8th Annual CLC Women’s Retreat


February 23rd & 24th, 2018
@ Gustavus Adolphus College
Presenter: Rev. Sarah Ciavarri
Christ rose so that we too can rise strong!  But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still hard falls we take in life. What does it take to get back up? 


We will explore the unique connections of living authentically as God’s beloved during ever-changing times and landscapes with Dr. Brené Brown’s newest research on resilience. 


  • Our time together will connect head and heart.
  • Personal practice and theory.
  • We will explore how the stories we use to understand challenges influence not only our self-understanding but also our actions and behaviors.


Are we stuck in ways of thinking that don’t serve the Body of Christ or us in life-giving ways? When we’ve been caught by hard emotions, do we try to avoid them?  Through short lectures, self-exploration, and small group discussion we will develop new critical awareness and practices to strengthen resiliency.  Connections to faith, prayer, Scripture, and theology are woven throughout. 


Retreat Time: Friday evening 6:00 p.m. – Saturday 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $60.00/per Registrant

(Includes overnight lodging/linens, materials, snacks, breakfast & lunch on Saturday – Friday evening meal on your own.)


Rev. Sarah Ciavarri is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant and a Lutheran pastor.  She supports congregations and church leaders across the nation by leading retreats and workshops, and coaching on the connections between Dr. Brené Brown’s research shared in the Daring Way™/Rising Strong and faith in Christ. Sarah has the unique honor of being an ordained clergy member serving as a consultant with the Daring Way™.  Also, Sarah is the Director of Spiritual Care at Augustana Care Health and Rehabilitation of Apple Valley, MN. Sarah has four units of Clinical Pastoral Education and is trained in Healthy Congregations, based on Family Systems Theory. She is a graduate of Luther Seminary where she was a Presidential Scholar. She is married with two children and writes songs. You can learn more at www.sarahciavarri.com.


Registration is limited to 20 participants! 

Sign up today by calling the church office @ 320.864.4549 and reserve your spot!