“Kelly, I found the finding your mission workshop so helpful. It managed to focus my chaotic thought process and emerge with a better understanding of the message I am trying to share. Thank you.”
The Presentation Center is sheltered among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It feels worlds away, although it’s just 20 minutes from Palo Alto. The place feels grounded and peaceful — perhaps because it was a longtime Catholic religious congregation for women.
While the new event center (where we hold our workshops) is LEED Gold Certified, the cabins are rustic. And I mean R U S T I C. (Think: camping. But with walls.) As much as I like my luxury retreat accommodations, I have to admit that weekend retreats at Presentation Center are super fun! My favorite memory from our 2013 weekend retreat? Piling onto the sofa in our homely cabin, watching movies, passing the bowl of stovetop popcorn, and telling stories late into the night. Very simple. Totally sweet.
The organization is “committed to support and encourage those working to promote a society where the dignity of each person is respected and where the poor and marginalized, especially women, are treated with justice and compassion.” (Amen.)