Soul Leaders

You are invited to set aside time for you-

Your heart, your mind, your body and your soul- to be part of the next iteration of Soul Leaders.

Our focus will shift to a contemplative and celebratory look at the four seasons - Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. How are these seasons reflected and expressed in your work, love and life?

We will begin in November with a look at Autumn and the glorious riot of color that blankets the landscape. It becomes clear that the canopy of green was comprised of many different kinds of trees. Each has so much to offer as seeds are sown that will become evident in a season yet to be.

We will meet four times – once in each season. We will gather at Koinonia for dinner on a Monday evening and end our time together after lunch on Wednesday.

Our time together will be shaped by the use of the Touchstones in an effort to create trustworthy, gentle, empowering space for everyone. Our time together is not a time to fix or advise, but to listen deeply to each other and ourselves. 

If you went through one of the three God Sized Dreams retreat series, you may want to come on back for this one as our topic has shifted and you know the value of this way of being together.

You do and are expected to do so much for others.

Perhaps this is the time and season, to do something just for you.

Hear it firsthand

“There is a wonderfully rich, intentional rhythm to the practices throughout Soul Leaders. It is a time of deepening and enriching. Everything in Soul Leaders is done by invitation (rather than by strong-arm means) so you will go where and as deeply as you are willing. I very much appreciated the time listening to the Holy Spirit and to my colleagues. The intentional and guided practices of listening will bless me throughout my ministry.

Rev. Rhodie Jacobson, Normandale Hylands UMC


Retreat Dates:


  • November 12-14


  • January 28-30
  • May 6-8
  • August 19-21

Cost: $1,200 (includes lodging and facilitation); it can be paid over two years. All retreats take place at Koinonia Retreat Center in South Haven, MN.

Interested in a scholarship?

Clergy can apply for a Continuing Education Grant every quadrennium (2017-2020) to help fund opportunities just like this! Click here to fill out grant application. 

Is It Your Time to Join Soul Leaders?

Registration for 2018-19 is closed. Registration for 2019-20 will open in Summer 2019.

Want to Learn More About Soul Leaders?

Email Cindy Gregorson, Director of Ministries


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058