Pastors Retreat

Registration for the Pastor’s Retreat of October 20 - 22, 2019 is now open. 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. Dr. John Crosby, will be uniquely personal in this small gathering. He is one of the founding voices of ECO. Time is also built in for personal reflection and time to be still with God in this nature setting.


Please fill out this form and return it to the clerk at by October 10th.


WHEN: Oct. 20th @ 7PM - Oct. 22nd

              @ Noon

WHO: All pastors, assistants, and ministry staff

COST: $115 - Includes meals and lodging

            (Scholarships available)
WHERE: Camp Chrestfield

               195 Taggert Rd

                Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Rev. Dr. John Crosby

John Crosby is one of the founding voices of the ECO movement. He recently retired from his position as the senior pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minnesota where he served from 1989-2019, seeing it grow to more than 5000 members of all ages and backgrounds. Under his leadership, Christ Presbyterian has been deeply involved in ministries of justice and compassion locally and throughout the world. He is excited to be part of God’s work in creating a culture that develops young leaders, fosters entrepreneurship and encourages kingdom impact. He has previously served on multiple boards including Opportunity International and Lawndale Community Church and is currently serving on the domestic and international World Vision Boards. John has degrees from Wheaton College, Gordon Conwell Seminary and a doctorate from Fuller Theological seminary. Avid golfers, John and his wife Laura are the proud parents of two exceptional daughters, and love to travel with them around the world.


· 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.