Clergy Retreat

Monday, September 30, 2019, 5:00 pm to Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 1:30 pm

This year's clergy retreat will be at the Bishop's Ranch starting 5 p.m. on Monday, September 30 to Wednesday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m. 

Please join us for this year’s clergy retreat at the Bishop’s Ranch. Please note that housing sign ups are broken down by building. We have a new pricing structure due to the pricing changes at Bishop’s Ranch. Please note all the possible housing choices, all with subsidized pricing for clergy. Even with the subsidized prices, we wish all clergy to be able to participate so please contact Amy Cook ( if you need a scholarship. We encourage clergy to contact each other about sharing rooms before you register so that you have the needed information.

Check-in opens at 3 p.m. on Monday and will be located at the Graupner Room attached to Webb Lodge.

Love Bade Me Welcome

with the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold

former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

We are living in a chaotic and polarized world and are assaulted by “information” from all directions. Our retreat will explore how we are to find our bearings and draw strength and hope from the Great Mystery we are called to proclaim not only with our lips, but in our lives.

Register here:

About the Retreat Leader

Frank Tracy Griswold served as the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1998-2006.  Before becoming Presiding Bishop, Bishop Griswold was Bishop of Chicago (1987-1997) and Bishop Coadjutor of Chicago (1985-1987). He was ordained to the priesthood in 1963 and served three parishes in the Diocese of Pennsylvania before being elected bishop.

He was educated at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. and earned an A.B. in English literature at Harvard College (1959). He attended the General Theological Seminary and earned his B.A. and M.A. in theology at Oriel College, Oxford University (1962, 1966). He has received honorary degrees from the General Theological Seminary, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Nashotah House, Sewanee, Berkeley Divinity School, Virginia Theological Seminary, Episcopal Divinity School, Seminary of the Southwest and Rikkyo University in Tokyo.

Bishop Griswold served as co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission and on national and international liturgical and ecumenical/interfaith commissions and institutes.

Bishop Griswold continues a ministry of teaching, preaching, writing, lecturing and leading retreats, nationally and internationally, drawing on a broad range of spiritual traditions. He has served as a visiting professor in seminaries and universities in South Korea, Cuba and Japan, as well as at the Episcopal Divinity School and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Virginia Theological Seminary and Seabury-Western. He also serves as Episcopal Visitor to the Society of St. John the Evangelist. 

His books include Going Home (Cowley Publications Cloister Book) Praying our Days: A guide and companion (Church Publishing Group) and Tracking Down the Holy Ghost (Church Publishing Group).  He describes himself as an inveterate seeker who is both spiritual and religious.

Bishop Griswold and his wife, Phoebe Wetzel Griswold, live in Philadelphia.


Futher helpful information for Clergy Retreat 2019

Some links to help guide and orient you to the Bishop’s Ranch:

The retreat dress code is casual and comfortable, and we encourage you to bring swimming or other sports gear if you’d like to play outdoors during free time on Tuesday afternoon.

Amy Cook


Bishop's Ranch
5297 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 96448