January 21-22, 2019
Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
Loranger, Louisiana

              Rev. Edmiston will challenge us to think about our roles as leaders in the 21st century church using four events from early church history found in Acts.  We will apply these ancient truths to our modern (even post-modern) culture.  Jan’s thoughts will give us lots to discuss and meditate on both individually and corporately.  The beautiful space and facilities at Solomon will give us ample opportunities to sit with God and listen for His voice as we seek to respond faithfully.

During our time there, we will worship and pray together, study scripture, renew friendships, and simply recharge our batteries.  And, of course, the retreat wouldn’t be complete without the many traditions we cherish:  worship in the chapel, woodland walks, the social hour before dinner, the labyrinth, the campfire, and the newly added mission project.

The Rev. Jan Edmiston was born, raised, and educated in Chapel Hill, NC, where she grew up in the University Presbyterian Church. She attended Andover-Newton Theological School in Newton-Centre, Massachusetts and was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament, having received a call to serve as pastor of the Presbyterian United Church of Schaghticoke, New York. She later earned a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary. Edmiston and her husband, the Rev. Fred Lyon, moved to National Capital Presbytery in 1989 to serve as Designated Co-Pastors of Fairlington Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, VA. She served the congregation for twenty two years before moving with her husband to Chicago where he accepted a call in Flossmoor, Illinois. She currently serves as Associate Executive Presbyter for Ministry at the Presbytery of Chicago.


Edmiston contributes to her blog, A Church for Starving Artists (

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