Reflect on aging and refresh your faith for the third chapter of life!
Guided conversations, group activities, and prayer will reframe our approach to aging, transitions, death, and new roles in family dynamics. Presenter Rev. Ken Smith will challenge participants to explore the two different moral compasses we use as we age that guide our decision-making and reflect on our accumulations of joy, sadness, and our individual legacies.
Rev. Ken Smith has been in active ministry for forty-nine years, serving ELCA congregations in South Central Wisconsin in Madison, Janesville, and Beaver Dam. He also worked at the churchwide office of the ELCA as associate director for Christian Education in the early 1990’s. He is retired from full time ministry but continues to serve as the visitation pastor at Midvale Community Lutheran Church in Madison, a congregation he served in the 1980’s as a young pastor. He has received degrees from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa; Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio; and Boston College.
Over the years, Ken has been interested in biblical interpretation, learning ministry, caring for those in need, congregational and pastoral care, and spirituality and aging during the pandemic. He likes to walk, golf, snowshoe, visit with children and grandchildren in Chicago, and get out on the frozen lakes in the winter.
Arrival Wednesday 3-5 pm.
Retreat begins with dinner.
Retreat concludes on Friday following lunch.