Summer Retreat, Sunday, July 24, 2022

Summer Retreat

Need a day away for play? Want to learn how play can become a soul practice? 

Join us Sunday, July 24 from 2-5:30 PST via Zoom for our Summer Retreat, PLAY!

Registration includes materials, 3 workshops and small groups!

Registration for our Summer Retreat is now closed. Please contact to reserve your seat. 

General Session: Identifying the Myths  & Obstacles to Play

What myths and obstacles are standing in the way of creating spaces for play?  In this general session, all participants will identify the lies and myths in order to cultivate play

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

Co-Founder, Director

Workshop #1: “Play it Again,” Music for Soul Care

In this workshop, participants will learn practical strategies for utilizing music in their soul care practices.

Presenter: Michelle Rhea Goddard, Singer, Songwriter


After working for several years fighting injustice to ensure that all groups have equal and fair access to opportunities within tech, Michelle Rhea Goddard left Silicon Valley for Nashville to pursue singing, songwriting and producing music. With a dream in her heart to share songs that inspire, heal and empower, she established God’s Voice LLC to distribute music that connects her listeners to life’s journey of love and transformation. 

As a singer-songwriter, recording label and publishing entity entrepreneur in Nashville, Michelle has a passion for singing and connecting with audiences through the word.  Her music reflects the understanding that while we all live a distinctly human experience, our individual stories have intersections that are undeniable.

Workshop #2: Discovering Play as a Soul Practice 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create spaces and spiritual practices around play. 

Presenter: Chaplain Kevin Deegan, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center



Originally from Miami, Florida, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in 2004   to pursue his acting career. Knowing that acting was not his only ‘calling’ he enrolled at CalState LA and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy which eventually led to a Master’s of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Kevin’s desire to minister in non-traditional settings led to his enrollment in the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Providence St. Joseph in Burbank. There he had the privilege of working with the Inpatient Palliative Care Team which helped him realize his passion for serving the sick and vulnerable.

For two years Kevin worked as a chaplain for Providence TrinityCare Hospice, ministering to both families and children. Kevin joined the Spiritual Care Team at Providence Holy Cross in 2018. He is ordained with the Evangelical Church Alliance and is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.