Journey Toward Wholeness Homecoming Retreat

with Valerie Brown and John Baird

The four-part Courage & Renewal® series of retreats, Journey Toward Wholeness, has been offered at Pendle Hill every year since 2010. It has helped shape the lives of hundreds of retreatants. Hundreds of others have engaged in Courage & Renewal® retreats and are eager to engage more deeply. We invite all Journey Toward Wholeness alumni and all who have participated in Courage & Renewal® Retreats to Pendle Hill, where Parker Palmer’s journey toward transformation and wholeness was catalyzed. There, you will have opportunities to:

– Refresh and renew your life and work;

– Practice and refresh skills of deep listening, asking open questions;

– Explore the Seeds of the True Self and what that means for you in your work and life;

– Explore the Wisdom of Paradox;

– Reconnect with a like-minded community of of seekers;

– Understand your underlying patterns; and

– Align your ‘soul with role.’

About the Venue:

Pendle Hill is Quaker, retreat and educational conference center, and community, situated on 24-bucolic acres just outside Philadelphia that is dedicated to fostering peace and social justice through transforming lives.

Meet the Teachers:

Valerie Brown is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal. A consultant and principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in leadership and mindfulness training, Valerie is a popular coach, retreat and pilgrimage leader, and author. She has written four Pendle Hill pamphlets, the latest of which is Coming to Light: Cultivating Spiritual Discernment through the Quaker Clearness Committees. Her most recent book is The Mindful School Leader. For more information about Valerie, visit

John Baird is a Courage and Renewal® Facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage and Renewal. John has been a teacher and leader in Friends education for more than 35 years. He has facilitated retreats in schools, meetings, and Quaker conference centers, developed reflective practices, mentored and nurtured leaders, and helped individuals and groups to discern and respond to their sense of vocation. He is a member of Durham, NC Monthly Meeting, has a degree in Religious Studies, and enjoys, writing, painting, singing, and walking in nature.





Mar 06 - 08 2020


All Day


$495/private room; $435/shared room; $300/commuter. *Financial assistance available.

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Pendle Hill
338 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford, PA 19086