2014 Persons In Ministry (PIM) Retreat

​Please mark your calendars for the 2014 Persons In Ministry Retreat, September 15-17th at
The Resort at Port Arrowhead, 3080 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049.


If you are a lay person, please encourage your church to send your pastor to the PIM Retreat.  Not only will it be beneficial to your pastor, but the energy, ideas and renewed vitality he/she will bring back to your church is immeasurable.  The other exciting addition to this year's PIM retreat is your attendance of the entire retreat will qualify as a required boundary training session.  This applies for both DOC and UCC participants.  This opportunity is available to all authorized ministers who have previously completed the basic boundary training course


To see a full color brochure of event, complete with schedule click here.


The 2014 PIM Retreat cost is $125 per person, which includes 3 meals and all program materials.  Registering and sending payment is easy:

  1. Please click here for the registration form, which can be filled out online and then emailed to Renee at the Conference office. 

  2. Or you may print the above form and snail mail it to the MMS Conference with a check.

  3. To pay with a credit card online via our MMS website, click here and scroll down to Registrations.

  4. Please mail all checks and/or registration forms to the Conference office with PIM written in the memo line:  MMSUCC, 483 E. Lockwood Ave, Ste. 15, St. Louis, MO 63119

However you choose to pay, each person attending must send a completed registration form to our Conference office so we have accurate counts for meals/materials. 


All hotel reservations must be made directly with The Resort at

Port Arrowhead by calling 800-532-3575 or 573-365-233

Be sure to mention the code UCC14 to the reservationist

to recieve the discount price of $88 per night for Sunday,

Monday and Tuesday. The daily room price does not

include some taxes.

The theme of the retreat is "Who Do You Say That I Am?  Really?:  Authenticity and Vulnerability in Ministry" and will be led by Rev. Dani Loving Cartwright, former DOC Regional Minister and local pastor, currently working with the National Benevolent Association, and Rev. Holly MillerShank, Team Leader of Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA) Local Church Ministries UCC.  


Based on Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you", PIM retreat participants will enjoy leisure time as well as panel conversations, small groups and time for personal reflection.  Together and separately you will contemplate questions of inward and outward identity while serving in a ministerial role. 


It promises to be an uplifting, inspirational and truly spiritual event. 


We hope to see you at the 2014 PIM Retreat! 

Rev. Dani Loving Cartwright, PIM Leader

Rev. Holly MillerShank, PIM Leader