Palmer Men's Retreat 2023
February 10-12, 2023
Registration now open for the 2023 Palmer Men's Retreat at Camp Allen! Fill out the form below to register
Palmer’s annual Men’s Retreat will take place in Navasota at Camp Allen (the camp and conference center for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas) in the New Year from Friday evening, February 10, through Sunday morning, February 12. Our guest retreat leader will be the gracious, funny, wise, and insightful Very Rev’d Sam Candler, who is Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Georgia. As he said in an interview a few years ago: I appreciate the presence of God in silence and in the outdoors. I grew up on a farm, so I still appreciate being outside. To me, there’s something about the early morning darkness that speaks of God’s power.
Charles Murphy, our musician for the weekend, is a singer/songwriter raised in Alabama and currently living in Chicago. Charles has played in several Chicago venues with the folk duo, Duck and Goose, as well as with the band, The Diving Bell. He is currently the director of the Chapel Music Team at First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville, IL as well as music leader for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan. A trained leader with Music that Makes Community, he loves the sound of a group of people singing more than just about anything, and believes that everyone is a musician, the only question being whether or not they share their songs.