Nurturing the Soul of Ministry: Intimacy with God

September 11, 2021 | Online 

Northeastern Seminary students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to a spiritual retreat with facilitator and speaker Dr. Lakisha R. Lockhart. Anticipate a time of rest, reflection, and rejuvenation as we journey through a new academic year together. Each virtual session will cultivate a space for dreaming, laughter, and joy, even as we are bearing and carrying in our lives, studies, work, and ministry.


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Meet Dr. Lakisha R. Lockhart

Lakisha Lockhart

Rev. Dr. Lakisha R. Lockhart is a mother of a toddler, wife, daughter, sister, former Zumba instructor, womanist and coolest auntie around. She believes in the power of play, movement, aesthetics, and creative arts in life and in theology, using the body as a locus for theological reflection. In her professorial role as Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary she is not only a teacher, but a facilitator, rope jumper, game-player, advocate and catalyst for critical consciousness and engagement in educating in faith and actually living into that faith through various spiritual and artistic practices.

Retreat Schedule

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

11:15-11:30 | Session 1: Laughter & Joy 

  • 11:30-11:40 | Group Body Work
  • 11:40-12:00 p.m. | Small Group Reflection

12:00-12:10 | Break

12:10-12:25 | Session 2: Those Who Dream

  • 12:25-12:40 - Small Group Creation
  • 12:40-1:00 | Large Group Reflection 

1:00-1:45 p.m. | Lunch (on own)

1:45-2:00 | Session 3: Bearing & Carrying  

  • 2:00-2:15 | Small Group Reflection
  • 2:15-2:45 | Large Group Activity

2:45-3:00 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 spring semester on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET. 

Who can I contact with more questions?

Please contact Maria Gilluly at or 595.592.6807.