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October 8-10, 2023*

*With a new option for personal retreat add-on time (with no attendance expectations for rostered leaders):

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8
Stay at Arrowwood for your own retreat time! Come on your own or bring your family. This add-on is entirely unstructured.

New location:
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
1405 U. S. Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA

Registration will open mid-August.

  • Active pastors and deacons are expected to attend. If you are an active rostered leader in this synod and cannot attend, please contact Bishop Hassanally between September 1-15 to discuss. Other synod ministry leaders* and retired rostered leaders are welcome to attend. (*Ministry leaders can include SAMs, TEEMs, and worship and faith formation professionals.)
  • Registration cost: TBA


You are responsible for lodging, which is not included in event registration. There are rooms reserved for this event at a special rate. Additional details will be available closer to the event.

*The special rate will stay the same for the add-on retreat option Friday-Sunday!


Arrowwood (and all of Okoboji!) have plenty of amenities for you to enjoy during your personal retreat, including:

It will be October, so pay attention to the forecast and plan accordingly! 

More information will be available as the event approaches!