All women of the church are invited to attend this retreat on growing deep and wide in our faith and relationships. Our keynote speaker will be Natarsha Sanders, and her scripture focus will be from Luke 13:19. This scripture takes us through the movement of growth and its benefits in one sentence: Growth, Rest, Sacred, Hope.
Registration is required and limited. The deadline for registration is October 10th or until spots fill up.
Natarsha Sanders is a preacher, teacher and certified life coach who centers her work on the intersections between wholeness, education, and racial justice. Through her teaching and preaching she uses antiracist education to counter exclusionist systems.
For 11 years, Natarsha worked as an educator in the state of North Carolina and three years as a district administrator. She has led staff training on racial identity and served as camp chaplain for John Knox Ranch in Fischer, Texas, and served as the keynote speaker for the Mo-Ranch Presbyterian Assembly’s Multicultural Youth Conference in Hunt, Texas. She also serves regularly as a speaker for chapel services for Mo-Ranch. Natarsha serves on the Network for Dismantling Racism in the Synod of the Sun and helped produce the PCUSA Week of Action in August 2021.
Presently, Natarsha serves as Executive Director of Centering the Sacred, LLC, a platform where she, along with her spouse, Lorenzo Antonio Watson, share stories of their own faith journey experiences, while at the same time providing resources for others. In addition, she is part of the 2021-22 Collegeville Institute Emerging Writers Cohort and writes a monthly column for the Kerrville Daily Times, in Kerrville, Texas, entitled “A Daring Dialogue.”
Natarsha holds a BA from Hollins University, an MA in Education from North Carolina Central University, and is pursuing a Doctor of Educational Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary.
She resides in Kerrville with her spouse of 17 years, Lorenzo.