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Greetings!

Active clergy currently serving in a ministry in the historic dioceses of Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, and Milwaukee are invited to participate in a hiking/walking retreat co-sponsored by the dioceses and Living Compass.

Facilitators, schedule & activities:

Rev. Scott Stoner of Living Compass and Rev. Gary Manning of Trinity Wauwatosa will co-facilitate the retreat on the theme of Contemplative Practices and Wellbeing, with a special focus on walking meditation as a contemplative practice.  

The retreat will begin with lunch on Tuesday, July 16 and end with lunch on Thursday, July 18. It will take place at Cedar Valley, a retreat center located outside West Bend, Wisconsin. Participants will spend time in fellowship, prayer, and walking in the great outdoors. Weather permitting, we will plan a longer hike (up to five miles) for Wednesday. Participants can walk less if they choose, or skip the hike and have quiet time. Please bring good shoes for walking/hiking. Walking or running shoes will work fine, but feel free to bring hiking shoes if you have them.

We will have time for participants to share any experiences they have with contemplative practices and how those practices contribute to their spiritual, emotional, physical, vocational, and relational wellbeing. There are no expectations that anyone has to share, but we want to create the space to learn from and be inspired by each other.  While some of the practices we do together may be offered in your own ministry context—this is first and foremost a renewal time for clergy, and not a “training” or continuing ed experience.

Registration details:

A maximum of 10 registrants may participate in this retreat.

The fee is $50 per participant to be paid by mailing a check to the Diocese of Milwaukee (804 E. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53202). If this fee is a hardship, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a scholarship. All rooms are single occupancy with private baths and all meals are included.

If you have questions about the retreat, reach out to Scott Leannah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Gary Manning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Scott Stoner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis and will close on May 31 or before if the maximum number of participants is reached.

To register, please fill out this form.

July seminar series at St. Peter’s, Sheboygan Falls

In the spiritual life, it’s good to have companions who can show us the way and encourage us on the journey. Come to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, in Sheboygan Falls, WI, for three Wednesday evening seminars. Each session will introduce you to one of the 20th century’s best guides in the life of prayer, and one of their books which serves as an entry into their teaching.

Photos of Evelyn Underhill, Thomas Merton, and Ruth Burrows
  • July 10th, Evelyn Underhill and Practical Mysticism
  • July 17th, Thomas Merton and New Seeds of Contemplation
  • July 24th, Ruth Burrows and Essence of Prayer

Where: St. Peter’s is located at 104 Elm Street, Sheboygan Falls, WI

The Presenter: Fr. Chris Arnold

The Schedule: Wednesday evenings in July, with Holy Eucharist at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:00pm, and the seminar from 6:30-8:00pm. You can attend any or all of the sessions, and you can join us just for the seminar if you prefer!

Who can come?: All are welcome to attend. There is no cost, although St. Peter’s will gladly accept a free-will offering to offset the cost of dinner.

If I have questions: Please contact Father Paul Coey at the St. Peter’s church office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit https://pilgrimsteps.org/companions/