Welcome to the Site for A Grace-filled Turnings
Under this tab you will find a brochure for this upcoming retreat and an application form. Grace-filled Turnings will take place at the Benedict Inn on July 15-19, 2019. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.
The Presenters for this retreat are:
Sarah Robinson Flick, MD
Sarah Flick is a psychiatrist, a spiritual director, and a writer. Sarah worked in the area of community mental health throughout her career. She has offered spiritual direction for over ten years to clergy and others, and has facilitated retreats for churches throughout the Houston area. Sarah is in the process of publishing a manuscript “Desire, Mystery, Belonging: A Love Letter and Spiritual Geography.” She is married to an Episcopal priest and has one young adult daughter and a golden retriever.
The Rev. Beth Fain
The Rev. Beth Fain is a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. After serving in the parish for twenty-six years, twenty-one as a rector, Beth now serves the Diocese as Missioner for Congregational Vitality. Outside of the parish ministry, Beth has worked extensively in the formation of new clergy on the staff of The Iona School for Ministry, as a facilitator in the Diocese’s two year post-ordination track (Curate Camp and First Time in Charge) and as an instructor in pastoral leadership for Women Touched by Grace. She loves to travel, read, knit, and hang out with her two grandsons who call her Grandma Texas.
The Rev. Dr. Ramonia Lee
Rev. Dr. Ramonia L. Lee has spent over 30 years in ministry working to create innovative and healthy models of ministry with various generations of the church. Her last 25 years have focused on the development of vital ministries with, for and by older adults. She currently serves as the Minister of Congregational Life at the Inter-Faith Chapel, an ecumenical Protestant congregation located in a retirement community in Silver Spring, MD. After 32 years of service to the church, she is ready to contemplate life after work. Ramonia is presently a member of a cohort group that has received a grant from the College of Pastoral Leaders at Austin Seminary, to examine issues relating to clergywomen’s readiness for retirement.