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Clergy Retirement Transition Retreat

Dates: February 12 - 14, 2020 (Wednesday - Friday)

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 the 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 3 to allow for time to receive the text in advance of the retreat.


Program Leadership

William T. “Tom” Carter is a member of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference and served as a United States Army Chaplain for 28 years.  Upon retirement he served as the Conference Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries. In 2002, Tom went to Nashville to work at the United Methodist Endorsing Agency (UMEA), General Board of Higher Education.

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Over the years Tom served the church and the agency in various roles of responsibility (i.e., regional endorsement interview chair; consultant; Interim Director of Endorsement; and finally, Director of Endorsement and Endorsing Agent).   He officially retired December 31, 2014, having earned great respect for his outstanding leadership and service amongst colleagues; church leaders; and most importantly, the endorsed community which he so dearly loved.

Tom and his wife Judy currently reside in Winter Park, FL.  They have two daughters and two grandchildren.  In Tom’s spare time he enjoys gardening and woodworking .