October 16-17, 2017

Offered in conjunction with the Presbytery of the Cascades

A one-night fall retreat for pastors and church leaders to focus on A New Look at Ancient Israel through lectures, conversation, and fellowship

The retreat begins at 11:30 am on Monday and concludes mid-afternoon Tuesday.

We are pleased to have with us Yolanda Norton, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Yolanda is an extraordinary young scholar who recently finished her PhD program in the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University, and her M.Div. and M.T.S from Wesley Theological Seminary. Yolanda also brings with her an impressive amount of teaching experience. A Fellow in the prestigious Theology and Practice program at Vanderbilt, she came to SFTS already having taught Old Testament at Vanderbilt, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. and Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem, PA.



$150 per person for a shared room (with 1 or 2 roommates)

$200 for a clergy couple (housed in same room)

$225 for a private room (no roommates)

$120 for Commuters (lunches & dinner; no overnight lodging)

Want to extend your study time? Stay Tuesday night and check out by 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 18

$90 for Extra night lodging and 2 meals (dinner and breakfast)


11:30 am Arrive, Check-in Creevey Commons
12:00 pm Lunch Dining Hall
1:00 pm Welcome, Opening Worship Creevey Commons
1:30 pm Session One Creevey Commons
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Session One, continued Creevey Commons
5:00 pm Break
6:00 pm Dinner Dining Hall
7:00 pm Session Two Creevey Commons
8:30 pm Evening Prayer Creevey Commons
9:00 pm Social Time


8:00 am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:00 am Morning prayer Creevey Commons
9:15 am Session Three Creevey Commons
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Session Three, continued Creevey Commons
Noon Lunch Dining Hall
1:00 pm Session Four Creevey Commons
2:45 pm Closing Worship Creevey Commons