Annual Womens' Retreat

women in shrineFaithful women disciples loved and followed Jesus when he first lived on earth. Faithful women love and follow him still. Through visual art, poetry, journaling, song, prayer and other kinds of play we will explore their stories and our own as we grow deeper in community with Jesus and with one another.


The Facilitator:

SusaGoff for wrn Goff is Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. She has been “leading from the second chair” since 2012. She oversees multicultural and ethnic-specific ministries, mission congregations and mission, outreach and diversity. In addition to her work in the diocese.  Bishop Susan is licensed as a visiting bishop in our companion Diocese of Liverpool in England. She also represents The Episcopal Church in relationships with the anglican Church in Central America (IARCA).

Since she was ordained in 1980, Bishop Susan has ministered in the Diocese of Virginia. She began her service as a school Chaplain, first at St. Margaret’s in Tappahannock, then at St. Catherine’s in Richmond. From there she was called to be Rector of Emmanuel, Old Church, and later as Rector of St. Christopher’s, Springfield. She became Canon to the Ordinary in 2010, and from that position she was elected bishop.

Bishop Susan received her Master of Divinity degree with distinction from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from Douglass College (Rutgers University) in New Jersey. While a seminarian, she directed Eagle’s Nest Camp, the summer camp of the Diocese of Newark. During a twoyear leave of absence from seminary, she lived and worked among Arapaho people on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

Bishop Susan is a visual artist who creates mixed media canvasses and sculptures that include found objects. She and her husband, the Rev. Tom Holliday, share their colorful, art-filled home in Richmond, Virginia, with their Chihuahua, Georgia, and their Amazon parrot, Jasper.

Please register by using the form attached below.

Rates (per person and include lodging, meals and fees)

Double Occupancy: $240 per person
Single Occupancy:$270 per person

For more information contact Guest Services.

Event Details

Event Date 06-01-2018
Event End Date 06-03-2018
Capacity 25
Available place 8
Shrine Mont
217 Shrine Mont Circle Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
Shrine Mont
Attachment womens_retreat_2018_registration.pdf