A two-day, two-night retreat affords us the opportunity to explore deeply what can be done to cultivate resilience in our inner lives and in our communities. What we learn—including specific strategies—helps us continue the good work of living and working together through challenging times. Mark Davies and Pat Hoerth will lead.
Mark Davies is the Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University. Mark has published in the areas of Boston personalism, process philosophy and ethics, and ecological ethics. Dr. Davies serves on the United Methodist University Senate. He and his wife Kristin live in Edmond, OK, and they have two daughters.
His love of nature was cultivated in childhood hikes in the Wichita Mountains near Lawton, OK, home and summer visits to the Olympic mountains where grandparents lived in retirement.
A retreat leader and spiritual director, Pat Hoerth is co-founder and co-director of Turtle Rock Farm: A Center for Sustainability, Spirituality and Healing and a resident in the CommonWealth Urban Farm community in Oklahoma City. A United Methodist Deaconess, she is co-chair of the Oklahoma United Methodist Environmental Coalition and has served on the leadership team of the National Association of Deaconesses and Home Missioners. She teaches in the United Methodist Women’s Mission u and authored the 2016 Children’s Study on Climate Justice: God’s Extravagant Garden.
Her love of nature was cultivated in childhood on her family farm, on the Oklahoma prairie, which is now called Turtle Rock Farm.
5:30 p.m. March 16 to 4:30 p.m. March 18.
St. John’s Lodge, St. Francis of the Woods Retreat Center, Coyle, OK.
$280 includes lodging and six meals.