First Call Rostered Ministers Retreat


Rostered Ministers of the South Dakota Synod in their first call are invited to attend this year’s first call retreat on May 5-7, 2019 at Joy Ranch in Florence, SD. Your time together will begin with dinner at 6 PM on the 5th and conclude by 12 Noon  on the 7th with a boxed lunch.

Reverend Bob Chell, Retired Pastor, will serve as the chaplain for the retreat and will be available to meet with you individually if you so choose. Bishop David Zellmer, Rev. Bill Tesch, Kathy McHenry (Lutheran Planned Giving of SD), and Deacon Susan Marone will also be in attendance.

We will create an environment of trust and respect as well as worshiping together during the retreat.

Cost of the retreat is $150 per person which includes lodging and meals. A reminder that the funds should not come out of your continuing education but rather separate funds specifically for First Call Theological Education. Rooms are doubles unless you would like to stay in the bunkhouse in which case you will need to bring bedding and towels (only if staying in the bunkhouse!). Please bring a healthy snack to share with the group!

For questions or concerns, please contact Deacon Susan Marone at or call 605-376-5350.

  • First Call Retreat
    05/05/2019 - 05/07/2019
    6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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First Call Registrationshow details + $150.00 (USD)   Expired


16633 448th Ave, Florence, South Dakota, 57235, United States

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