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The Healthy Leaders Retreat provides participants the opportunity to focus on their own spiritual, physical, and emotional needs, in community with peers. Leaders are provided a time apart for renewal and restoration.

Join us this year for an afternoon and evening of fun and fellowship on Monday, with a variety of options for play and relaxation. Tuesday, we are joined by the Rev. Dr. John Herman, who will help us to explore our own spirituality with Bible study and discussion. Parish pastor, conference presenter and author, Pastor Herman’s discipleship curriculum grows out of his life’s mission statement: “coaching individuals and congregations into the fullness of God’s mission.”

The retreat is available to pastoral and lay staff of congregations, along with their partners or spouses.

Healthy Leaders RetreatOur Presenter: The Rev. Dr. John Herman has served three Lutheran congregations in Virginia during his 30 years in parish ministry. He has been a workshop leader and conference presenter in several states. His passion is in leading congregations toward a discipleship orientation.

Pastor Herman earned master degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and a doctor of ministry degree from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, where he has served as an adjunct professor.

Along with the five volume discipleship curriculum, Going Deeper: A Journey with Jesus, Pastor Herman has authored a daily devotional and small group discipleship resource about the Sermon on the Mount, called Imagine a New World: Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount.

John and his wife Leslie live on the eastern shore of Virginia. They have two adult married daughters and four grandchildren.


Registration fee includes lodging, meals & program.  All hotel rooms are double occupancy.  Roommates will be assigned unless you let us know who you’d like to room with.

Registration Fee:     $65 for Rostered Minister or Congregational Leader
$40 for Spouse/Partner

January 11, 2019
($10/person late fee if registering after 1/2/19)

To register:  Fill out one 2019 Healthy Leaders Retreat Registration Form per person and return form(s) with check made payable to Lower Susquehanna Synod and mail to:

Lower Susquehanna Synod
ATTN:  Healthy Leaders Retreat
900 S. Arlington Ave., Suite 220B
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 800-692-7282, x 115