Upcoming Events

Creativity and Conflict:  Staying Connected with Imagination and Heart

A Retreat for Clergywomen and Women serving as Christian Educators
Retreat Leader: Rev. Sharon Edwards
November 7-9 | Heartland Conference Center, Kansas City
Cost $200 per person | Full grants are available (Contact Presbytery Office for details)

Conflict is a part of all relationships. However, we don't really like it do we?  It is possible to not only survive, but thrive through conflict!  Using our minds, bodies and spirits, we will explore: 

 

---What is going on in conflict-really 

---How we learned to deal (or not deal) with conflict

---Body Talk-the cues and gifts our bodies offer us

---Managing emotions 

---Tools for listening and speaking

 

Come prepared to laugh (really), move and create, uncovering the wisdom within us all to strengthen and deepen our relationships... and the world.

 

Peace equals the ability to handle conflict with empathy, non-violence and creativity

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Rev. Sharon H. Edwards is a Presbyterian pastor, spiritual director, retreat leader, and yoga and meditation instructor.   During the pandemic, she facilitated a PCUSA Mental Health Grant program for pastors and chaplains around embodied practices for health.  She is part of the Spiritual Integration Faculty with Companions on the Inner Way and has served as spiritual faculty on PCUSA’s Clergy Wellness Program CREDO, Summer Chaplain at Ghost Ranch Retreat and Conference Center and Workshop/Worship Leader at Synod and National Presbyterian Women events. She has a Music Therapy degree, (University of Kansas), an M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a certificate in Spiritual Direction Stillpoint Center for Christian Spirituality, and is certified in Somatic Integrative Trauma Therapy.   She is a passionate hiker, singer and dancer who enjoys time with her young adult children, Hannah and Bennett, in addition to serving as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis, Oregon.