Clergy and Spouse Retreat
Jan 6-8, 2019
Redwood Glen
Sponsored jointly by the Ministers Council of the Greater Bay Area and Redwood Glen
Holy Ground, Holy Fire, Holy Name
Torah Spirituality for the Pastoral Soul
In thirsting for “deeper communion,” as the old hymn puts it, Christians often overlook one of the greatest sources of spiritual renewal available to them, the Older Testament or Torah. Our retreat this year is designed to impart a renewed understanding of the Torah as a source for living a life of spiritual significance now!
Rev. Dr. James Brenneman
Rev. Dr. James Brenneman (Jim) is the President of American Baptist Seminary of the West, having begun his tenure in Fall of 2017. Prior to his call to ABSW, he completed three successful terms as President of Goshen College in Indiana.
Jim is an ordained Anabaptist/Mennonite minister and the founding
pastor of Pasadena (CA) Mennonite Church where he served for 20 years. Prior to that, he was a senior associate in leadership development at World Vision from 1983-1986. For fifteen years, he served on the faculty at Episcopal Theological School at Claremont (CA) in Old Testament scholarship.
He received his BA from Goshen College, his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and at Claremont Graduate University, he earned both an MA in religious studies and a PhD with a focus in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies. An accomplished scholar and author,  Jim is married to Dr. Terri Brenneman, a clinical psychologist and they are parents of their twenty-two year old son, Quinn.

Sunday Evening, January 6
Those who are coming in on Sunday evening may arrive anytime after 4:00pm and check into their assigned room. No dinner or event is planned.
Monday, January 7
9-10am   Registration (Continental Bkfst)
10am       Welcome & Morning
Session: Holy Ground
12:30       Lunch
1:30         Free Time
5:30         Dinner
6:30p      Evening Worship
Session: Holy Fire
9:00p      Evening Event!
( Hmm-what could it be?)
Tuesday, January 8
8:00       Breakfast
9:00      M-C Business meeting
10:00       Morning Session and
Closing Worship: Holy Name
12:00       Lunch
Free Additional Night on Tuesday
In addition to Sunday evening, Redwood Glen has kindly offered an additional night stay at no cost on Tuesday. Feel free to take this opportunity for renewal and rest, or a personal time of prayer or planning. No evening meal is prepared.

Retreat costs covers housing, meals, and retreat expenses.

Siden Center
Hotel style rooms, linen and towels, soaps provided, private bathroom.

Double occupancy
  Ministers Council Member     $130
  Non-member                          $145

Single occupancy
  Ministers Council Member     $160
  Non-member                          $175

Guests should bring a sleeping bag or bedding, pillow, towels, soap, toiletries. Shared bathrooms, bunk beds.

  Ministers Council Member     $ 95
  Non-member                          $105

Scholarships are available. Contact Redwood Glen (650.879.0320) for details.

Redwood Glen
100 Wright Dr.
Loma Mar CA 94021