THE THEME FOR THE 2020 CHURCH RETREAT IS “RISING FROM THE DUST,” CONSIDERING WHAT GOD IS TELLING US WE NEED TO LET GO OF IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO MOVE INTO THE FUTURE.

This year’s Retreat speaker is Dr. Carla Gober Park. Carla is currently the Executive Director of Faith Community Strategy at AdventHealth in Florida and the Special Assistant to the President at AdventHealth University. Before moving to Florida, she was Assistant Vice President for Spiritual Life and Mission at Loma Linda University Health and director of a center for whole person care. Carla has degrees in four different fields: nursing, counseling, public health, and a PhD in religious studies.  She is also a storyteller and filmmaker. In 2015, she was producer and executive producer of the award-winning film, A Certain Kind of Light, a short-form documentary film on whole person care. Carla’s humor and deep commitment to God, community, and church form the foundation for everything she does. She married the love of her life in 2013 — a Scotsman in a kilt! Carla and Gordon, with their dog Cypher, split their time between California and Florida and love being out where you can still see the starts at night.

A relaxing, inspiring, and FUN weekend is being planned, including some favorite experiences as well as some fresh and new engagement opportunities. If you would like to be part of the volunteer team for this event, email tami@hospitalchurch.org.

The Hospital Church (soon to be known as WholeLife Church) is comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds—diverse in culture, gender, generation, sexuality, occupation, and faith journey. However, each person is surrounded by the grace of Christ and knows they are valued, equal, and included in God’s amazing story. So, whether that person has attended for 20 years or one year, when they arrive at Camp Kulaqua to retreat, they know they will experience a bit of heaven on earth in the love, acceptance, inclusion, and joy that fills the weekend.

Complete your application today, and join us for the weekend or just the day.