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Practice Replenishment: A Retreat for Ministry Leaders

Maintaining Your Emotional and Spiritual Health While Caring for Others

The pandemic and its aftermath have left many ministry leaders feeling stretched and stressed. At the same time, leaders are responsible for caring for congregations and families that are experiencing significant challenges related to mental health and well-being. This daylong retreat is designed to help ministry leaders regain a feeling of replenishment while gaining practical skills for helping others. Participants will leave the retreat with concrete tools and strategies for maintaining their own well-being while responding to the needs of those around them.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Puslinch (between Hamilton and Guelph) at Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Center

Crieff Retreat Center cottage



Dr. Aaron Einfeld - Director of Lifelong Learning and Partnerships, Calvin Seminary

As a Birkman certified coach, Aaron has supported seminary students and pastors at all stages of their careers in their personal, vocational, and leadership development. Aaron regularly teaches courses on resilient ministry leadership, and discipleship in the Digital Age.

Aaron is also the founder of Awaken Leadership Solutions, a coaching and consulting company that helps leaders and teams improve performance through deep learning.

Shawn Brix

Rev. Shawn Brix - Canadian Church Relations Liaison

Presently serving as Calvin Seminary's Canadian Church Relations Liaison, Shawn is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church where he has served three different congregations throughout southern Ontario.  In his parish work, and in his role as Regional Pastor, he has years of experience walking alongside those who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues.

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Aaron Einfeld

Director of Lifelong Learning and Partnerships and Director of Certificates
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Wendy Fisher

Lifelong Learning Program Coordinator

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