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Presbytery Leaders Retreat

Pastors, educators, and youth workers are invited to join this retreat just for leaders. Learn to pray in new ways, dream and vision together, and enjoy just being. Enjoy presentations interspersed with time to relax with friends, new and old. The event will include conversation, contemplation, good food, and fellowship. Choose to come for each day or stay overnight (lodging is included).




Event Details

April 16-17, 2024
3 p.m. Tuesday - 3 p.m. Wednesday

Roslyn Retreat Center
8727 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23229


$60 per person
includes lodging, three meals, snacks, and coffee

Registration is closed.


For questions about this event, please contact Barbara Chalfant at (804) 262-2074 or by email.

Worship and Bible Study Leader

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Rev. Dr. Frances Taylor Gench

Frances Taylor Gench is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and was on the faculty of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg from 1986 to 1999. She served for many years as a parish associate at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Her research and teaching interests include the Gospels, women in the biblical world and feminist biblical criticism, global and intercultural perspectives on the Bible, and issues of biblical authority and interpretation.

She is the author of six books, including Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015). She also serves as the book review editor for Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology.

Frances will lead us in worship and a study of the Gospels used in the lectionary in the coming weeks.

More Information About This Event


Many of the buildings at the Roslyn Center are accessible. Learn more about the accommodations on the center's website.


Registration includes three meals and snacks. Please indicate your dietary preferences in the registration form where prompted.

For the social on Tuesday evening, participants are encouraged to bring wine and evening snacks to share.  Drinkware provided.


The Presbytery of the James posts pictures and videos of various events online and in printed materials. Please be aware that you may be photographed.


The Roslyn Center includes multiple parking lots.


Childcare is not available for this event.