Preaching Pastors Retreats

Preaching Pastors Retreats

May 1-3, October 2-4

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The Zephyr Point Preaching Pastors Conference is designed for pastors who want to improve upon their preaching style and technique. The program is specialized to the conference’s guest speaker and can cover fields including contextual preaching, theology of preaching, homiletic theory, and biblical study and interpretation. Although the conference is rooted in Presbyterian (USA) theology and pedagogy, the program is open to qualified Pastors from any Christian faith tradition.

We are looking forward to welcoming Rev. Dr. Shauna Hannan as the Keynote Speaker for the May Preaching Pastors Retreat.

The Rev. Dr. Shauna Hannan is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University in Berkeley, California. She also serves on the Core Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley). Dr. Hannan is a native of MN and received her B.A. in Spanish and Communication from Concordia College (Moorhead) and M.Div. from Luther Seminary (Saint Paul). She received her Ph.D. in practical theology (homiletics) from Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ). Previously, Dr. Hannan served as Associate Pastor at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead, MN, Associate Director of Admissions for Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) and was the preaching professor at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, SC). Additionally, she has been an instructor for Princeton Seminary’s “Engle Institute,” an adjunct instructor at Gettysburg Seminary and Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and has taught in the Doctor of Ministry programs for Luther Seminary and the Lutheran Theological School of Philadelphia. Dr. Hannan’s current research interests include: preaching as a ministry of the whole congregation, preaching public issues, Latin American homiletical pedagogy, the arts and the craft of preaching (especially working film, short story fiction, music, theatre and photography)

Please click here for the 2017 Spring Brochure

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Schedule of Events

Day 1

Time Activity
3:00pm – 6:00pm Registration
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Plenary 1

Day 2

Time Activity
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Plenary 2
10:45am – 12:00pm Plenary 3
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 6:00pm Afternoon Freetime
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Plenary 4

Day 3

Time Activity
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Plenary 5
10:30am – 11:00am Worship

Registration Fees

Room Style Rate
Single Occupancy $295
Double Occupancy $220
Cabin $200
Commuter $140
Non-Participant Spouse $180

To Register click on the “Register Now” button at the top of the page. Be sure to make a note of all dietary needs, mobility issues, and roommate requests during the registration process.

  • Includes meals: Monday dinner through Wednesday breakfast
  • Non-refundable/non-transferable deposit due with registration $50
  • Registration and Balance due 14 days before event start date