Preaching Pastors Retreats

Preaching Pastors Retreats

Registration is now open for our Fall Retreat!

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Fall session: October 1-3, 2018 Keynote Speaker – Marcia McFee
Spring session: April 29-May 1, 2019 (more information to come)

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 Marcia McFee as the Keynote Speaker for the October Preaching Pastors Retreat.

For two decades Dr. Marcia McFee has been a renowned worship leader and designer of worship for regional and national gatherings, including the UMC General Conference and the UCC General Synod. She has taught at 11 seminaries. But her main call to ministry is creating interactive learning environments where local church staff and volunteers of any denomination can experience ways to create “deep soul” worship that honors our traditions while offering the message through 21st century mediums. She is the creator and visionary of Worship Design Studio (, an online experience of education, inspiration, coaching and a design application.



Schedule of Events

3:00pm – 6:00pm Check in - Tallac Lobby
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Opening Session

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

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Plenary Session 4
10:30am – 11:00am Worship

Registration Fees

Room Style Rate
Single Occupancy $329
Double Occupancy $229
Cabin $210
Commuter $145
Non-Participant Spouse $180
Sacramento and San Francisco Presbytery Pastors $50

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