Below is a tentative schedule for the retreat, subject to slight changes.

If you would like to organize a small-group activity, mention it on the private Facebook group for attendees. If several others express interest in your activity, and you’d like to schedule a time for it to happen in the Lakeside Lounge meeting room during one of our Open Times, use the Contact page to submit a suggestion.

Note that all activities are optional. We want you to make this retreat whatever you need it to be. Attend any or all of the scheduled presentations, or skip some or all if you’d prefer to spend your time walking through the redwoods, praying in your room, connecting with friends, or anything else the Holy Spirit leads you to do.


1:30-4:00     Check in at the Williams Welcome Center in the Administration Building (up the stairs to the left of the post office)
                          Get your booklet, nametag, lanyard, and room assignment.
                          Note: Rooms will not be ready until 4:30, so leave your luggage in your car or in Lakeside Lounge.

4:30-5:15     Get your room key in Lakeside Lounge.
                         Take your luggage to your room, get settled in, then return to Lakeside Lounge.

5:15      Welcome and announcements in Lakeside Lounge
5:30     Worship, Soul Care presentation, and Get Acquainted Time with Dave and Keri Lippman
7:00     Dinner in the dining hall
8:30     Evening praise, worship, and fun


7:00     Early risers praise and worship
8:30     Breakfast in the dining hall
9:30     Soul Care presentation by Dave and Keri Lippman
10:00   Reflection time
11:00    Soul Care presentation by Dave and Keri Lippman
11:30    Reflection time

1:00      Lunch in the dining hall

2:00     Soul Care presentation by Dave and Keri Lippman
3:00     Reflection time
4:00     Soul Care presentation by Dave and Keri Lippman
4:30     Reflection time
5:30     Small-group gatherings: 

Troubleshooting Rejections with literary agent Nick Harrison
Is it the writing? The marketability? Lack of platform? Wrong publisher? Participants will leave with a suggested plan of action on what to do next with their proposals or manuscripts.

Remaining in the Race when Times get Tough with Rusty Wright
As a writer, editor, or publishing professional, you may love what you do and be very good at it. But life can throw some curve balls.  Opposition, financial woes, poor health, broken relationships, and more can make you feel like giving up.  Veteran communicator Rusty Wright will share personal stories to encourage you, then open the session up for small-group interaction. You’ll leave knowing you can land on your feet and stay in the race when life goes haywire!

6:30     Dinner in the dining hall
7:30     At Your Request mini concert with Dave Talbott

Time Change! Set your clock back an hour.


7:00     Walk to the Cross
8:30     Breakfast in the dining hall
9:30     Sunday service
10:30   Reflection time
11:00   Closing session

1:00     Lunch in the dining hall

3:00   Deadline to check out of your room