Educators' Repose 2023



The Glen Eyrie Conference Center and the Center for Teacher Renewal would like to invite weary educators to the annual Educator’s Summer Repose.

This year’s theme, Seeking the Glory in the Ruin, will be explored through the following sessions:

  1. Seeking the glory in your students
  2. Seeking the glory in your colleagues
  3. Seeking the glory in yourself
  4. And now what?

During this retreat, you will find:

  • solo reflection time with God
  • an opportunity to process with others what God is doing in you
  • freedom to share your journey with others who understand
  • rest and prayer

The facilitator for this retreat is Dr. Donovan Graham—teacher, counselor, mentor, spiritual companion and guide for over 50 years. He served in those roles for over 30 years at Covenant College, then with the Serge Mission, and currently as the director of the Center for Teacher Renewal and Space for God ministry. His heart is to lead weary educators and other shepherds into the quiet where they can meet and listen to God to be refreshed, renewed, and re-energized.

With further questions, contact Donovan at teachredemptively@gmail.com.

*If you’d like to come earlier or stay after your retreat dates, lodging is available at a Glen Eyrie Programs discounted rate. Please call our reservations line at 719-265-7050 for details.

Registrations are limited to just 15 participants.


Event Date:

To Make a Reservation by phone, call 719-265-7050

Retreat Leader

Donovan Graham

Donovan L. Graham, Ed.D., is the director of the Center for Teacher Renewal, a non-profit, support-based ministry designed to enable Christian educators to experience the renewing grace of God for themselves and to enhance their professional abilities in ways that reveal that grace in the classroom.  A former professor of education at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, Donovan is the author of two powerful books for educators: Teaching Redemptively: Bringing Grace and Truth Into Your Classroom and Making A Difference: Christian Educators in Public Schools. Dr. Graham is a teacher, counselor, and spiritual guide for those who seek to vibrantly live out their Christian faith in all dimensions of their work. Donovan and his wife, Wilma, have been providing soul care to students and weary pilgrims for nearly 50 years. 

If you have questions about this Repose, please contact Donovan Graham at teachredemptively@gmail.com or at 719-358-3037.


Attire for the weekend is casual. Be prepared to walk from your lodge to the Castle for meals. Our weather can be unpredictable, so pack layers and comfortable walking shoes. And don’t forget to bring your Bible!

Glen Eyrie Programs require payment in full at the time of reservation. Reservations cancelled or rescheduled at least 14 days prior to the start date will be charged a 10% fee. Reservations cancelled or rescheduled within 14 days of the start date will be charged a 50% fee. Reservations cancelled within 3 days of the event date will be charged the full amount.

The guest rooms are located in one of our outlying lodges. None of our rooms have TV’s, although free wi-fi is available throughout the property. Rooms contain coffee makers, but no microwaves or refrigerators. Each lodge has a common area where microwaves and refrigerators are available for guest use.  To see pictures, visit our website Gleneyrie.org/Lodging

Please notify us of any allergies or dietary needs in advance. Our Food & Beverage team can accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian diets with advance notice. We are not a gluten-free certified kitchen, and cross-contamination may occur.

To make a reservation by phone please call 719-265-7050