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Andrews University Seminary Spouses in Ministry Retreat

March 1–3, 2013, found 55 young ladies attending the Seminary Spouses in Ministry Retreat. The retreat was held at Five Pines Ministries Retreat Center in Berrien Center, Michigan.

The theme for this year's retreat was "Bridging the Gap," and programming focused on nurturing one's spiritual life while engaged in full-time life/ministry as a pastor's spouse. We were blessed to have Janet Page, an associate in the General Conference Ministerial Department, as the main presenter, and Leah Page as the minister of music. Two health workshops were conducted by Aquarius Jones and Raquel DeJesus, both Seminary spouses.

The retreat included time for prayer, journaling, visiting, time in nature and fun. Delicious meals were provided, and there was a special time for pampering and other fun activities.

Many positive comments were received at the end of the weekend. It was truly a Spirit-filled weekend, which helped to bond the ladies closer to God and to each other.


Ministry highlights shared by Lisa Clouzet
Andrews University Theological Seminary assistant professor of theology and chaplaincy

Photos by Paula Arrais