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Transforming Community Alumni Retreat

"In returning and rest, you shall be saved..."Isaiah 30:15

Transforming Community alumni often ask,

In response to these questions and our shared desire for ongoing connection, we have established a "sacred rhythm” for those who have completed the Transforming Community experience – an annual alumni retreat.

The purpose of these annual retreats is to give you a chance to:

Typically our alumni retreat will take place just after Easter. The season following Lent and Holy Week is an excellent time for pastors and ministry leaders to "retreat" from their ministry context for rest and replenishment in God's presence.


2019 Alumni Retreat with Guest Speaker Gary Haugen
April 29—May 1, 2019

Gary HaugenGary Haugen is CEO and founder of International Justice Mission. Before founding IJM in 1997, Gary was a human rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, leading an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensics experts to gather evidence that would eventually be used to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice. Gary has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons "Hero" - the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership. He is the author of several books, including Good News About Injustice; Just Courage; and, most recently, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence.


April 29-May 1, 2019 (Monday-Wednesday)

Monday 4:30 pm Arrival & Check-in

Welcome 5:30 followed by Dinner

Departure Wednesday at 1:00 pm


More information to come.



Chicago area
Marytown Retreat and Cardinal Stritch Retreat Centers
Libertyville, IL

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