Pastor's Retreat

Every pastor and lay pastor in the Rivers of Life Presbytery is encouraged to attend this opportunity for enrichment, fellowship, refreshment, and worship. The format with keynote speaker, Rev. Nate Dreesman, will be uniquely personal in this small gathering. Nate is the Director of Ecclesiastical Care for ECO. Time is also built in for personal reflection and time to be still with God in this nature setting.


WHEN: Oct. 16th @ 7PM - Oct. 18th

              @ Noon

WHO: All pastors, assistants, and ministry staff

COST: Free

WHERE: Camp Chrestfield

               195 Taggert Rd

                Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Rev. Nate Dreeesman

Rev. Nate Dreesmann is the Executive Director of Ecclesiastical Support for ECO. He has been serving the church for more than twenty-three years. He has served on the staffs of small, medium, and large churches, from Berkeley, to Washington, to Idaho. Nate has also served on the sessions of small and large churches. Nate attended Fuller Seminary, where he received both a MDIV and MACCS. Nate is passionate about Jesus, living out the Great Commission, and helping ECO churches revitalize and plant new churches. Nate is married to Cari and they have four children – Gabrielle, Jackson, Charis, and Elise.


· Accommodations: Rooms – double occupancy. Linens provided. Room assignments will be made prior to check-in at the request of the Camp.

· Beverages: Bottled water will be available during the gathering times and light snacks.

· What to bring: Personal belongings. Personal snacks and beverages for in between meals or nighttime. Personal reading or study material for free time if you wish.

· Dress: This is a camp, so attire is casual. There is outdoor space, so plan for that if you intend to be out on the grounds or wish to enjoy an evening campfire.