Open to the Public Retreats

Several times a year Rev. Holly Whitcomb leads or sponsors open to the public Christian spirituality retreats at gorgeous Cedar Valley, 45 minutes north of Milwaukee. Cedar Valley, which sits on one hundred lovely acres in the Kettle Moraine, extends hospitality with a welcoming dining room, gift shop/bookstore, miles of carefully groomed hiking trails, and a charming labyrinth. It is necessary to pre-register for these Kettlewood Retreats. Please note the deadline for registering. Holly will also gladly conduct specialized retreats for groups upon request. If you are interested in registering for a retreat below at Cedar Valley,  please send a check for $50.00 made out to Rev. Holly Whitcomb. Send it to: Rev. Holly Whitcomb, Kettlewood Retreats Office, 2095 Elm Tree Court, Elm Grove, WI 53122. Questions? Call 262-784-5593.

Kettlewood Retreats at Cedar Valley


Friday, October 5, 2018

9:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Compassion Fatigue: Healing the Wounded Healer

(An autumn retreat)

Sometimes called "secondary traumatic stress," compassion fatigue is prevalent among those serving the needs of others. Compassion fatigue is particularly common among "highly sensitive persons," a significant percentage of caregivers. This retreat will focus on the wounded healer's self-care and protection: early warning signs and strategies for sustaining a healthy mind and spirit. THIS RETREAT WILL FILL QUICKLY. REGISTER EARLY.

Our leader: Philip Chard is a widely traveled speaker, a practicing psychotherapist, and the author of the award-winning column "Out of My Mind" featured in "The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel." He is also author of the books "The Healing Earth" and "Nature's Ways."

Friday, December 14, 2018

9:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Wearing God: Discovering New Images from Everyday Life

(An Advent retreat)

Based on Lauren Winner's groundbreaking book, "Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God" — we will explore intimacy with God through ordinary experience. Come! Prepare for Advent by wearing God and discovering your own new images of God's faithfulness and love.  

Our leader: Rev. Holly Whitcomb, Director of Kettlewood Retreats, is a widely traveled speaker and spiritual director. She is the author of four books and will soon publish her fifth: "The Practice of Finding."