Pastor’s Retreat

A rejuvenating retreat in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains with opportunities for rest, relaxation, connection, support and teaching.


Every pastor needs time away for worship, teaching, community-building and relaxation.  To be able to do so with brothers and sisters in Christ in a beautiful and refreshing environment is a special treat.   Mission Springs Christian Conference Center is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains in a quiet and peaceful setting amidst old-growth redwoods.   We look forward to gathering together!


Dr. Dean Weaver, newly elected Stated Clerk of the EPC General Assembly, will be the speaker and will focus on “on “Moving Out of the COVID Wilderness – Lament as a Guide for the Path” from Psalm 13.”  Four separate teaching and discussion times are planned, as well as ample free time all Wednesday afternoon to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Bedding (sheets, pillow and blankets) is provided for all participants.


The retreat is open to any POPS teaching elders or candidates.  Spouses are welcome and, because of the unique role they play in care for pastors, their meals and lodging costs will be fully paid for by EPC GA special funds.   Financial concerns should not be a limiting factor for attendance, so the expenses for any teaching elder who would not otherwise be able to attend for financial reasons will be covered by special funds as well.


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Tuesday, October 5 - Thursday, October 7, 2021


Mission Springs Christian Conference Center

1050 Lockhart Gulch Rd.

Scotts Valley, CA 95066