Retreat, Lecture and Workshop Locations

Any retreat that Jake facilitates, regardless of its exact title, will engage the following concepts and practices in varying degrees: contemplation, nature walks, wholesome meals, ambient music and seasonal reflection.  He feels that each of these ingredients are crucial to creating a holistic atmosphere of physical and spiritual nourishment.


St. Joseph Renewal Center - Saint Augustine, FL

Planted in Old Town of the nation's oldest city, across from the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, is the St. Joseph Renewal Center. This serene sanctuary features a peaceful courtyard with native Florida plants and unique stained glass windows in the gathering places.

Ghost Ranch - Abiquiu, New Mexico


Situated in a stunning desert landscape, Ghost Ranch is a multi-faith and ecumenical retreat center whose natural location adds a contemplative depth to any retreats held there. The great American painter, Georgia O'keeffe, was greatly inspired by this place. 

Cobblestone Springs - Dundee, NY


Located in the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York, this Inter-faith Retreat House is open to all peoples and religious beliefs. The house is managed by two nuns from the Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester and is in beautiful country side and farmland that surrounds Seneca Lake. 

Greymoor Spiritual Life Center - Garrison, NY


The Greymoor Spiritual Life Center is in the Lower Hudson River Valley and is a part of the Greymoor Monastery of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. Built at the top of a hill, this beautiful monastic center overlooks the scenic landscape of the Hudson Valley and has many restful places to contemplate and worship.

San Pedro Retreat Center - Winter Park, FL


The San Pedro Retreat Center sits in the midst of beautiful tropical vegetation and lakefront vistas in central Florida.  It has a stunning chapel, a labyrinth, a boardwalk through the swamp, and a contemplative pier.  It hosts the well-known Roads Scholar program that offers unique courses on art, literature, and religious figures. 

Westminster - Winter Park and Orlando, FL


These two Presbyterian-based residences for seniors are located on serene lakes in Winter Park and Orlando, Florida.  

Rollins College Lifelong Learning - Winter Park, FL


In the heart of downtown Winter Park, Rollins College offers a Lifelong Learning program on its campus taught by esteemed professors and artists for local senior residents.