2016 Spring Women’s Retreat
In the Midst….
This weekend, Sandra will deliver four messages on “hope” from the standpoint of Isaiah and the prophets, who constantly offered hope to their audiences, and how even in the conditions of the Exile, God speaks into desperate circumstances. Come learn what hope actually is and how we can experience it.
A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University, Sandra’s professional background includes nine years as a professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, four at Wesley Biblical Seminary, and several years at Gordon-Conwell and Gordon College. Due to her passion for “real space and time,” at both Asbury and Wesley, she designed an Israel Studies program, over the years bringing dozens of students to Israel to study historical geography and field archaeology. Prior to her years as an academic, she served in professional ministry. Sandra considers it her passion to make the real people who lived in the real space and time of the OT come alive. She is deeply committed to the health of the Church, and speaks and teaches often at events dedicated to the education and discipleship of the laity.
Sandra is currently working on a commentary on Deuteronomy for Eerdman’s Two Horizons series. She will have a DVD-based lay curriculum designed around The Epic of Eden(InterVarsity Press) out by year’s end. She is married to Steven Tsoukalas, an academic with an expertise in Comparative Theology. They have two perfect daughters, Noël and Elise.
Worship Led by Corinnna Girard
Corinna Girard is a worship pastor at WestGate Church, a multi-site non-denominational church in San Jose. Her life’s call is to draw others closer into a relationship with Jesus, be it through worship or sharing her personal dramatic story of redemption.
Accommodations and Registration
Registration will open in OCTOBER. Accommodations and prices will range depending on the accommodations you select. Rates always include two nights, five meals and all programmed activities.
Our Cabins are carpeted and heated, and each has it’s own private bathroom. Linens and towels are NOT included, so guests must bring their own. Cabins sleep from 4-8, and are perfect for church groups or larger groups of friends! It is helpful if roommates request each other.
Our Select rooms are simple, cozy and comfortable. With linens and towels provided, these hotel-style rooms have their own private bathrooms. Room configurations vary; some have two twin beds, some one twin and one double, others a queen and a twin.
Our Deluxe rooms are larger and newer then the Select. Linens and towels are provided, each has it’s own private bathroom. Rooms have either one queen and a twin or one queen and a set of bunk beds.
To register, please contact our Registrar, Faith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office, 831-338-2134.