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Schedule of Activities for
Monday, September 23rd

2:30 PM

Conference Check In

Pick up conference materials between 2:30 and 5:30pm.

3:30 PM

Focus Group for Ministers and Spiritual Leaders

Facilitated by
Revs. Cheryl Fare
and Cherie Ruffo

All ministers and spiritual leaders are invited to join us as we come together in person for Fall Conference for the first time in five years. We will take this opportunity to start the conference off reconnecting with one another and then check in on where we find ourselves now and where we want to focus on going. You asked for this opportunity and we want to focus on what you want to focus on.

3:30 PM

Focus Group for
LUTs and LUT Candidates

Facilitated by
Janell Renshaw,
LUT and LUT Consultant

All Licensed Unity Teachers and candidates are invited to join us as we come together in person for Fall Conference for the first time in five years. Our new LUT Consultant Janell Renshaw wants to meet all of you and check in on where we find ourselves now and where we want to focus on going. This is a unique opportunity to discuss what we want to focus on as a group for our zoom gatherings and more.

REV. CHERIE RUFFO

Reverend Cherie Ruffo is the co-founder and Minister of Unity Radiant Light. Her journey with Unity began when she was 23 at the Unity Church of Honolulu. When she walked in, she felt complete unconditional love and acceptance and knew she was home. She soon found the Unity Ministries to be an open-minded, accepting spiritual community that honors all paths to God.

Leaving Hawaii several years later to return to the mainland, Cherie found herself settled in New England. In 2008, she made the decision to embark on a new career with Unity Worldwide Ministries and co-founded Unity Radiant Light in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cherie’s appetite for learning about spirituality is voracious. She is an ordained Unity Minister and is currently studying at Damanhur in Italy and with Universal Life Tools with Master Teacher, Simone Matthews, and many other schools of thought.

Cherie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University, is an ordained Unity Minister. She lives in Norwich, CT with her husband, Daniel, and three dogs.

Rev. Cheryl Fare

Cheryl Fare is an Ordained Unity Minister, InnerLifeSkills Certified Enneagram Coach, and a Master of Fine Arts. She has established herself as a leader with an artistic and spiritual voice of clarity as a speaker, writer, educator, actor, director, and producer.

As a writer she often focuses on real world topics, commenting on universal challenges as well as intimate, personal insights that give audiences a privileged glimpse of their own innermost virtues, fears and joys.  Cheryl’s style is direct, but subtly moving, using a quick wit and a wry sense of humor to shield readers while revealing the essence of life’s most sensitive topics. Cheryl is a leader with a strong voice of reason, encouraging professional and community groups to engage in meaningful collaboration.  As a dynamic speaker and educator, her insights provide sparks that expand the field of opportunity for artistic and spiritual discovery.

Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors for Unity Worldwide Ministries Eastern Region, and Free Jambalaya – a production company dedicated to the creation of original works.  She is a devoted soccer fan, loving mother, wife and friend.

Janell Renshaw, LUT

Hello! I am Spirit-led with extensive experience in youth-related environments and progressive skills in the area of Adolescent Behavior. I am professional, grounded and able to implement new functions and practices rapidly without compromising integrity. I am organized and meticulous with the ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations. A quality educator who teaches from the heart with superior interpersonal skills, able to communicate expectations and policies clearly for the youth population, co-workers, and outside agencies. Extensive knowledge and personal experience of Unity principles. Best known for the ability to create instant rapport and understanding with youth and adults, thereby facilitating positive outcomes.

6:30 PM

Evening Opening Reception

In the Beautiful Fountain Room of The Hotel Hershey

Please join us for an opportunity to mingle and nosh.

This is a connection event and our purpose is to see one another again and have some fun and food. We are planning substantial reception food and spacious time to settle in our beautiful location and be with one another again.

Important Information About the Fall Conference

The Eastern Region Board of Trustees and Conference Planning Team invite you to the 2024 Eastern Region Fall Conference.

This year’s conference is totally unique – you asked for opportunities to be in-person and you asked for opportunities to be online – and we are doing both!

ABOUT THE IN-PERSON CONFERENCE

September 23-26 we are offering our in-person components at the beautiful Hotel Hershey, a four-star hotel centrally located in Hershey PA. You will want to attend these conference sessions if: you are eager to be with your Eastern Region friends and family in person; if you would like to experience four-star food, spa and accommodations; are seeking a break from the day to day, and have access to the history and beauty of Hershey Gardens and the surrounding area. The in-person sessions also include a visit to our host ministry, Unity of Palmyra to fellowship with them during dinner and a Taize service. Seeing how others are doing ministry up close and personal and meeting friends, new and old is a highlight of the in-person experience.

ABOUT THE ONLINE CONFERENCE

October 6-9, 2024 are our online Zoom conference sessions. You will want to choose the online sessions if you are more interested in doing conference from the comfort of your home or office; making a more economical conference choice and not traveling. You will want to review both conference schedules and make a choice about what is the best fit for you.


IN-PERSON & ONLIN REGISTRATION IS OPEN


You can register for this event online NOW, so don’t delay. Registration needs to be completed by Monday, September 2, 2024.

We do understand differing financial and scheduling circumstances, so if a partial scholarship would be helpful, please fill out a scholarship application and submit it prior to August 2, 2024. Need to discuss multiple payment options?

 Please contact us directly!



NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPTEMBER 15TH


Conference Sessions en Español

This year we are offering English to Spanish language translation for selected sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and for both of the required trainings on Thursday.

If you prefer to experience the conference with Spanish translation, please notate this during the registration process.


Need Assistance to Attend Conference?

Complete an Application for a Partial Conference Scholarship


Contribute to the Scholarship Fund During Conference Registration


If you would like to make a donation to our Conference Scholarship Fund, you can do so by indicating a separate amount of your choice along with your registration or by making an online donation designated to Conference Scholarship Fund.


FAQS

How will the conference be held?

The 2024 Fall Conference will be offered in both in-person and online sessions. The schedule is not exactly the same for both in-person and online sessions, due to the nature of some of the in-person sessions. We have made every effort however, to have all session be a very high quality experience suited to the audience, whether it is in-person or online. Whether you choose in-person or online, all sessions are designed to allow for interactivity and participation. Our fall conference sessions are created to meet the need for yearly CEUs in the areas of general CEUs, Ethics and Inclusivity/Diversity


ZOOM GUIDELINES

Read our list of helpful hints to make your Zoom-based Virtual Conference experience easier.

2024 CONFERENCE
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

all times listed are in ET

Download a PDF version of the Schedule of Events

  Morning
   Afternoon
   Evening
SUNDAY, October 1st
2:30 to 2:50 pm Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Daniel Kepel
Comfort Break
3:00 to 5:00 pm

“Moment to Moment” Youth and Family Ministry Training & Connections

With Janell Renshaw, LUT and Unity Eastern Region Youth Consultant

MONDAY, October 2nd
10:00 to 10:20am Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Sahffi and Daniel Kepel  
Comfort Break
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

“Nurturing the Soul Through Coffee, Connection and Renewal” with Rev. Cherie Ruffo and Meico Whitlock

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Music Lessons, Life Lessons: Exploring Our Words and Voices in One Great Tapestry with Sahffi and Daniel Kepel

6:00 to 8:00 pm

“Where Do We Go From Here?” with author Jan Phillips

With Music from Sahffi and Daniel Kepel

TUESDAY, October 3rd
10:00 to 10:20am Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Britt Hall and Spiritus
Comfort Break
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Unity Eastern Region Business Meeting with Eastern Region Board and Consultants

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Creating Life Anew with Reverend Cynthia James (CSL) 

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Answers to the Question You Didn’t Know to Ask with Reverend Jim Rosemergy

With Special Music from Sahffi and Daniel Kepel

WEDNESDAY, October 4th
10:00 to 10:20 am Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Sahffi     
Comfort Break
10:30 am to 12:30 pm All Unity Session with Unity Worldwide Ministries, Unity World Headquarters and UUMS
2:00 to 4:00 pm

Prosperity: The Ongoing Legacy of New Thought with Reverend Gaylon McDowell (UFBL)

6:00 to 8:30 pm

The Unfettered Power of Joy: Elijah, The Ancestors, and You with Rev. Jacquie Fernandez

Plus a Conference Closing Celebration with Unity of Greater Hartford

THURSDAY, October 5th
10:00 to 10:20 am Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Daniel Kepel       
Comfort Break
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

SubConscious Bias and How That Influences our Behavior with Claire Tse       

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Unity Ethics with Reverend Pat Bessey

Schedule of Activities for
Tuesday, September 24th

8:00 AM

Prayer & Meditation

Prayer and meditation are foundational to Unity, and our conference reflects that focus.

10:00 AM

Spiritual Direction: The Alchemy of Presence

Facilitated by Revs. Vicki Bunch, Ron Karstetter
and Angela Denton
(2 General CEUs)


We come together as the “home and heart of Presence” with one another to bear witness to the sacred mystery of the soul’s evolution.Through the gift of Presence, holding sacred space, holy listening, and offering deep reflective and open questions, the sole purpose of spiritual direction is to accompany others in deeply aligning with their spiritual identity and their inner guidance. This experiential session invites us into contemplative practices as tools for inner exploration. During this gathering, we have the opportunity to create harmonious connections as we navigate our personal and collective spiritual journeys.

Rev. Vicki Bunch

Rev. Vicki is co-minister and partner in ministry with her husband, Rev. Richard Bunch. She became ordained through Unity Worldwide Ministries in Lee’s Summit, MO in 2006. She is a spiritual director and instructor in the Unity Spiritual Direction Program. Her primary interest is to support and celebrate each individual’s personal and spiritual development through her messages and activities. She specializes in creative worship arts experiences, spiritual counseling, pastoral care and youth and family involvement.

She has spoken at numerous Unity churches offering workshops on personal growth, healing relationships and women’s issues, as well as trainings in board/team leadership, prayer chaplaincy and women’s spirituality. She has served on the Admissions and Credentials Team for Unity Worldwide Ministries International.

Rev. Ron Karstetter

Rev. Ron Karstetter is an ordained Unity Minister, Licensed Unity Teacher, and Spiritual Director.

He currently serves as the Minister of Unity of Lehigh Valley in Emmaus, Pennsylvania; and previously held the position of Associate Minister at Unity of Fairfax in Oakton, Virginia.

He retired from U.S. federal civil service in 2016, to move into ministry full-time, after a career in federal emergency management and Veteran’s healthcare administration.

Rev. Ron is a life-long Truth student, with a passion for teaching Truth Principles and contemplative spiritual practices as tools for personal and organizational transformation.

He has a contemplative leadership style, with a strong background in individual and group spiritual direction, visioning and strategic planning to foster community building and organizational excellence.

Rev. Angela Denton

Angela is the minister of Unity by the Shore (UBTS) in Neptune, NJ and has served as the spiritual leader of UBTS since 2015.  Rev. Angela is a compassionate individual who is zealous about spiritual growth and development and has been an active leader in the Unity movement for the past twenty-five years.  She has served on the Unity Worldwide Eastern Region Board of Trustees for six years serving for three years as president.  Prior to Angela becoming credentialed as a LUT and then a minister, Angela served as a lay leader on the UWM Board of Trustees for two years. 

Additionally, Angela has served on the UWM Eastern Region Conference Planning Team for the past 7 years and currently is a student enrolled in UWM’s Spiritual Director Certificate Program.  Two years ago, Angela became a certified Quantum Coach through the Quantum Living Training Program created by Drs. Gary and Jane Simmons and Dr. Rima Bonario.

Prior to serving as a minister of UBTS, Angela was a public-school special educator for thirty years. Additionally, for ten years Angela worked to support and empower individuals, couples, and families in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  Finally, Angela has a BA in special education, a master’s degree in Psychological Services Behavioral Science and a postgraduate degree and Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

2:00 PM

Communications Ethics

Facilitated by Rev. Richard A. Pacheco
This session meets and exceed requirements for an ethics credit.

Communications with clear intentions, good boundaries and shared values can completely change the level on which we connect with others! This interactive session will begin with an assessment of where, how and with whom we already communicate, which will then allow us to develop a plan for moving forward. We will assess our hard copy communications; customized and group emails; photo and video and text reach outs; facebook, instagram and other social media, up to and including the ethical use of AI. This session will help provide a template for making decisions and allocating resources to move us forward in our personal and ministry journeys through communications ethics.

Rev. Richard Pacheco

Rev. Richard Pacheco was born and raised in NYC for most of his life. After 911, he moved to New Jersey. During his time in New Jersey, he was introduced to a home business that began his personal development and self-improvement journey. After a challenge he experienced during an operation, he realized how fleeting life could be and wanted to be the best he can be. The event turned into a journey of self-discovery, and a spiritual calling began. Listening to an audio lesson by Randy Gage, he was introduced to Unity. He found the next calling in his journey and has become an ordained minister in the Unity Worldwide Ministries. During his eight years of study, he had also looked at how he can serve others. He became a reiki master teacher, Certified teenage meditation teacher, ho’opono’pono practitioner and sound healing certified. Knowing the many people who helped him, he wanted to reach others and became certified as a master life coach and a certified spiritual coach. His vision is to help others find and stay on their journey while continuing on his. He lives with his wife and four children in Martinsburg, WV.

5:30 PM

Evening Visit with Unity of Palmyra

Facilitated by Unity of Palmyra


We are all invited to an evening of food, fellowship, and fun at Unity of Palmyra on Tuesday evening of Fall Conference. Our time together will include a meal prepared with love and care by our congregants, followed by a lovely Taize service in our beautiful sanctuary, and will end with dessert, coffee and fellowship with our community members. Unity of Palmyra is thrilled to be the host ministry for Fall Conference and we look forward to sharing our space, and ourselves, with all of you soon!

Important Information About the Fall Conference

Schedule of Activities for
Wednesday, September 25th

8:00 AM

Prayer & Meditation

Prayer and meditation are foundational to Unity, and our conference reflects that focus.

10:00 AM

Creating a More Beautiful World

Facilitated by Rev. Stephanie Seigh
(2 General CEUs)


Langston Hughes once wrote, “I am so tired of waiting, aren’t you, for the world to become good and beautiful and kind?”

Join Rev. Stephanie Seigh as we explore together how to create that world, through the creation of the New Beloved Community. While the term has become increasingly common place, it’s origin and impact is anything but “common.” Creating such a community, and such a world, has the power to transform us individually and collectively, or as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observed, “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls, as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”

This session will be informative, interactive, inspiring and impactful as we learn together how to be that change we wish to see in the world… a good and beautiful and kind world.

Rev. Stephanie Moyer Seigh

Rev. Stephanie Moyer Seigh, ACE, PCC, is a twice-ordained Minister (Unity and Interfaith) and a Professional Certified Coach. Before coming to Unity of Palmyra, she served several Unity and Interfaith communities, in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, and Allentown, PA; New York City, NY; and Atlanta, Georgia. Rev. Stephanie was the national Director of Peacemaking and Transitional Services for Unity Worldwide Ministries. She was an adjunct faculty member at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City, and a mentor coach for The Academy for Coaching Excellence. She specializes in personal, organizational, and leadership coaching and consulting, and teaching classes and workshops on a variety of life-affirming topics. Rev. Stephanie lives in Londonderry Township with her husband, Ken, and enjoys making her home beautiful, gardening, hosting friends and family, and spending time with her amazing granddaughters. She loves all things Star Trek and Star Wars and believes in the future Gene Roddenberry predicted decades ago: “Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins to not just tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.”

2:00 PM

“Creating Harmony In Transitional Times”

Facilitated by Laura Wade
(2 General CEUs)


Now that we have spent time together looking at our focus as those ministering to and teaching others, and examining spiritual direction… you may find yourself asking “Now What?” We are already experiencing what it means to be living in transitional times, but where do we go from here? Let’s practice looking at what we want to be and do moving forward, developing clarity and vision about what might be blocking us, examining what resources and tools we have available. This session is designed to help us develop strategies for creating harmony as we move back into our families, communities and world.

Laura Wade

Laura is a Soul to Goal Guide and Empowerment Coach who works with you to help you move from striving to thriving, from overwhelm to harmony and happiness.

Laura knows that having clarity about what matters most to you is the first step in creating a life you love. Working with her will empower you to get clear about what you want, uncover and release limiting beliefs and blocks, make conscious choices in the present and create the future you desire.

In addition to her extensive experience in personal development training, she has worked in public relations and sales training where she delivered a program she developed called The Human Touch. She was a Certified On-Purpose Person Mentor and has been a Certified Passion Test Facilitator since 2007. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Indiana University.

Laura loves personal development and sharing the things she has integrated into her life with her clients and in the programs she develops. Since 1994, Laura has studied and trained with masters including Janet Attwood, Jack Canfield and Patty Aubrey. She believes investing in yourself is the best investment you can make and consistently does so. 

Laura resides in Roanoke, VA with her husband Steve, their three teenagers (including twins!), and two dogs. When she’s not helping clients live a life of passion, she stays busy as a freelance writer, community volunteer, avid reader and loving wife and mom.

5:30 PM

“Traces of the Trade”

A Voyage of Realization and Reconciliation

A Dinner, Movie and Discussion Experience

Facilitated by Constance and Dain Perry
This session meets and exceed requirements for an inclusivity / diversity credit.

Please join us for this very special opportunity to share dinner, watch “Traces of the Trade” movie and have a discussion on reconciliation, race and healing.    

“By creating an atmosphere of safety and openness, the Perry’s cut through
the fears (of judgment, of giving offense, of being misunderstood) that
often inhibit discussions of race.”

Traces of the Trade

A Voyage of Realization and Reconciliation

A documentary film that unearths a hidden legacy of slavery in America. Traces of the Trade: A Story From The Deep North was one of the few documentaries chosen from 953 submissions to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival.  It traces a journey by Katrina Browne, the filmmaker, and nine of her cousins into the dark past of the slave trade which enriched their white New England family.   

Dain Perry, one of the nine cousins, and his wife, Constance,  screen the film and facilitate a conversation on race, reconciliation and healing. Traces of the Trade is both a geographical and psychological retracing of the industry of the largest slave traders in American history, the DeWolf family of Bristol, Rhode Island, and an exploration into racism in America, a legacy of slavery that continues to tragically impact the country even today.

For generations the family’s past has been hidden from view, but a group of descendants decided to retrace the Triangle Trade, from Bristol, Rhode Island, to Ghana, where they visited centuries old slave forts and dungeons and talked with African-Americans on their own homecoming pilgrimage, to the ruins of a family-owned sugar cane plantation in Cuba.  Each encounter on their journey leaves family members shaken with new insights.  Along the way many myths are debunked and new questions pondered.  A primary debunked myth is that the North was the center of the abolition movement and had little to do with slavery. The fact is that the North was the center of the US slave trade, and the ownership of slaves in the North was not only common but it lasted for over 200 years. 

The film was shown on the PBS series Point of View (POV), won the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for historical research. 

It was greeted with excellent reviews.  Variety called it “a courageous scab-ripper of a tale.”  The Black Notes blog of the Providence Black Repertory Company praised the “complicated moral circumstances” and concluded, “it is a must-see.”  Sundance’s Geoffrey Gilmore said the film “makes a potent statement about privilege and responsibility.”  In a review Kirk Honeywell, of the Hollywood Reporter, said, the “clear-headed film represents an intense and searing call for national dialogue.” 

Dain and his wife Constance are experienced facilitators who will help audience members discuss the lessons of the film.  They have conducted over 500 screenings and facilitated conversations in over 200 cities and towns across the country, and overseas in Ghana and Australia. One family member said the most surprising question was whether Constance, who is a descendant of enslaved people, knew about Dain’s family history before she married him.  The answer: yes.  Now she and her husband travel across the country as a team to screen the film and encourage group discussion of the legacy of slavery. 

Dain Perry says the Episcopal Church shares responsibility for the perpetuation of the slave trade by condoning slavery while it was the dominant denomination in early America.  The family has a long connection with the church.  At least three descendants of the DeWolf’s were Episcopal bishops, and James DeWolf Perry, Dain’s grandfather, was Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the 1930’s, and many more have been Episcopal priests.  The Anti-Racism Committee of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church has endorsed the work of the Perrys.

It is a “deeply moving story, amazingly told,” the Episcopal Bishop of Utah, Carolyn Tanner Irish, has said.  “This film opens a door to an authentic way for people of faith — indeed everyone — to walk in repentance, reconciliation, and healing of the horrors of slavery so deeply embedded in our culture and in our souls.”

ABOUT CONSTANCE PERRY

Constance Perry grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. For more than twenty years, she managed, designed and implemented programs for at-risk youth and adults at the municipal, state and national level. Constance was a self-employed national consultant for twelve years specializing in training, facilitation and on-site consultation services to community organizations.  She and her husband Dain travel the country screening
Traces of the Trade and facilitating conversations on racial reconciliation.

ABOUT DAIN PERRY

Dain Perry grew up in Charleston, SC. He and his wife Constance travel the country screening Traces of the Trade and facilitating conversations on racial reconciliation. Dain served 30 years in the financial services industry in Boston. Previously he served as deputy director of the Massachusetts Council on Crime and Correction and Acting Director of the Crime and Justice Foundation, non-profit organizations which promoted reform in the criminal justice system.

Viewer Testimonials

“Dain and Constance brought the discourse to a gut level, while at the same time affirming everyone’s reactions as perfectly and equally valid.”

“Many people came with fear that we were just going to stir up guilt and deal with this issue on a superficial level and discovered that it moved the conversation deeper and helped people get in touch with each other’s stories and became a healing, liberating experience.”

“Programs like yesterday’s give me hope that the racial divide will lessen.”

“In an environment free of blame and shame, those in attendance deeply listened and honored the experience of others and that produced subtle but remarkable shifts in awareness of the pain experienced by people on both sides of the racial divide.”

“When I got up and talked about my experience with racism it really helped. I had never talked about the situation with anyone, not even my family.”

“The film was wonderful and I so respect the participants’ courage and honesty. I’ve received very positive feedback about both the film and your facilitation.”

“The folks…talked about how important the screenings of the film were for them, and how that changed hearts in the way that traditional “training” could not. What a blessing.”

“The way you got us focused on talking about racism in our country in today’s world rather than comments and questions on the events from the past was brilliant, for, after all, that is the point of what you are doing.”

“I was particularly struck by how skillfully you helped create a safe space for people to speak. I also noticed how you keep conversation going, while still taking moments to insert your own observations from time to time, but without derailing the energy within the group.”

“Leadership like yours gives people permission to be honest, to risk vulnerability, to venture less-than-perfect responses …”


Important Information About the Fall Conference

Schedule of Activities for
Thursday, September 26th

8:00 AM

Prayer & Meditation

Prayer and meditation are foundational to Unity, and our conference reflects that focus.

Important Information About the Fall Conference

The Hotel Hershey

Register by August 8, 2024 for Eastern Region Group Rate

The Hotel Hershey is a four star hotel with a world class spa.

Your room reservation also includes a free pass to the Hershey Gardens and the Chocolate Museum and access to 2 world class golf courses. Note: Please register prior to August 8 as we cannot guarantee our very special rates and availability after that date.

The Hotel Hershey® is one of the best places to stay in PA, offering single and double rooms complete with full-service amenities including room service and 5 restaurants. Outside, take in the breathtaking views of the iconic Pennsylvania destination, sitting atop the hillside, overlooking the stunning Hershey valley. As a historic hotel and a recipient of the Forbes Four Star award, The Hotel Hershey has the perfect accommodations for our 2024 Fall Conference.

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Book Your Spa Appointment Today!

Please book your appointment prior to your stay, as the spa appointments tend to fill up very quickly.

Relax & Rejuvenate in Sweet Luxury

Experience deep relaxation, ease away stress and tension, rebalance, restore and reconnect with our chocolate inspired collection of spa treatments and services, including the Whipped Cocoa Bath, Cocoa Facial, Chocolate Fondue Body Wrap, Chocolate Body Scrub, and Cocoa Massage.

Please make your appointments with the spa prior to your arrival as they do book up ahead of time.

Janie Womack & Jody Echterling

Conference Musicians

Janie Womack and Jody Echterling have been singing together for almost 10 years. Janie, singer/songwriter/guitarist, and Jody, singer/drummer/percussionist, have both been making music since they were children and love performing. Jody got her start as a rock drummer, playing in several different bands; Janie’s been a part of several acoustic projects over the years. Now, they’ve joined forces to make some really sweet sounds! Their repertoire includes originals, country, ballads, folk, Americana, blues, and even old standards – “music of many colors”! They both enjoy the exchange between artist and audience and making people happy with their music. They also perform as a trio along with Kristen Zellner, called Shoot the Moon.

Janie has served as Music Director for Unity of Palmyra for a number of years, and she and Jody are the core of the church’s music team.

Musical Media

2024 IN-PERSON CONFERENCE
REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Online registration deadline is September 2, 2024. You can register for selected events or the full conference package here. Please contact us with any questions regarding the 2024 In-Person Fall Conference!

No refunds after September 25th

Important Information About the Fall Conference