POAMN is thrilled to offer this retreat at a significantly discounted rate! Your conference registration includes lodging, meals and retreat programming. Pastors, educators, volunteers and all of those that work with and among older adults are encouraged to attend this retreat.

  • Need a change of scenery?
  • Come hear the Good News!
  • Live in Hope!
  • Connect!
  • Love to Work with Older Adults?
  • This is the retreat for you!
  • All meals included
  • Single rooms $300 per person before October 15
  • Double rooms $200 per person before October 15
  • Commuters $150
  • Discounted rates for POAMN or other Christian Formation Collective members (APCE, UKirk, PCCCA, PYWA).

November 9-12, 2022, at Ferncliff Camp & Conference Center


This retreat offered in partnership with the Office of Christian Formation of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.


Joyce MacKichan Walker retired in 2018 after thirty years of ministry at the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton NJ as Minister of Education and Mission and Director of Christian Education. She is a 1979 graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Richmond VA, a Certified Christian Educator since 1983, and a Minister of Word and Sacrament since 2007. Her first love is teaching, which she actively practices as instructor of Certification classes for Christian educators and for Older Adult Ministry, Adjunct Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, and as a keynote speaker and workshop leader. In addition to co-writing two books and a multitude of leader’s guides, her recent writing projects include articles for Presbyterian Women’s Horizons magazine, the APCE Advocate, hope4ce.net, and the theology module team for the Opening Doors to Discipleship project (odtd.net).


If you are flying, the closest airport to Ferncliff is Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (Little Rock) and is about 22 miles (or 30 minutes) away.  We have made arrangements with Ferncliff to use their van for transportation from and back to the airport for $40 round trip per person.


all times are Central Standard Time

  • 4:00 pm (CST): Arrival & Check-in Begins
  • 6:00 pm (CST): Dinner
  • 7:30 pm (CST): Welcome & Hospitality Time
  • 8:30 pm (CST): Vespers
  • 8:00 am (CST): Breakfast
  • 9:00 am (CST): Worship
  • 10:00 am (CST): Large Group – Hear the Good News!
  • 11:00 am (CST) Break
  • 11:15 am (CST): Small Group Conversation Circle
  • 12:00 pm (CST): Lunch
  • 1:00 pm (CST): Exploring Ferncliff
  • 4:00 pm (CST): Large Group – Live Into Hope!
  • 6:00 pm (CST): Dinner
  • 7:00 pm (CST): Fun & Games
  • 8:30 pm (CST): Vespers
  • 8:00 am (CST): Breakfast
  • 9:00 am (CST): Morning Prayer
  • 9:30 am (CST): Large Group – Connect!
  • 10:30 am (CST) Break
  • 10:45 am (CST): Small Group Conversation Circle
  • 12:00 pm (CST): Lunch
  • 1:00 pm (CST): Spiritual Practices Time on Your Own
  • 2:30 pm (CST): Large Group – Imagine with the Spirit!
  • 4:00 pm (CST): Sharing Ideas
  • 6:00 pm (CST): Dinner
  • 7:00 pm (CST): Fun & Games
  • 8:00 pm (CST): Campfire & Vespers
  • 8:00 am (CST): Breakfast
  • 9:30 am (CST): Closing Worship with Communion
  • 11:00 am (CST) Check-out & Departure

To register and pay by check download the registration form HERE