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Please check back soon for our Fall, 2022 retreat!


in person leader retreat

Please note: Our location for this retreat requires each participant to be vaccinated and boosted for Covid-19 and sign a release of liability waiver. Thanks for understanding during these unique times.


In this time marked by many absences, we continue this year’s retreat theme of Presence.

How did Jesus incarnate core things of the heart and spirit through loving presence, healing touch and enfleshed blessing?

What postures of the heart help us consent to Jesus’ healing touch? As those who serve, what postures help us impart it to others? We’ll ponder two more Gospel encounters at our winter retreat in which Jesus calls forward wholeness in ready hearts through loving, empowered physical presence.

the touch that heals

Join us for an in person retreat day at the Benedictine Retreat Center in St Paul.

The retreat morning will be structured around brief leader reflections, along with time to be alone, reflect, rest, hear from God, share, and just experience God’s care.


An in-person retreat for ministry leaders

Who for

Pastors, missions workers, para-church leaders, staff members, counselors, and  – well, you know who you are!


Monday, March 7, 8:30am-4pm


$70.00, includes lunch

For partial scholarships please call 763-449-9009 or email info@wellrefreshed.com.


Benedictine Center of St Paul’s Monastery


What People are Saying

Thank you again for the grace, wisdom and tenderness with which these retreat days have supported and accompanied me in this season. I am so very grateful.

Ministry Leader

I could not have continued in my position in my church if not for these retreats. Thank you for this ministry!


What an awesome day! God spoke in so many ways. Thank you for your commitment to make time for refreshment for leaders in our walk with Christ and in our ministries!

Pastor of Community Life


Judie Ritchie


Judie Ritchie is a pastor and spiritual director. Her passion is helping Christian leaders keep their first love — Jesus Christ — primary as they seek to serve him in ministry. Judie.ritchie@icloud.com

Joel Warne


Joel Warne is a spiritual director and co-founder of WellSpring Life Resources. He offers a wide variety of retreats, workshops and events to leaders and lay people that help participants live more fully out of their identity in Jesus Christ.

Hilary Ritchie

Minister of Music

Hilary Ritchie is the minister for worship and the arts at Hope Church in Richfield, MN. Her goal as a worship leader is to foster worship that glorifies God and draws people into his redemptive story. hilary@hope-pc.org