Igniting heart, mind and soul for leadership

  • Are you stuck in daily stress and busyness and missing the big picture of your leadership?

  • Do you want to lead from a less anxious and more spiritual centered-ness?

  • Do you want to discern a new vision for your leadership in these changing times?


If your answers are yes, then the Spirit may be calling you to re-ignite your passion and skills for leadership in Spark.


Spark—Igniting Heart, Mind and Soul for Leadership is a year- long, three retreat journey in community, with gifted leaders. At the conclusion of the year long program, participants will be:

  • · Less anxious & stressed

  • · Clearer about current realities & challenges

  • · Excited about possibilities and changes in your work and life

  • · Energized by practices that sustain a soul-centered life.


Three Residencies at: Alton Collins Retreat Center, Eagle Creek, OR

Begins October 18-20, 2021

Private rooms. Delicious meals. Peaceful, wooded retreat. 


Cost: $50 Application Fee CEU’s available

Leadership is hard!

What we learned in the past often does not work for new challenges.




















Ministers, non-profit and business leaders are stressed and often confused. Which direction to go?


In Spark! you will learn to:

· integrate your deepest values with your practice of leadership.

· Develop more options & strategies for interpersonal and organizational challenges

· Be less stressed with spiritual practices to calm and renew.

Rev. Margaret Marcuson helps clergy do their work without wearing out or burning out. She speaks and writes on church leadership , and works with church leaders nationally across denominations as a consultant and coach. Margaret is the author of Leaders who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry and Money and Your Ministry: Balance the Books While Keeping Your Balance. An ABC minister, Margaret was a pastor for 15 years. She is a past president of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.


Larry Peacock is Director of the Franciscan Spiritual Center, ordained United Methodist minister, spiritual director, retreat leader and author of Openings: A Daybook of Saints, Sages, Psalms and Prayer Practices. His passion is helping people discover aliveness and the practices that sustain soul-full life and work. 


Together they have developed Spark and will be the guides with other guest speakers of the year long journey.

Margaret Marcuson