Retreats allow individuals space to reflect and listen. They can be fertile ground for self-discovery and group connectedness. We can’t be healthy alone, being in a safe space to share and listen builds community.


You may want to create space for sabbath, creativity, conversation or spiritual growth. A retreat can provide a space to listen with intention, process with one-another, consider what a proposed change may mean for individuals, or the collective whole. A retreat offers an opportunity to grow in your faith practices while honoring sabbath practice.


As a retreat facilitator, our coach Deacon Tammy Devine has a variety of tools that support reflection, conversation, and invites space and openness to see God at work in one’s life. If you are interested in gathering colleagues, teams, or a group of friends to step away for a time of retreat, she has some ideas for resources that can support you. Gatherings can be customized to your needs and range from 2 hours to a day and half retreat.

If you are interested in a retreat or would like more information, please contact Deacon Tammy Devine at 952-200-5183 or



Build Your Own Retreat

  • That You May Be Well: That You May Be Well is an introductory conversation to embrace whole person well-being and our call to live well as whole people of God. An opportunity to pause, reflect on personal well-being, impact on community and identify what you will do to create lasting change. About 2 hours

  • Dependable Strengths: Through story, identifying good experiences, and small group conversations; individuals discern their top 5 strengths. This tool was developed by Articulating Strengths Together and based on the same research as Strengthfinders2.0. About 2 hours

  • Values: Using value cards participants will identify their values. Time provided to clarify core values and those that are accumulated. And assess life alignment around values. About 30 minutes

  • Risk to Bloom: This retreat helps individuals define resilience; identify their gifts, sustainable practices, and strategy to live a life as a resilient leader. An opportunity to reflect, ponder and connect with scripture, story and one another. About 4 hours

  • Healthy Boundaries: Using dimensions of whole person well-being and wellness practices, small groups discuss questions around: Relationships, Finance, Health, Power and Authority, Social Media and Spiritual Disciplines. About 1.5 hours

  • Spiritual Autobiography: Individuals will be invited to review their life journey. They will be asked to identify the people, places, experiences that have shaped their lives, and reflect on when they felt a strong presence of God walking with them, or times they were carried. This prayer practice invites individuals to identify their life theme, a parallel scripture story and discern their life/faith legacy. About 2.5 hours

  • IOPT: IOPT stands for intake, output, processing template. After taking a short survey, individuals receive a report that helps them identify their preferred way of processing information. Multiple reports can be generated from Leadership Report, Emotional Impact Report, Communication Report, Coaching Report, Two-person and Team reports. This tool has been helpful for individuals, teams, supervisors, marriage preparation… About 1.5 hours

  • Prayer Practices: Introduction to various practices: Lectio Divina, Ignatian Contemplation, Lament, Unburdening, Movement Prayer, TRIP… Examples of these prayer practices will be woven throughout retreats.

  • Devotions, Worship, and Sending: Prayer, worship and blessings are woven throughout the retreat offerings.

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About Tammy L. Devine

Tammy Devine is excited to share her passion for health, healing and wholeness and a leader in whole person well-being. Devine, joined Clergy Life Coaching a year and half ago. She previously served as the ELCA Wellness Manager with Portico Benefit Services. Devine continues to live out her call of walking with God’s people as a coach, retreat leader and consultant. Our newsletter this month shares another way to walk with groups supporting their journey to live as whole and holy people of God.