Adult Conferences & Retreats

Transforming lives through engaging conferences


For 90+ years, Kanuga has sponsored conferences and retreats that provide enlightening, restful and transforming experiences. Our goal is to offer a peaceful place for you to focus on your relationship with the Holy and return home with renewed energy to reveal God’s grace to the world. With many Kanuga-sponsored adult conferences offered each year, our hope is you’ll find one that resonates with you.


Knitting & Quilting

Crafters of every experience level work on a project of their choosing and learn new knitting and quilting techniques.

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Iconography with Suzanne Schleck

Explore the gospel in line and color. During this week of art and prayer, participants paint an icon using gold leaf and egg tempera on gessoed boards, led by instructor Suzanne Schleck.

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Musicians’ Retreat

The Musicians’ Retreat at Kanuga is a gathering of music leaders from around the country. It is a time set aside for church musicians to rest and renew in a community of supportive peers who understand the unique challenges of this vocation. Come for collaborative worship, sharing of ideas, resources and best practices, peer-led discussions, jam-sessions, and emerge with a clarified, hopeful vision of a church renewed through your ministry.

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Summer Dream & Spirituality Conference

Sophia, Mother Earth, Mary the Mother of God, Quan Yin, The Great Mother – these and many more are names for the Divine Feminine. The need for healing, compassion, connection, unity, balance, and empathy are bringing many of us to seek solace and wisdom from the Feminine Divine. Mirabai’s book Wild Mercy shares her own story and stories from the women mystics to give us access to this eternal and treasured source of knowledge and comfort.

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Kanuga Christian Formation

Strengthen your spiritual relationships with God, yourself, others, and the natural world at Kanuga’s longest-running conference.

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Recharge spiritually with friends and family during a week of powerful worship, teaching, and healing.

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Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison

Teresa Harrison instructs attendees in the ancient art of icon writing, inspiring reflection and meditation. Beginners and experienced iconographers welcome.

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Nuevo Amanecer

The Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries and Kanuga partner in offering the biannual Nuevo Amanecer conference for those who are already involved in Latino Ministry as well as those interested in becoming involved. The conference brings together many successful and dynamic leaders involved in Latino ministries and offers workshops that provide training that can be implemented in any parish. Keynote speakers offer inspiration.

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For more information, please contact Executive VP for Mission, Jimmy Haden: