October 12-14, 2018

Retreat Presenters

We are blessed to have our own Karen Small and her friend, Michelle Reineck, as our presenters. Karen has been a member of the DOC since 1990 when she attended the National Retreat held at Radford University in Virginia with her husband, Stephen.
Karen worked as a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Midwife for over twenty years.

Michelle has been a Lay Associate of a Carmelite Community for over 35 years. She worked as a Spiritual Director at a retreat house where Karen met her. She is married with three children and six grandchildren. Michelle attended one of our retreats several years ago and we are delighted to welcome her back as a presenter.

Karen and Michelle live in South Haven, Michigan and attend The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, where they worship, practice yoga, and participate in a centering prayer community.

The three women saints that Karen and Michelle will share with us are
Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux and Claire of Assisi.

Music Leaders

We are so blessed that Pamela Chappell brings her gift of music to us at each of our retreats. She will lead us in uplifting songs of contemplation and joy. Steve Small will accompany on piano.


The Spiritual Center of Maria Stein, Maria Stein, Ohio


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