St. Paul’s Women’s Retreat: Feb. 10-12, 2023
The Women’s Retreat is a time when women of all ages are welcome to join us for a weekend located at Roslyn Retreat Center, just a few miles from the church along the James River. We will offer programming, time for reflection, and plenty of opportunities for fellowship and shared meals.
This year’s Women’s Retreat will explore themes in the book of Ruth. As we close out the season of Epiphany, we will begin our focus with Transformation, move through Recognition and Empowerment, and culminate with Fulfillment. In addition to the Bible, we will use art and storytelling practices to explore how we move from loss to fulfillment. Come prepared to share, experiment, create, and engage in fabulous fellowship.
We have space for 50 people to attend. There are a limited number of single and shared rooms, which will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is open from November 4th through November 22nd or until all spots are filled.
Limited financial assistance is available, please make sure to register and indicate in the additional questions section that you need a SCHOLARSHIP and choose pay with check when completing your registration. Rev. Keli will follow up regarding assistance.
**No refunds after December 31st, 2022
Contact the Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper if you have any questions.
Retreat Facilitator – Chrissie Crosby
Chrissie Crosby (she/her/hers) is a perpetual student of the Bible with an MA in Biblical Interpretation from Virginia Theological Seminary (with honors) in 2014, and a certificate in Theology and the Arts from Wesley Theological Seminary. An artist, poet, and theater lover, she especially enjoys the challenge and education of exploring scripture with others in a wide variety of ways. Chrissie currently works with the Old Testament professors at VTS as an assistant, supporting the students, and leads retreats, Bible studies, and facilitates Sacred Ground circles. In prior lives. she spent a year as an interim associate for family ministries and evangelism, and a much longer time in the US Government as a senior policy analyst, providing information to help US leaders maintain world peace, order, and harmony. (Please note: Biblical interpretation is easier.) Chrissie is married to David Crosby, an Episcopal priest (VTS 2012). They live with their two lovable Labrador rescue dogs, Lazarus and Moses, in Alexandria, VA.