Monday, September 16 - Wednesday, September 18

This retreat will provide at least seven contact hours of continuing education contact units (CEU's).
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Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 
2601 S. Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

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  Paul Koch at paul.ccma@sbcglobal.net



2019 Persons in Ministry Retreat

September 16 - 18 ~ Columbia, MO

Caring for the Prophets

in the United Church of Christ and Christian Church       (Disciples of Christ)

This year we will again be hosting the 2019 PIM Retreat at:

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

2601 S. Providence Road, Columbia, MO

Phone: (573) 442-6400

If you are a lay person, please encourage your church to send your pastor to the PIM Retreat. Not only will it be beneficial to your pastor, but the energy, ideas and renewed vitality he/she will bring back to your church is immeasurable. 

The Retreat begins Monday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. and concludes Wednesday, September 18 at noon.  Monday banquet is provided for all and breakfasts are provided for hotel guests.  Tuesday lunch and dinner are on your own or with group outings planned.

To make your hotel reservations, please contact Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center at 1-800 659-2220 to register.  To receive the discounted room rate, please mention PIM Retreat.  All rooms are $95 (one king or two doubles) plus tax (includes breakfast).  Discounted room rates are guaranteed until 8/17/19. 



Valerie Tutson graduated from Brown University with a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts and a degree in a self-designed major, Storytelling As A Communications Art.  Valerie has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals, and conferences since 1991.  She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions.

Valerie will model for Persons in Ministry Retreat participants how to take a common Biblical narrative and transform it into voyage that is refreshing, enthusiastic, and intriguing for any context.  Break-out circles will provide opportunity for all to intersect our stories with The Story.