Refresh and Restore — WoNH to Host Annual Lenten Retreat

Each year, the Women of Nashotah House (WoNH) host a Lenten Retreat. The dates for this year’s retreat are March 14 and 15 and WoNH invites all female alumni, staff, faculty, spouses, and students to attend. Please save the dates as information about fees and times are forthcoming. This year’s retreat will feature Renée Smith.  Trained as a classical musician, pursued a second Master’s degree in Mission and Evangelism at Trinity School for Ministry. For 15 years (ending March 2012), she worked with Frontiers, “With love and respect, inviting all Muslim peoples to follow Jesus.”  She provided assessment, preparation and care for those going overseas long term. This included listening, pastoral coaching, deep healing prayer, and spiritual formation.  She loves to come alongside others to encourage intimacy and depth with our Triune God.


About WoNH’s campus ministry, Kate Wood, ’16, said, ‘WoNH is an important part of community life at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. WoNH allows for women, whether spouse, faculty, staff, or student, to practice administering God’s word and teachings to others, and it is a good example of the expectations one may encounter as a leader in future parish life.’


This year’s retreat will be local. WoNH will host at nearby Hilton Garden Inn in Oconomowoc, WI, and retreat attendees have reserved a conference room. Last year, WoNH hosted the retreat at Grace Episcopal Church in Sheboygan, WI.


Each year, the focus of the retreat is to seek refreshment from the Lord. While is it not a get-away, it is a joyful coming to, part of WoNH’s mission. Jen Pearson, ’15, said, ‘Nashotah House presents a unique understanding of a what it means to live, breathe and thrive in community; WoNH, as one of the many extensions of the House, further solidifies those priceless Christ-centered connections and friendships.’






About nashotahhouse

Located in Nashotah, Wisconsin, Nashotah House Theological Seminary is the oldest institute of higher education in the state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1842 by a Missionary Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Nashotah House belongs to the Anglican tradition of worship, theology and spirituality. That is, Nashotah House traces her roots to the Church of England and locates herself within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Comprehending the fundamental disciplines of Holy Scripture, Theology, Church History, Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry, the curriculum at Nashotah House not only roots our students in the ancient wisdom of the Church, it prepares and empowers them to communicate the Gospel to the world today.