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Retired Rostered Leaders Annual Retreat


Clergy/AIMs/Spouses/Widows & Widowers


February 26 – 27, 2018 

for our Annual Retreat at the

San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, CA

“If a grain of wheat …”
{Trusting the resurrection message of dying and rising}

The Rev. Raymond Pickett, rector of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University

Dr. Picket was a professor at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) before assuming his position at PLTS on June 1. In our time together, Ray will be asking:

“What might the disestablishment of the church look like and mean for us?  What is the purpose of the church? What does all of this mean to and for retired church leaders?”

Of himself, Ray says, “I come to this role after seven years as a parish pastor and twenty-one years teaching New Testament, most recently at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. For the last several years I have been involved with faith-rooted community organizing. I am accompanying a national group of ELCA pastors and leaders from all over the country who are using and adapting the arts of community organizing to positively impact their neighborhoods. As a pastor, teacher, and community organizer, my center of gravity has always been the prophetic ministry of Jesus who inspired people to enact a shared vision, values, and practices he called the kingdom of God. Empowered by the Spirit he brought healing and renewal to people in his own Galilean community. This is our foundational narrative, and it is a model that can be adapted in our own contexts as we build relationships with people and organizations in the city.”

REGISTRATION FORM                   COVER LETTER                      SCHEDULE


February 25, 2018


February 27, 2018

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