Women's Retreat

St. Stephen’s 2022 Women’s Retreat


God is Here will be the theme of  the annual Women’s Retreat scheduled for October 14 to 16, 2022, at St. Andrew’s Retreat Center on Hood Canal (see the accompanying flyer). The retreat will be led by Reverend Josephine Robertson.

About the leader:

The Reverend Josephine (Jo) Robertson was born and raised in Michigan, where her relationship with God was formed early by by her church, the wild woods, and the lake shore of that great state.  Jo is a poet, photographer, Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and breathwork teacher.  She shares her life with her husband Tim, her horse Bear, two dogs, two cats, and many houseplants.

About the Retreat:

St. Stephen’s Women’s Retreat at St. Andrew’s House on the Hood Canal will be a time to relax, play, knit, read, hike, sing, laugh and let someone else cook and clean. On top of all that, we will enjoy a time of fellowship to think and learn with each other. The retreat will balance plenty of free time with the program content. 


St. Andrew’s offers views of the water and the beautiful Olympic Mountains. Each participant will have her own room because of covid concerns.  Everyone will test for covid prior to arrival.  . Linens are provided and include sheets, pillowcase, and towels. There are two wheelchair accessible rooms. The food is wonderful with farm-to-table, organic, free-range fare that can be gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan, and accommodate other special dietary needs with prior requests noted on your registration form. The historic lodge and gardens have panoramic views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. There are many nearby trails for hiking close at hand as well as a labyrinth located next door.

Date and Time:

 Friday, Oct. 14 – Sunday, Oct..16th

Arrival begins at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 14th. Program ends at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 16th.

Registration and Payment Deadline:

 Friday, September 30, 2022

 Retreat Cost:

 The cost for two nights’ lodging, six meals, materials, and program is

$240.00. Partial and full scholarships are available upon request. Please note your request on the registration. A full refund can only be provided if your cancellation is received before October 7th.