What is the state of your soul? Are you worn out, stressed out, or distracted? The soul is the most important part of you. Most likely your soul - similar to many leaders within the church, marketplace, or government, is the most neglected aspect of your life. Together, let’s slowdown from the whirlwind of life and check in with ourselves at a heart and soul level. At the Soul Care retreat, we invite you to take a “soul retreat” designed specifically to renew and refresh you. Segments of the the 2-day event will be spent introducing you to spiritual formation topics practices, and reflection with an emphasis on giving you time to "unplug" from technology, step off the treadmill of activity, and let your soul slow down and refresh.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
According to Dallas Willard: “Soul” defined as the hidden or “spiritual” side of the person. It includes an individual's thoughts and feelings, along with heart or will, with its intents and choices. It also includes an individual's bodily life and social relations, which, in their inner meaning and nature, are just as “hidden” as the thoughts and feelings.
Angie Richey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Vice President for Enrollment at Life Pacific College. She received both an M.Ed and an M.A. in Marriage Family Therapy from Hope International University. For the past ten years, Angie has actively engaged the areas of emotional health, family life, and soul care, leading seminars, workshops, and retreats. As a professional counselor and adjunct professor, she teaches psychology and sociology courses and formerly served as Assistant Director of Emmaus Road Counseling Center working with clinicians in training. Angie was featured in the 2012 documentary, I Forgive You, directed by Academy Award-winning producer, Arnold Shapiro. She has been married 23-years to Lew Richey, business owner and pastor of The Gathering – a simple church network. They reside in Santa Clarita, California and have two children, Ethan and Natalie.