Continuing Education

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Our 4th Pitchfork and Hay: A Theological Retreat to Give You Tools

for Ministry and Nourishment to Use Them 

has been scheduled for Monday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 15 2017

Our 2017 presenter will be Dr. Craig Koester, Professor
at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

  • Cost: $325 All Inclusive 2 night stay, meals & programing or $275 commuter (no lodging)
  • An additional night of lodging is available Sunday or Wednesday evening @ $30 per person.
  • A non-refundable $50 deposit requested to secure your reservation.
  • Registration Is Limited to 30 Participants
  • This well received pastoral retreat: Pitchfork & Hay was started in 2014.  

    MORNINGS will be dedicated to presentation and discussion with Dr. Keoster with an optional breakout session with him in the late afternoon.

    OPTIONAL AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES could include time for the sauna, a pool tournament, a massage, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, board games, movies, catching up with colleagues or making new friends, or simply sitting by the fire reading or day-dreaming….or take a nap—you’ve earned it!

    The EVENINGS will be capped off with wine (or other beverages), snacks and socializing. (Please feel free to bring any personal favorites for yourself or to share with the group.)

    And of course this retreat also features Shalom Hill Farm’s wonderful home cooked meals.



    STaR Ministry 101 and 201
    (Small Town and Rural Ministry)

    Not on the current calendar, but please let us know if there is an interest in scheduling a class–101 is an introduction workshop for students and pastors new to the setting and 201 goes deeper for pastors already serving in a small town and/or rural setting.

    To be announced as scheduled.

    UPDATE: Our resident professor, Rev. Dr. Mark Yackel-Juleen is transitioning to a new position as Director of Wartburg Seminary’s Center for Theology and Land in Dubuque, Iowa.  He will continue at 40% time as director of Shalom Hill Farm. He also plans to continue teaching STaR Ministry classes as well as the similar January term course for seminary students here at Shalom Hill Farm.


    Care of Creation

    Workshops focusing on Care of Creation and evaluating our place in nature. None scheduled on the current 2016 calendar, again please contact us if there is an interest in scheduling a Care of Creation class.

    To Be Announced.

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