Retire or Refire: Living into a New Season of Life

Are you thinking about a time to retire? Are you ready to refire? What does this season look like for you? This event is a time for shared conversations and presentations about living out our baptismal calls, with a holistic approach, while exploring various Wellness Wheel topics. This retreat will take place at Joy Ranch following the Spring Theological Conference – April 13, 1:30pm through April 14, noon lunch. Spouses/partners are also invited.

Topics addressed will be:

  • What Does This Mean?
  • Exploring Our Baptismal Call
  • Will There Be Money For Adventures?
  • Joys And Struggles of Retirement
  • Surprises Along The Way
  • Will Retirement Be A Happy Time?


  • Former Bishop Andrea DeGroot Nesdahl
  • Pastor Renee Splichal-Larson, Associate to the Bishop for Candidacy, Congregation, and Rostered Minister Accompaniment
  • Kathy McHenry, Lutheran Planned Generosity
  • Margie Neugebauer, MA, LPC, CC, CGRMS®

Each participant will receive these resources:

  • Calling All Years Good
  • Refirement Workbook
  • Resource List

Registration Cost:

Double Occupancy: $160 – $100*= $60 Registration Fee

Single Occupancy: $220 – $100*= $120 Registration Fee

Registration Deadline: March 24, 2023

*The South Dakota Synod is supporting this opportunity with a $100 scholarship per participant.

For questions, please contact one of the following:
  • Margie Neugebauer (303) 590-4403
  • Erika Lehmann (605) 338-4737
  • Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell (605) 350-0542
  • Retire or Refire: Living into a New Season of Life
     04/13/2023 - 04/14/2023
     1:30 PM - 12:00 PM
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16633 448th Ave, Florence, South Dakota, 57235, United States

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