A Teacher's Respite

A Busy Educator Stops To Talk With Jesus

Dear Educator, do you feel too busy to stop and talk with Jesus?

Perhaps the enemy has no more effective tool in his work against us than “busyness.” We can sense and resist frontal attacks from him, but busyness, especially the kind that comes from doing the Lord’s work, is much more subtle and therefore much more dangerous. The danger is that we spend so much time and effort doing the King’s work, we have no time for the King Himself. He grieves over our distance and longs for us to give Him our undivided attention.

That is why we have created A Teacher’s Respite, providing the space where you can stop long enough to give Him your attention and talk about things that matter to Him and to you. Surrounded by the soul-stirring beauty of Glen Eyrie, you will find the inspiration you need to rest, reflect, and restore your heart and mind so you can thrive as an educator and a child of God.

Join us for a weekend that will refresh your soul as you draw closer to the One who matters most!

Spouses are welcome to attend and participate fully, as the life of a teacher undoubtedly affects the life of that teacher’s spouse.

Dates Available

Double Occupancy: $165 per person
Single Occupancy: $240 per person

Event Speaker

Donovan Graham

Donovan has been working with educators for 50 years—as fellow teacher, counselor, professor, chaplain, and spiritual guide. Author of two books for educators, he is currently the director and chaplain of The Center for Teacher Renewal where his passion is to renew and revive weary educators by inviting them to rest in the presence of God. It is in quiet solitude that a person can experience greater intimacy with Him, which Donovan believes is necessary in order for educators to thrive, rather than merely survive in a demanding and often under-supported profession and ministry. He and his wife Wilma currently live in Colorado Springs, CO.

Ticket Options

October 6th–October 8th, 2017

Event has passed.

March 2nd–March 4th, 2018

Double Occupancy: $165 per person
Single Occupancy: $240 per person



All reservations for overnight Glen Eyrie Spiritual Retreats, Conferences, and Marriage GetAways must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Reservations may be made via phone with a credit card or in person with cash, check or a credit card. Cancellations made a minimum of 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the program will be fully refunded less a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of the start date of the program will be charged a 50% cancellation fee and have a gift certificate issued for the remaining 50%. The gift certificate is valid for 1 year and is usable for any Glen Eyrie purchase. Reservations that are rescheduled at any time prior to the start date of the program will incur a 10% change fee. No changes or cancellations will be allowed within 72 hours of the start date; any such concerns that arise within 72 hours of the start date will cause the funds to be forfeited by the guest. No-Shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation.

"The content was relevant and helpful. The setting was divine. All staff went above and beyond."

—Jodi, CO