OCTOBER 7-9, 2018

The Bishop’s Leadership Retreat will be held October 7-9 at The Claggett Center (3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710). The keynote speaker, the Rev. Louise Johnson, President of Wartburg Seminary, will be joined by the Rev. Ernie Hinojosa, Senior Pastor of Rejoice Lutheran Church in Coppell, Texas. The topic is Adaptive Leadership: Leading in a World of Change and Ambiguity. This retreat is open to all rostered ministers and Members of the Order of Saint Stephen. Registration, which is found at the bottom of this page, closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

As part of the closing worship service, new deans will be installed and rostered ministers will be invited to participate in a renewal of vows.


  • NEW THIS YEAR: $340/Clergy Couple Rate for full program, evening hospitality, all meals for both people & lodging in a “single (1 QUEEN size bed)” room
  • $217/person for full program, evening hospitality all meals & double occupancy room both nights (please indicate preferred roommate, or one will be assigned)
  • $245/person for full program, evening hospitality, all meals & single occupancy room both nights (first-come, first-served on the 35 single rooms)
  • $113/person for full program, Monday lunch & dinner, Tuesday lunch, no housing
  • $95/person for full program, Monday & Tuesday lunch, no housing
  • $65/person for one day of the program including lunch (specify Monday or Tuesday)


Sunday, October 7, 2018

4:00 PM           Registration and Check-in
5:30 PM           Dinner
7:00 PM           Session 1 (Update from our synod/time with Bishop Bill Gohl)
8:45 PM           Night Prayer
9:00 PM           Hospitality

Monday, October 8, 2018

8:00 AM          Breakfast
9:00 AM          Session 2 (Keynote)
10:30 AM        Break
10:45 AM        Session 3 (Keynote)
11:45 AM        Dismiss for lunch
12:00 PM        Lunch
1:15 PM           Eucharist
2:30 PM           Session 4 (Keynote)
3:45 PM           Break
4:00 PM           Session 5 (Keynote)
5:15 PM           Break for dinner
5:30 PM           Dinner
7:00 PM           Time for reflection, appointments with Bishop/staff
9:00 PM           Night Prayer
9:15 PM           Hospitality

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

8:00 AM          Breakfast
9:00 AM          Check out
9:15 AM          Session 6 (Next steps with adaptive leadership)
11:15 AM        Evaluation
11:30 AM        Noon Prayer
12:00 PM        Lunch

Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing you at the retreat!