Summer Retreat, Saturday, July 10, 2021


Summer Retreat

Happy Summer!
Need a day away for rejuvenation?
Join us for our Summer “Soulcare” Retreat where we will learn practical strategies for nurturing our souls!
Day retreat program includes smaland three interactive workshops.

When: Sat, July 10 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm (PST)

Where: Virtual Zoom (link provided after registration)

Registration is now closed but to purchase digital access to retreat workshops along with materials click here to pay securely with PayPal

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 Morning Workshops

Workshop #1: Exploring the Triad Of SoulCare

In this workshop, participants will explore the body, mind and soul connection and how this triad can shape our daily soul care practices. 

Presenter: Dr. Ana Mena, Psychologist, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services


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Dr. Ana Mena holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California-State Bakersfield and received her Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.


Dr. Mena is a licensed clinical psychologist who currently works as the Behavioral Unit Supervisor for Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services in Bakersfield.  Ana is  passionate about the intersection of mental health and faith and her biggest aspiration is to serve her community with her God-given knowledge and skills. She currently resides in Bakersfield, Ca. with her husband Elias and their two beautiful children, Eliana & Gabriel.
Workshop #2: Exploring the SoulCare Connection

 In this workshop, participants will learn and practice strategies and exercises to better implement regular soul care practices.   

Presenter: Yolanda “Yo”Miller, SoulCare Coach, Fuller Theological Seminary

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Yolanda Miller (also known as Yo), a SoCal native, currently works with leading spiritual formation groups for students in Vocation Formation Groups and Apprenticeship Groups at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, as well as groups for those in the marketplace who are curious about exploring God’s calling through Fuller’s De Pree Center for Leadership. She is currently working on her spiritual direction certification with Sisters of St. Joseph in Orange. The common thread through all of these is a passion for helping people discover their identity in Christ, what they were created to do with their life, and a deeper intimacy with their Creator.


Before and after graduating from Fuller with a M.A. in Theology and Youth Ministry in 2000, Yolanda worked in professional youth ministry before ‘retiring’ to answer the call to be stay-at-home parent to two kids, along with her husband Jim, in Glendora, CA. She enjoys gardening, writing, traveling (mostly in her mind, during the pandemic), laughing (often at herself) with others, and eating really amazing food (preferably that she didn’t have to cook herself). 

General Session: Exploring the Myths of SoulCare

What obstacles have prevented you from taking care of your soul? In this general session, all participants will explore the myths of soul care and identify the blocks to implementing regular soul-care practices. 

Presenter: Kathy Young Deegan, Founder/Director, Be Well Resources