Meet the group of Seniors who make CB retreats such a special experience for students of all grades. As a Christian Brothers student, you are given the opportunity to grow in your faith. One way we have the chance to grow in our faith is during various retreats during the school year. Christian Brothers’ retreats […]
Meet the group of Seniors who make CB retreats such a special experience for students of all grades.
As a Christian Brothers student, you are given the opportunity to grow in your faith. One way we have the chance to grow in our faith is during various retreats during the school year. Christian Brothers’ retreats are run by Campus Ministry and the Senior Retreat Leadership Team (SRLT).
“The purpose of the group is to serve as student leaders and facilitators during the retreat,” Ms. Jennifer Yearwood, the director of campus ministry.”
With this huge responsibility given to the team, there is an application and interview process to become a SRLT member.
Before you are able to pick up an application and schedule an interview, there are some pre-requisites you need to meet. First, you must be a senior at CB and in good standing with the school. Second, you must be open to sharing with others what faith means to you.
Why would you want to join? Some members of SLRT shared their experience.
“I joined because I had wonderful experiences going on retreats my freshman, sophomore and junior year,” says Taylor Fedorenko (’14). “I want to be able to give others the same experience I had”
Taylor added that she is very involved with service in the community and shares that as another reason why she wanted to join, as does Chelsie Valine (’14).
“I love helping others and I saw this as an opportunity to help others grow in their faith with God,” the senior says.
Members of the team are looking forward to making this years retreats a great and positive experience for all.
“I am looking forward to making this retreats fun and exciting” says Carleigh Nivens (’14). Fellow Retreat member Megan Perry (’14) adds, “I’m excited to have uber amounts of fun bonding with the freshman”.
Just like a sports team, the Senior Retreat Leadership Team has to train.This summer the team of 33 members went to Zephyr Point Retreat Center in South Lake Tahoe for a three day overnight training retreat. Besides new friendships and fun times at the beach, the student leaders were taught skills they can use for retreat and for life.
“During the trip to Zephyr Point they were trained in small group facilitating, ice breakers, planning and communication methods,” says Ms. Yearwood. “After completing the trip they are highly trained in campus ministry”.
Even though they are trained, the group has monthly meetings and training sessions focused on upcoming retreats.
All in all the Christian Brothers community are very lucky to have the Senior Retreat Leadership Team on campus. These 33 members are trained and eager to be leaders of faith.