Refresh: Retreat for Pastor-Parents of LGBT+ Loved Ones

JUNE 1-2 (FRI-SAT), 2018

In full-time ministry? Find support in your relationship with your LGBT+ child — or in your own journey as an LGBT+/SSA ministry leader with a historically Christian view of marriage and sexuality.

Refresh is the creation of Lead Them Home and Hole In My Heart, national speakers Bill Henson and Laurie Krieg will shepherd our time together via brief teaching segments followed by extended segments for you to share your story, insights, and emotions of grief, struggle, and hope. Your confidentiality will be treated as an utmost priority before, during, and after our retreat time together.

Tickets include 1 night’s stay at the retreat center and 4 meals (Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch). Resource tables from partner ministries will be available during the retreat.


11am – Arrive and settle

12pm – Community Lunch

1pm – Guidelines of Engagement

1:10pm – Teaching: Bill Henson
1:30pm – Teaching: Laurie Krieg

1:50pm – 5-Minute Stories

3:00pm – Break: Hike, Explore Grounds, Rest

5pm – Finish 5-Minute Stories

7pm – Community Dinner

8pm – Group Discussion
8:30pm – Optional prayer time for self/kids

8am – Community Breakfast

9am – Group Discussion

11am – Break: Hike, Explore Grounds, Rest

12pm – Community Lunch

1pm – Final Break

2pm – Checkout

Attendees are welcome to remain at
retreat center until 4pm if desired


Enjoy your stay at a beautiful retreat center in the hills of Northern California in the Oakland area. (For your privacy, exact location will only be disclosed to paid registrants.) Spend time reflecting, praying, or walking through beautiful grounds, gardens, and labyrinths.

During sessions, gain insights from national speakers in an intimate setting among others who relate. And during free hours, explore retreat grounds and variety of hillside walking trails. Convene with others for healthy, hearty meals that can be catered to your dietary needs.