Spiritual Retreat: Encountering God in Disruption and Change

February 5, 2022  |  11am-3pm ET  |  Online 

Let’s be real…we are all encountering unprecedented amounts of disruption, change, and upheaval in our public and private lives. It can be overwhelming and disorienting to make sense and continue to move forward as friends, spouses, parents, students, pastors, teachers, etc. with such battered souls and bodies.

This winter, we invite you to participate in our spiritual retreat, Encountering God in Disruption and Change, to drink deeply from God’s nurturing well of life and enjoy the uplifting presence of others in our community. Whether you are a new or returning student, staff or faculty, or a part of our extended network we value your participation in this day of rest and renewal as we participate in prayer, reflection, and embodied practices to reconnect with Jesus—who modeled in his life and death the stability of staying connected to his Father through disruption and change. 

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Meet Dr. Amy Drennan

Dr. Amy Drennan is the Executive Director of Vocation Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Amy attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, majoring in Speech Communication, minoring in Spanish, and Religion. She later received dual master’s degrees in Intercultural Studies and Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2020, Amy completed a PhD in Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University. Her dissertation is entitled Attitudes and Behaviors that Enable Leaders in Evangelical Protestant Seminaries to Engage in Adaptive Work.

During college, Amy joined InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, continuing on staff as a campus minister after graduation. After working as a licensed Clinical Therapist and Spiritual Director, Amy returned to Fuller Seminary in 2012 as Assistant Director of Clinical Training in the School of Psychology. In 2014, Amy joined the Vocation and Formation Department, where she currently serves as the Executive Director of Vocation Formation. In this role, she oversees a team of directors who work with Fuller’s apprenticeships, vocation formation leaders, chaplains, and chapel programs.

Amy is a co-author of two forthcoming publications: an article in The Journal for Religious Leadership and a chapter in a Fuller faculty book compilation.


Retreat Schedule

11:00-11:15 a.m. | Welcome & Introduction

11:15-11:30 | Session 1 

  • Large and Small Group Time

11:50-12:00 | Transition

12:00-1:00 | Lunch in Small Group

1:00-2:00 | Session 2

  • Large and Small Group Time

2:00-2:50 | Session 3  

  • Large and Small Group Time

2:50-3:00 p.m. | Closing

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this retreat for?

This event is for Northeastern Seminary students, alumni, faculty, staff, and prospective students. Students and alumni are encouraged to invite one guest to attend that supports them in their educational and spiritual journey. 

Is there a cost?

No. This retreat is free for Northeastern Seminary students, alumni, faculty, staff, and their guests.

Is this retreat on campus?

No. This is a virtual retreat and will be hosted on Zoom. Registered attendees will receive an access link in their email inbox.

When is the next spiritual retreat?

The next retreat will be held online at the beginning of the fall semester in September 2022

Who can I contact with more questions?

Please contact Maria Gilluly at gilluly_maria@roberts.edu or 595.592.6807.