Speakers: Jeff & Marilyn Vancil
Family Camp features morning adults-only sessions with teaching, individual reflection and group discussion, and evening all-family campfire messages (short!). Clearwater Lodge welcomes Jeff and Marilyn Vancil for engaging, spiritually-inspiring morning and evening sessions. Jeff is a Senior Associate with executive oversight at Centered (Centered.org). Centered seeks to raise up the next generation of Jesus-centered leaders. Jeff served 30 years with Young Life and as an Area and Regional Director in the Northwest. Marilyn loves to help others discover and walk in their true identity as a unique reflection of God’s image. Her work as a spiritual director, life coach, speaker, and recently published author (Self to Lose – Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types) gives her many opportunities to encourage women to notice and experience the love and presence of Jesus in the midst of life’s demands. Jeff and Marilyn live in the University District in Seattle and have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren.
Speakers: Marilyn Vancil
Most people wonder: Who am I really and why am I here? What drives my thoughts and actions? Why do feelings like anger, fear, and shame keep surfacing? At the Clearwater Lodge Women’s Conference you’ll discover barriers and false beliefs you have adopted that keep you from the full and free expression of your Authentic Self, and receive a deeper understanding of your true identity as a unique reflection of God’s image.
Marilyn Vancil loves to help others discover and walk in their true identity as a unique reflection of God’s image. Her work as a spiritual director, life coach, speaker, and recently published author (Self to Lose – Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types) gives her many opportunities to encourage women to notice and experience the love and presence of Jesus in the midst of life’s demands. She delights in finding down-to-earth applications for God’s word, with a delivery that is simple and real.
Marilyn lives in Seattle with her husband of 44 years, Jeff. They have four grown children and her favorite role these days is being Mimi to 11 precious grandchildren.
Speakers: Rev. Jim Singleton
Life with Jesus is typically accompanied by periodic seasons of spiritual progress, when our relationship with Him is growing and vibrant. But for many, those times are a fading memory from the too-distant past. Join Rev. Jim Singleton and men from around the region as we explore Stunted Growth: Why Our Discipleship Plateaus, and how we might experience new growth and greater closeness as we follow Jesus in the years ahead.
Jim Singleton is currently the Associate Professor of Evangelism and Pastoral Leadership at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA), where he has been since 2012. Prior to that he served the 3,800-member First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs as Senior Pastor, having joined staff in February 2005. He has also served as pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas and the Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Washington, where he was blessed to serve on the camp committee at Camp Spalding. Jim is married Sara Singleton, who is the pastor at Old South Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, MA. They have two adult children (James and Rachel) and three grandchildren (Olive, Esther, and Hunter. As an avid baseball fan, Jim knows way too much baseball trivia – test him during the retreat.
Speakers: Rev. Dave Peterson
The apostle Paul wrote that “we don’t know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes for us.” Join Rev. Dave Peterson for A Spirit-led Primer for Would-be Prayers as we focus on several of Paul’s prayers in his letters to the Colossians, Ephesians and Philippians, and how they might instruct and inspire us to an enhanced experience in prayer.
Dave Peterson is a second-generation pastor and a first generation Texan. He was born and raised in Oregon where his father served several congregations. He’s a graduate of Lewis and Clark College, San Francisco Theological Seminary (M.Div) and Western Theological Seminary (D. Min). He served congregations in Washington State, Nevada and Michigan before accepting the call to serve as Senior Pastor of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston (1995 – 2013). He has served on many non-profit boards and currently serves on the boards of The Souper Bowl of Caring, Loving Houston and the Hope and Healing Center and Institute.
Since “retirement” he has served as Director of Community Outreach for the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, has written daily devotionals for the HEB Family Foundation and served as Interim Pastor at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Dave speaks frequently at conferences and has written Receiving and Giving: Unleashing the Bless Challenge in Your Life. He and Terri and have been married for 48 years, they have four married children and 7 grandchildren.
Can you hear Him? In the rush and responsibilities of life’s daily routine, it can be difficult to create space for God – time set apart to hear His voice. And in the busyness of life’s everyday demands, our relationship with the Lord often doesn’t receive the quality, focused time it deserves.
Take time out for yourself – and the One who matters most – at Clearwater Lodge.
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