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Come find rest & renewal

All teachers and aids are welcome to attend this unique retreat designed specifically for you. Hosted by community members who deeply appreciate all that you do to help raise up the children in our communities.

All are welcome!  

All faiths.  

All denominations.  

All those who are spiritual but not religious. Together we will value and honor where each of us are in the moment as we create space to share, create,  reflect, and be fed.


8:30 - 9:15 a.m.    Registration & Breakfast

9:15 -10 a.m.       Welcome, Introductions, & Sharing

10-11 a.m.            Session 1

11-12 p.m.            Session 2

12 - 12:30 p.m.      Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.     Session 3

1:30-2 p.m.            Closing


Register Here 

Registration closes on 2.3.23   



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Meet The Team


Rev. Leslie Dalstra

Leslie loves creating spaces for people to learn, grow, and find meaning.  Trained in theology, she also has experience working with people in other faith traditions.  Her goal is to meet people where they are and evoke self and communal awareness.  Leslie is the pastor at First Christian Church and is a Life Coach in training.


Rev. Amanda Sorenson

Amanda is compassionate about helping people especially in crisis situations.  As a hospital chaplain at Great River Medical Center,  she offers care to both patients and staff.  Trained in theology, she cares for all, respecting their religious traditions.  She has also served in congregational ministry and as a college chaplain. 


Emily Bruxvoort

Emily is passionate about creating beautiful pieces of art from ordinary objects.  Within her wheel house are the abilities to knit, crochetjewelry making, wreath making, and paper art. She enjoys the community that forms in the creative process. Light hearted and caring, she is a Home Health Care CNA.


Allison Parks

Allison likes things that grow.  She is one half of Pool 19 Plants & Records.  She buys plants and her husband Mike sources the records.  Her hope is that both music and nature can soothe the soul and add some fun to the community.  Growing up with two teachers for parents, she has tons of respect for the work educators do.


Leah Sutcliffe

Leah is a Fort Madison resident who is passionate about yoga and community involvement.  She is a wife, mother of one with a second child on the way, and a dog mom of 2.  Outside of the studio you'll find Leah enjoying the outdoors with her family.  Leah is the owner of Soul Studio since July 2021 and is a 200 hour accredited yoga teacher.

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