From Friday, Mar. 15 through Sunday, Mar. 17, the Very Rev. Lister Tonge, Dean of Monmouth in the Church in Wales will lead St. James members on a journey through Lent in preparation for Easter. $250 for the weekend with scholarships available. Register online.
The Very Rev. Lister Tonge
Fr. Lister has an international reputation as someone who can help people and communities develop their spiritual life, from South Africa and New Zealand to Belgium and Iceland. He trained for the priesthood at King’s College London and St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury, before moving to Liverpool Parish Church in 1975, where he worked in downtown areas and with businesses.
In 1978, he moved to Johannesburg Cathedral, where he was responsible for all aspects of cathedral ministry during the apartheid, where Desmond Tutu was an almost-daily worshipper. He returned to the UK in 1979, to join the Community of the Resurrection for 12 years, before taking on the role of spiritual adviser at the Houses of Parliament in the mid-1990s to 2005.
He is a Master of pastoral studies and has a certificate in spirituality studies from Loyola University, Chicago, and a post-graduate qualification in counseling from Manchester University. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, art, architecture, and gardening.
The DeKoven Center
DeKoven’s Retreat & Conference Center offers guests lodging, dining, and gathering areas. Guests have access to 11 acres of lovely gardens, serene wooded areas, and lakefront walking paths. Parking is available on-site, and the center’s location along Lake Michigan’s shoreline allows for easy access to Racine’s Downtown shopping and harbor areas.