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9/22 & 23: Purposeful Retirement Workshop & Retreat

  • Sunnyside Presbyterian Church 737 S 16th St. Sunnyside, WA 98944 (map)
Rev. Dr. Paul Strawn

Rev. Dr. Paul Strawn

Sunday, Sept. 22 & Monday, Sept 23
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Paul Strawn

Cost: $10

Schedule: Sunday, Sept 22

  • Worship 9:30 – A biblical foundation for retirement and issues related.

  • Lunch provided -11:30-1:00

  • Workshop: 1:00-4:00 p.m. – For those contemplating retirement.

Monday, Sept 23

  • Retreat: 9:00 a.m.- Noon – For those already retired.

The Rev. Paul D. Strawn
Paul grew up in Southern California and later attended Spokane’s Whitworth University, graduating in 1968.  He went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.  In his forty-plus years of pastoral ministry Paul has served three churches in the PCUSA: First Presbyterian Church of Great Falls, MT, St Andrew’s Presbyterian in Newport Beach, CA and North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek, WA, where he was the Organizing Pastor and later Senior Pastor for thirty years before retiring from active full-time ministry in June of 2011.  He now serves part-time as Pastoral Associate with Renewal Ministries Northwest and does spiritual direction, prayer retreats and transitional coaching.  Paul and his wife Kathy, a retired elementary teacher, live in Mill Creek.  They currently attend University Presbyterian Church in Seattle where they are active in missions, small group and University ministries.  Six grandchildren, all of whom live in Washington, keep them well occupied.  Paul is an avid fly fisherman, has recently taken up silver smithing and built a shop in his garage. Paul and Kathy enjoy gardening, travel, reading, cooking, supporting local sports teams and spoiling the grandkids.    


Earlier Event: September 10
9/10-12: NWC Presbytery Pastors Retreat