Oct 11 - 13 2021


Eastern Time
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Emmaus Fellows Retreat – October 2021

WHEN: Oct 11-13, 2021
Arrive any time after 1pm on Monday to register and settle in to your room. We will gather as a community at 3 PM. The retreat ends at 1 PM on Wednesday after lunch.

WHERE: Miramar Retreat Center – 121 Parks St, Duxbury, MA 02332. Duxbury is located approximately 1 hour south of Boston.

THEME: Abiding in Christ.

To abide in Christ is to be home. We will settle in together, at home in Jesus by the Holy Spirit, in various ways – drawing from Scripture, creating art, being together, in silence, walking on the beach, listening and attending to what the Holy Spirit is doing in and around us.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Private room for two nights (all meals and program costs are included)

RETREAT FORMAT: The retreat will be structured like the Emmaus retreat, with state of soul sharing as we begin, teaching and discussion times, silent reflection, small listening groups, prayerful artistic expression, fellowship over meals, corporate worship and optional spiritual direction.

Early Registration (by September 30, 2021): $375
Regular Registration (October 1, 2021, and afterwards): $395

Early-Bird Registration payments are due by Monday, September 30, 2021. Please contact Liz with payment related questions at

* Charges are per person, single occupancy. This covers accommodation, retreat program, and all meals.

** Space is limited to 15 per retreat.

*** Covid-19 Policy

Please e-mail Jeremy Stefano at with any questions or to be included in a waiting list if the retreat is full.


Jeremy Stefano
Suz Skinner

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Jeremy Stefano

Director of Emmaus, Director of Abide, & Minister of Spiritual Formation

Jeremy offers spiritual direction, leads retreats, teaches on spiritual formation topics and serves as the director of Emmaus, a Certificate Program in Formational Leadership, and Abide, a Certificate Program in Spiritual Formation. He also works with students of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary at the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building. The heartbeat of Jeremy’s calling is to encourage Christian leaders in the cultivation of their relationship with God. He has served various churches as pastor and interim pastor. He and Bethany, his wife of 35 years, have been blessed with eight children and five grandchildren. They make their home in Massachusetts. He has a Licentiate in Theology from the Cape Town Baptist Seminary in South Africa, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Regent College in Canada and a D.Min. in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Portland Seminary in Portland, OR. “Friendships have been a source of grace in my life. It is a gift to serve in LTI alongside those who value the priority of rich and enduring relationships with each other.

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Suz Skinner

Suz Skinner

Emmaus Faculty, Abide Faculty, & Spiritual Formation Associate

Suz received her degree in Art Education from Pennsylvania State University, received theological education from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary through CCO and IVCF campus ministries, and completed the Selah Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction. After serving in campus ministry, Suz has also served on church staff teams, in both youth ministry and adult discipleship ministry. In addition, Suz has worked as a visual arts instructor, for over two decades. Currently, Suz serves LTI at the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and on the faculty team for the Emmaus: Certificate in Formational Leadership. As both an artist and a spiritual director, Suz offers creative soul care and spiritual direction in her art studio. Five clever grandkids, along with their loving parents, continually bless Suz and her husband, Joel. Suz loves to fill her kitchen with friends and good conversation and is always refreshed by an oceanside walk. “God continues to use the grace-filled people and the attentive spaciousness of LTI to shape me for Christ’s Kingdom.

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Mitzi Mak

Selah-West Faculty

Mitzi started her professional life as a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband Jerry then served cross-culturally for ten+ years, living abroad first in India and then Kurdistan, N. Iraq. In addition to being a Spiritual Director, she now serves as a Formation and Care pastor in her local church in Houston, TX. She has graduated from LTI’s Selah Spiritual Direction training as well as LTI’s Emmaus Formational Leadership Program.

Mitzi enjoys engaging conversation, reading fiction, doing jigsaw/crossword puzzles, ocean gazing and exploring the world with Jerry through food and travel.

God has two main callings in Mitzi’s life: to care for those who care for others and to be a guide in helping others have a healthy relationship with the Trinity – recognizing God’s loving presence and activity in their lives and how to faithfully respond.

Selah was a transformative experience for me – allowing the contemplative within to emerge and to beautifully co-exist with my extraverted personality.