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Women's Retreat

March 9–11, 2018

Our speaker will be Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga, Director for Community Life at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.  A native of northern California, Michelle attended Calvin College in Michigan, where she studied English literature and religion. Realizing that what had begun as “guilty pleasure” courses in biblical studies and theology had developed into a call to Christian education and formation, Michelle headed further east to pursue a Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary. A lifelong Presbyterian and longtime lay leader in diverse, urban congregations, Michelle is passionate about fostering Christian community that is radically hospitable, intellectually engaged, and socially active. A lover of narrative, she believes that relationship and transformation begins with story-sharing. 

Women's Retreat 2012The retreat will be held at Vallombrosa Center located on 10 serene acres in Menlo Park, 13 miles north of SVPC. The beautiful grounds at Vallombrosa, with their clear light, rich green lawns and lush, towering trees, are a natural place for prayer and reflection. The meeting rooms are well-equipped for presentations and conversation; the meals are appetizing and nutritious; the sleeping quarters are spotlessly clean, simple and comfortable; and the staff is friendly and helpful. The Library, the Stage Room and the Serra Room are all equipped with broadband. You are encouraged to arrange your own carpool/ride sharing as parking is limited.

Check back in January for registration information.

For more information about the 2018 retreat, contact the retreat directors at .