Welcome to the Site for 
Grace Filled Turnings

Under this tab you will find a brochure for the retreat and an application form.  The Grace Filled Turnings retreat is scheduled for July 18-22, 2022.  Deadline for applications is

June 10, 2022.

The Presenters for this retreat are:

Rev. Dr. Alika Galloway

The Rev. Dr. Alika Galloway is Co-pastor of Liberty Community Church (PCUSA) in Minneapolis, MN.  She is the Editor of the book: Living Waters, Living Stories and a nationally known storyteller and movement maker.  Most recently Pastor Alika was the creative visionary for a community gathering entitled "Healing the Planet – Healing Ourselves!"and was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Missing and Murdered African American Women. A Bush Fellow, Pastor Alika serves as the CEO of the Northside Healing Space; a safe place to rest, remember, revive, and resist dehumanization as well as a place for the community to heal from racialized trauma. Pastor Alika is also the creative founder of the 21 st Century Academy, an initiative to assist K-12 grade children bridge the opportunity gap.  She is married to the Rev. Dr. Ralph Galloway and they are the parents of 3 children and 17 grandchildren.   


Rev. Dr. Yolande Palmore

The Rev. Dr. Yolande Palmore has been in ministry for 40 years.  Pastor Yolande served as Co-Founder and Senior Pastor of Kainos Community Church in Houston, Texas along with her husband, Dr. Joe Palmore, for 17 years. The founder of Restored Peace Ministries, Pastor Yo’s ministry focuses on people who have been hurt, abused and those who are in chaotic, anxious-driven, and discontented lives.  She earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Her doctoral emphasis was in healing and wholeness in the life of a Christian, which influenced her dissertation topic, “When the Saved Become Free.”  The Palmores are the parents of two adult sons and grandparents of 1 infant grandson.


The Rev. Dedra Herron-Slack

Rev. Dedra Herron-Slack is an Ordained Minister and Information Technology Delivery Executive with DXC Technologies. Having a dual career has afforded her the opportunity to minister both in the church and in the workplace as she leads a global staff of over 600 employees.  Ordained in 2010, Pastor Dedra worked alongside her husband, Pastor Paul T. Slack in the Leadership and Pastorate of New Creation Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 17 years.  She is the Founder and Creative Coach of Imago Dei Ministry, an education, coaching, spiritual direction, and creative arts ministry that offers workshops, mentoring and events for people wishing to deepen their relationship with God, find life purpose, and experience transformation in a sacred and safe community.  She and her husband have two adult sons who are both teachers,