a group scheduled walk for early birds) 

8:30 am:    Worship  

9:00 am:    Breakfast 

9:45 am:    Introductory Remarks  

10:00 am: “Personal and Vicarious Trauma,” Dr. George Stavros

10:30 am: “Heart to Heart”—couple private work based on presentation and exercise/s 

11:15 am:  Small group discussions—connection of theme to ministry

Noon:        Lunch  

1:00 pm:   Free time

2:00 pm:  “Intimacy in Marriage,”  Fr. Jerry & Helene Hall

2:30 pm:    Heart to Heart 

3:15 pm:   Small group discussions 

4:00 pm:   Free Time (option: private meeting w/trained counselor) 

5:30 pm:   Worship 

6:30 pm:   Dinner 

7:30 pm:   Marriage Game (Fr. Jim & Donna Pappas) 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 5

7:00 am:    OPTIONAL: perhaps a group scheduled walk for early birds) 

8:30 am:    Worship  

9:00 am:    Breakfast 

9:45 am:    Introductory Remarks  

10:00 am: “Gratitude and Forgiveness,” Fr. Harry & Kerry Pappas

10:30 am: “Heart to Heart”—couple private work based on presentation and exercise/s 

11:15 am:  Small group discussions—connection of theme to ministry

Noon:        Lunch  

1:00 pm:   Free time

2:00 pm:  “Communication and Conflict,” Fr. Timothy Pavlatos

2:30 pm:    Heart to Heart 

3:15 pm:   Small group discussions 

4:00 pm:   Free Time (option: private meeting w/trained counselor) 

5:30 pm:   Worship 

6:30 pm:   Dinner 

7:30 pm:   Evening activity / Informal fellowship, fire-pit, snacks

 

Thursday, Oct. 6

8:30 am:    Orthros & Divine Liturgy (w/marriage blessing prayer)

10:00 am:  Brunch (w/ open mike/Q&A w/panel of presenters and closing remarks 

12:00 pm    Farewell