Pastors’ Retreat Update

Presbytery of Sierra Blanca Pastors’ Retreat             October 10-12, 2021

Holy Cross Retreat Center      Las Cruces, NM

The first, and hopefully not the last, Pastors’ Retreat for all Ministers of Word and Sacrament and Commissioned Pastors in the Presbytery of Sierra Blanca was inaugurated in Las Cruces at Holy Cross Retreat Center on October 10-13.  PoSB Leadership Team members RE Steve Loman, MWS Caryn Thurman, RE Patricia (PK) Johns, and Stated Clerk CP Janell Kane envisioned a full day of Sabbath Rest for our pastors, to encourage them in their ministries after Covid.

Presenters were Jim Maxon, a human resources and leadership development facilitator in the Church, and Rev. Peter L. Fritsch, Episcopalian priest, author, seminar teacher, and spiritual director, both who call Las Cruces home. MWS Robert Reno delivered the sermon for Morning Worship.  CP Janet Loman, College and Young Adults Minister at First Presbyterian in Las Cruces, organized the music for the worship services, including evening Taizé Prayer with student musicians from her Young Adult ministry, which is funded by the Presbytery.


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-CP Janet Loman