Ohio Conference is planning a Women in Leadership Retreat to be held Feb. 2-3, 2024. The retreat will be held at a new location in northwest Ohio, the Lial Renewal Center in Whitehouse.

The intent of this retreat is to encourage women in current church leadership as well as to tap and encourage all women with leadership gifts, not just women pastors.

The retreat theme will be “Finding Your Voice,” with an emphasis on learning how to speak and lead in a way that is authentically oneself.

This overnight retreat will be led by Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, dean of lifelong learning and DMin program director at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.

Retreat planners are encouraging each Ohio Conference congregation to send at least one woman to this retreat. More information and online registration will be available later this fall.