Offering Classes, Retreats and more

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

2 Peter 3:18



Summer Backyard Conversations!

Summer 2021 !  Gatherings kick off on Wednesday Mornings June 9th, 2021

Are you ready to fill up your soul a bit this summer?

Join us in my backyard!


Get Your Life Back Study 

a Summer for some soul care! Meeting in person in Wheaton, IL

Six Thursday Evenings 7-8:30pm

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Contemplative Prayer Class

Come join us this Fall for a study of the basics of Contemplative Prayer.

Are you feeling God nudging you into new ways of connecting with Him? Come join others who are in a similar season. Click here for more info & to reserve your spot!

Tentative meeting times Wednesday mornings / beginning Sept. 8th, 2021. In-Person!

One-on-One Sacred Space appointments.  Each week I have openings to meet one-on-one with you for Spiritual Direction, or a more directed time of Discipleship/Mentoring or an Immanuel Prayer Session.   The first meeting is complimentary to see if it is a good fit for you. You can simply email or call to find a time that will work for us to meet.  Meeting Locations:  in Palatine and Wheaton, IL and surrounding areas.  Online sessions with Zoom are also available.

Please let us know your intentions by the RSVP date.  Thanks so much!

Fees are non-refundable.


We offer: CONNEXUS/THRIVE CLASSES & Mentoring for Facilitators of these courses


The Connexus/Thrive classes bring that missing link for many Christians in their spiritual journey.  After years of trying everything they are told, like studying their Bibles & praying, having their "quiet time" and serving faithfully -  many still find themselves struggling with the same thing year after year exhausted with little to show for all that effort.   Those that find their way to the Connexus/Thrive materials say "Finally, I understand what was missing and now I know better what I am responsible for and what only God can do with and for me." 


These excellent materials are designed to help develop resiliency and life skills, teach the differences between human & spiritual maturity, alongside scriptural studies and an integration of the latest neuroscience.  12 week courses are run by a trained facilitator.  They include DVD teachings and exercises in class and at home, all while building a joyful and safe community.

Connexus CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Click below:





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Joyful Journey; Listening to Immanuel - Experiencing God’s presence brings healing, peace and connection. But like any other relationship, experiencing God’s presence takes practice and presence. 

Joyful Journey will teach you how to practice God’s presence every day. Discover how you can enjoy daily guidance and friendship with God, using methods grounded in scripture, spiritual disciplines and cutting-edge neuroscience. 

   Surprising joy. Profound healing. Intimate connection. 

“I have personally used the method often and have been ‘spreading the news’ widely. It has been life changing for so many people!” - Jane Willard, wife of the late Dallas Willard and co-founder of the Shepherd’s House. 

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality & Emotionally Relationship Courses:

Many wonder what is wrong within our churches today.  Why are people not changing and growing more loving?  These two courses have a key concept that "It's impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature."  The course EHS challenges you to look beneath the surface with God and experience lasting transformation in your relationship with Him.  The EHR course gives practical relational skills to love as Jesus loves.

Sacred Rhythms- Spiritual Practices that Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Life 

Join us for this six session gathering, as we draw on the imagery found in the natural rhythms of the created order.  "Sacred Rhythms explores the practices that spiritual seekers and growing disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God." -Ruth Haley Barton

Hearing God Curriculum

This series & class features teachings with the late Dallas Willard, and also includes conversations with friends Richard Foster, as they discuss biblically based concepts and practices around hearing God's voice. 

"Is it not, in fact, more presumptuous to undertake human existence without hearing God?" - Dallas Willard

Get Your life Back

 We live in soul-scorching times. The 24-7 onslaught of contemporary life—with its never-ending feed of global tragedies, demands for our attention, and pressures of work, church commitments, family, and friends—has left many of us feeling ragged, wrung-out, anxious, depressed and emptied.


     If we have no margin in our lives, how do we find room to change anything? In this eye-opening, beautifully filmed & contemporary video Bible study, John Eldredge distills a lifetime of wisdom into simple ready-to-implement, biblical - yet modern - ways of getting your life back in these challenging times.




We often facilitate retreats for times of quiet, connection and community.

ALL RETREATS ARE subject to the current State's Covid 19 restrictions and that of the Retreat Center.

Upcoming Retreats!

Hopefully coming soon

“. . . it is presumptuous in me to wish to choose my path, because I cannot tell which path is best for me. I must leave it to the Lord, Who knows me, to lead me by the path which is best for me, so that in all things His will may be done.” 

St Teresa of Avila; Interior Castle


"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes."  Eph 4:11-16

Some photos from our Retreats... Each one is unique!