Fall Women's Retreat
You are invited to come away to Olmsted this fall and immerse yourself in rich study and seeking with a cohort of other powerful Christian women. Olmsted's women's retreats offer inspirational speaking, encouraging group discussions, quiet time with God, opportunities to enjoy stillness and nature, and Christian hospitality that will make you feel welcome and cared for. Come and attend to your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Rev. Dawn Hand
Rev. Dawn M. Hand is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. In July 2021, she was appointed as the Central Maryland District Superintendent in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. She previously served as the Pittsburgh District Superintendent in the Western Pennsylvania Conference. Prior to her work as a DS, Rev. Hand was Executive Pastor / Chief of Staff at Foundry UMC in Washington, DC.
Prior to parish ministry, Rev. Hand served on the staff of the Western North Carolina Conference as Assistant Director of Communications. In 1996, she was promoted to the Director of Communications. She served in communication ministry for 15 years. She has also worked in TV news in her home state, North Carolina.
Rev. Hand has a passion for young people, justice, and spiritual witness. She believes humanity has more in common that united us than differences that separate us. Rev. Hand like to travel, cook, and stay active. She is a huge NFL and WNBA fan and cheers strongest for the Panthers and the Mystics.
October 23-25, 2022
- Event starts with dinner on Sunday, October 23 and concludes with lunch on Tuesday, October 25. Check-in is in Groves Lodge between 3 and 5pm on Sunday.
- Pricing includes two-nights stay (private hotel style room with linens), six meals, and course tuition. Discount available for those willing to select or be assigned a roommate. Please contact Olmsted for commuter rates.
- Register online, print and mail the registration form, or call to register at (814) 945-6512
Are you ready to be our guest?