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Dunkle Mackey Sermon Planning Retreat

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the retreat.**

Dates: June 15 - 16, 2020 (with option to stay through June 17)

Location: The Riverview Retreat Center  

Presented by: The Dunkle Mackey Preaching Seminar


  • Commuter: $99 for Monday-Tuesday (add an additional day for $69)
  • Double Occupancy: $149 for Monday-Tuesday (add an additional day for $99)
  • Single Occupancy: $229 for Monday-Tuesday (add an additional day for $149)

Presented by the Dunkle-Mackey Preaching Seminar, this overnight retreat will provide time for clergy to focus on long-range sermon planning. 

The retreat programming runs from Monday at 1:30pm to Tuesday at 4:30pm. Participants have the option of staying an extra day to work on long-range planning in groups or individually.

Rev. Dean Snyder will lead the keynote sessions. 

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Monday, June 15

12:30pm Check In
1:30pm Opening Worship
2:00pm Keynote
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Long-Range Planning 101
4:00pm Work Time - sketching out blocks of time
5:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Work Time

Tuesday, June 16

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Sermon Series Discussion
10:00am Small Group - Series Brainstorm
11:30am Idea Sharing
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Lectionary Series Discussion
2:00pm Small Group - Lectionary Brainstorm
3:30pm Idea Sharing
4:00pm Closing Worship
4:30pm Departure

****Some Participants Depart****

Additional Work Day Schedule

Tuesday, June 16 (con't)

5:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Work Time

Wednesday, June 17

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Work Time
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Work Time
3:00pm Departure

About the Facilitator

Dean Snyder retired in 2014 after 12 years as the senior pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. Previously he served churches in Philadelphia, including Arch Street UMC and a cross racial appointment in North Philadelphia, and on the staff of Bishop Felton Edwin May in Harrisburg and Washington. His articles and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Huffington Post, Christian Century, and many denominational publications. He has preached in such pulpits as London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral and Wesley Chapel, Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, and for the New Jersey and Liberian Annual Conferences. He currently raises vegetables and poultry with his spouse Jane Malone on Coops and Crops Farm in Kennedyville, Md., where they attend Kennedyville UMC