Veterans of the Cross

Veterans of the Cross Retreat  •  March 6 – 8, 2023

St. Stephen Christian Retreat Center
Titusville, Florida

Registration is now closed.
Contact Kathy Keene with questions.

Cost Details
Two nights, 6 meals
$425 per couple
$275 per person
$65 for commuter*
*includes lunch, dinner, and breaks

Keynote • The Rev. Dr. David Benke
Bible Study Leader • Rev. Dr. Anthony Steinbronn
University Guest • Rev. Don Christian
Proclaimer • Rev. James H. Rockey

All retired church workers (professional & lay) and their spouses are invited to attend. As the Keynote Speaker, we are honored to have Rev. Dr. David Benke, former Atlantic District President and a man with lots of experience with gaps and how to bridge them. Rev. Dr. Anthony Steinbronn, Emeritus New Jersey District President as Bible Study Leader, University Guest, Rev. Don Christian, President of Concordia University Texas and Proclaimer, Rev. James H. Rockey, President of the Florida-Georgia District.

Mind the Gap • attendees will explore how Christ has made us aware of the gaps in our lives and has called us to follow Him in bridging them. Every change creates a gap between what was and what is, between what is left behind and what is taken up. Christ has led the way across the gap from death to life (John 5:24), and we follow Him with the cross lifted high.

The Veterans of the Cross Retreat is moving to St. Stephen Christian Retreat and Conference Center in Titusville, FL. The good sisters of the Coptic Orthodox Church have renovated a motel to make it a great place to gather, renew friendships and make new friends.

The Retreat Center has upgraded rooms, better meeting facilities, and access to several local attractions that will provide participants with places to explore. It is also handicapped-accessible. The Kennedy Space Center is right across the river! A launch is NOT guaranteed, but if one is scheduled, those at the retreat will have a front-row seat.

Contact Rev. Bob Steinke, Event Chair, or Kathy Keene, District Office, for more information or questions.