Clergy Retirement Transition Retreat

Dates: March 26 - 28, 2019 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Cost: $239 per person, double occupancy; $379 per person, single occupancy; $169 commuter rate (includes: program fees, accommodation for 2 nights and 6 meals).

Spouses, if applicable, are encouraged to attend and participate fully.

Location: The Riverview Retreat Center  

“In everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3

What is my vision for the next phase of life?

What will it be like to not have my identity tied up in what I do?

The Transition Retreat will help you to answer these questions and more. Led by retired Elder and Army Chaplain, Rev. Tom Carter, the retreat will help you re-imagine your identity, roles and relationships. Rev. Carter has led retreats to help hundreds of chaplains to make the transition from active duty to retirement and can help you, too.

The retreat uses  What Color is Your Parachute? for Retirement: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy and Happy Future, to discern an intentional path for a productive and joy-filled retirement.

Included in this year's retreat is a day-long finance seminar presented by the Peninsula-Delaware Conference Board of Pensions. 

If you are planning to retire in the next three to five years or have retired within the last two years, the Transition Retreat will help you to make the most of your retirement years.

Please register by February 28 to allow for time to receive the text in advance of the retreat.

2018 Retreat Schedule

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm            Registration                         

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm        Welcome                                

                                     Get Acquainted                          

                                     “Setting Goals” 

                                     “Values in Transition” 

                                     “Reflection on Ministry” 

                                     “Experiences”      Homework           

                                     “Where Are We Now?”        

5:30 –  6:30 pm            Dinner

6:30 – 8:30 pm            “Will You Ever Retire?”                    

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 

7:30 -8:30 am              Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 am            Devotional

9:00 - 11:15 am           Robert Christophel, Wespath
                                       Manager Benefits Education

Noon - 1:00 pm           Lunch 

1:00 - 2:00 pm            Kevin Washington, Primerica
                                       Pitfalls to Avoid in Retirement
                                       Developing a Spending Plan 

2:00 - 2:15 pm            Break

2:15 - 3:15 pm            Matthew Baker, Social Security Administration

3:15 - 4:15 pm            William Westbrook, Pen-Del Conference
                                        The Unique World of Clergy Taxes

5:30 - 6:30 pm             Dinner 

7:00 – 8:30 pm            View movie:  “UP”                       

Thursday, March 28, 2019

7:30 -8:30 am              Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 am            Devotional

9:00am – 12:00 n        “Looking at Your Gifts & Talents” 

                                    “Caring for Family”

                                    “Finding Your New Place for Ministry”

Noon – 1:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 pm            “Retirement Calling”

                                    “Conference Relationships”

                                    “Conclusion and Evaluation”