Partners in Spirit

a retreat for young adults and aspiring mentors seeking to
journey into the heart of the Quaker movement together
February 15-18, 2019 (Friday to Monday)


Partners in Spirit is a multi-generational retreat partnering two cohorts: emerging adults (ages 18-25) seeking to strengthen their understanding and experience of Quaker spiritual practices as well as more experienced Friends seeking to grow in their gifts as mentors and spiritual nurturers.

This retreat is designed to foster cross-generational spiritual friendships through unpacking Quaker tradition, sharing in spiritual practices, and dismantling barriers to meaningful mentoring relationships. Participants will leave energized and prepared for the next step on their spiritual journey, with greater clarity of its connection to the larger Quaker movement.

Hilary Burgin and Nia Thomas will be joined by guest teacher Kristina Keefe-Perry.

Hilary Burgin
is the incoming Executive Director of Quaker Voluntary Service and previously served as the  Young Adult Engagement Coordinator for New England Yearly Meeting.
Nia Thomas serves as the Young Friends (high school) and Young Adult Friends Coordinator for New England Yearly Meeting.
Together, Nia and Hilary work to grow the Quaker movement and support the spiritual growth of Friends in the young adult life-stage.

Kristina Keefe-Perry
is the mother of a third grader, an avid cyclist, and a member of Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting, NEYM. Kristina carries a minute of release from Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting in support of a leading for the nurture and growth of accessible, teaching, open and affirming, Christian, Quaker experiences of worship and connection.

Sliding scale cost of $50-$310 includes program, meals  and accommodation from Friday evening through Monday lunch.

Please fill in the form at the appropriate link below BY DECEMBER 10, 2018.
We will notify you by December 17th with the status of your application.

If you are an aspiring mentor, please fill out the application here.

If you are an emerging adult (18-25), please fill out the application here.