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Living With Authenticity, Integrity and Courage

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Saturday, March 10, 2018

Alton L. Collins Retreat Center - Eagle Creek, OR

March 8 – 10, 2018
Thur 5 pm to Sat 1 pm

Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
Eagle Creek, Oregon

$750 by January 19th
$800 after January 19th

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Register by February 23rd

This retreat is grounded in the Circles of Trust® approach as described in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness. It is intended for anyone who wants to live and work more wholeheartedly, connecting who you are with what you do.

Since 1997 the Center for Courage & Renewal has created a unique retreat-based approach to sustaining and renewing personal identity, professional integrity, and vocational vitality for people in all walks of life.

This retreat is for teachers, principals and higher education professionals; clergy and lay leaders and others serving spiritual communities; members of the health and healing professions; non-profit and other community leaders, persons working in business and the arts and anyone who desires to sustain their “courage to serve. We especially invite people who have attended retreats in the past to come and bring a friend. This is a wonderful opportunity to share Courage work with friends and colleagues and reconnect with the Courage community.

Your Retreat includes:

• Two nights lodging (double occupancy) and six meals
• Three trained facilitators with 35 years of local and national
experience, prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal
• All materials and handouts



Meet Your Facilitators

caryl-creswellCaryl Creswell has been involved with Courage & Renewal® work for the past eight years. She is a recorded Quaker pastor and pastored Quaker meetings for thirteen years. She currently attends West Hills Quaker Meeting. For the last 20 years she has worked with children in Godly Play, a religious education program which deeply values the spirituality of children. She is a leader in sharing Godly Play nationally and internationally with children and adults.

Jeff CreswellJeff Creswell has been facilitating Courage & Renewal® retreats since 2000 for clergy and congregational leaders, educators and cross-professional groups. He was a classroom teacher in Portland, Oregon for 32 years and is an educational consultant sharing the Scottish Storyline method with educators.  He is a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral where he sings in the choir. He and his wife, Caryl, enjoy spending time with their blended family of eight children and four grandchildren.

Karen NoordhoffKaren Noordhoff has been facilitating Courage & Renewal® offerings since 2000 for educators from PreK-12 and university settings, clergy and congregational leaders, and cross-professional groups. She is a former professor at Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon, with interests in spirituality and education. She and her husband, David, spend time in central Oregon where they walk the labyrinth at their cabin in
the high desert called “The Clearing.” Karen loves cooking, canoeing, cats and is pretty much crazy for anything French.

*Caryl, Jeff and Karen were prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal under the guidance of Parker J.Palmer.

About Our Venue

AltonCollins3Surrounded by giant fir and cedar, lush fern and abundant moss covered vine maple, the Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center near Eagle Creek, Oregon provides an environment and facilities conducive to study and reflection, relaxation and recreation.  It’s located at 32867 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek, Oregon.  (Within an an hour’s drive from Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, & Portland.)

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Registration and Details

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Cost:  $800 all inclusive. Single occupancy may be available for a surcharge of $75.

Early Bird: Discount of $50 available if you register by January 19, 2018!

Registration Deadline: Please register by February 23, 2018.

Participation:  Participation is limited to 20 individuals.

Cancellations: Cancellation fee is $100.

Question about this retreat? Contact….

Caryl Creswell at or 360-213-5408
Jeff Creswell at or 503-860-5282
Karen Noordhoff at or 503-335-3533

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