includes all materials, meals, evening receptions, and lodging.
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  • Start & End times
    September 12, 2022 - September 14, 2022
    3:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This retreat’s roster is now full.  Contact Nancy Ewert,, to be added to a wait list that will be used if we receive any cancellations.

Take Heart!

Strength and Confidence for Demanding Days

A Pastors Retreat Presented by DOXOLOGY and the LCMS Office of National Mission

September 12-14, 2022

Holy Wisdom Monastery — Middleton, WI

The “Take Heart!” retreat provides an excellent opportunity for respite, rest and renewal for pastors. This is a gift that heartens not only the pastor attending the event, but also enhances his subsequent influence and counsel for brother pastors and for his parish. The retreat pays dividends that multiply the positive outcomes exponentially.

This is an advanced educational training experience intended to provide respite, rest and renewal for LCMS pastors. “Take Heart!”  underscores four major emphases for healthy ministry:

  • Sustain the work of faithful, confident pastors as they serve their parish
  • Diagnose existing challenges of ministry
  • Respond confidently to provide strategies, insight, and assistance, as needed
  • Equip pastors with essential spiritual care and psychological resources

This retreat will provide encouragement for ministry, enhance confidence in ministry and will strengthen pastors for ministry during these chaotic days.

Presenters for the Retreat 

Rev. David C. Fleming

Executive Director for Spiritual Care


Beverly Yahnke

Dr. Beverly K. Yahnke 

Executive Director for Christian Counsel


Holy Wisdom MonasteryLocation:  The retreat sessions and most single occupancy lodging will be at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, WI. Learn more about the venue: click here. Address and directions: click here. Remaining single occupancy lodging will be assigned to a nearby hotel.

Cost:  LCMS pastors may register online from this web page and will attend at no cost. Registration includes instructional materials, meals, receptions, and lodging. This retreat is for pastors only.

Schedule:  Event check-in begins at 2:15 p.m. and the event begins at 3:00 p.m. on September 12th. The retreat ends by 1:30 p.m. on September 14th. Tentative event schedule:  click here

Registration is open through August 28, 2022

Please direct questions or cancellations to Nancy Ewert at