Soul Works 2023

August 6 - August 10

Restoring the Soul of Pastoral Identity

“How is it with your soul?” Many pastors have felt the heart of  ministry squeezed out as they try to serve in hyper-anxious times. Do you have a sense that the nature of pastoral identity is shifting amid rapid cultural change? How can we keep our souls healthy and put soul back into the work of our congregations?  The purpose of this retreat is to call together church leaders to explore the possibilities of “soul-work” as a grounding idea for ministry identity. Our time together will include building an understanding of what soul work might look like in each of our contexts, hearing from clergy who are attempting to integrate soul work into their ministry, and having time for both individual and group spiritual practice and reflection. We hope the retreat can be good for our souls as well as bear fruit in restoring our identity and purpose as clergy.

Program Leaders

Rev. Todd Weir

Rev. Sarah Buteux

Program Fee

$100 per person

Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Standard Shared: $703 | Standard Single: $939

Motel Shared: $855  | Motel Single: $1,290 

Boat Schedule

August 6: Depart Portsmouth at 2:20 PM, arrive to Star Island at 3:30 PM

August 10: Depart Star Island at 2:15 PM, arrive in Portsmouth at 3:45 PM


Email the registrar, Rev. Debbie Duval, at