Workshops, Speakers, and Retreats

For more information contact Rebecca Hall.

Kara Nelson

About Kara Nelson

Kara was introduced to iconography in 2015 when she attended her first icon writing workshop with Teresa Harrison. Having studied Art History as an undergraduate, iconography proved to be a perfect blend of Kara’s passion for beauty and meaning, art and history, creativity and spirituality. Her passion for icons only increased when she began teaching workshops in 2017, and she takes special joy in showing non-artists the possibility of meeting God in the act of painting. A native of Portland, Oregon, Kara currently resides in San Diego, California, where she is an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.

Young Adult (20/30- something) Collaborative Faith Retreat
Dates: June 21-23, Please register by Friday, June 14
Cost: $45 per person. Scholarships are available.
Location: The Antlers Inn, Kingsland, TX.

Looking for a break from the city grind? Want to explore your faith in a lakeside setting not too far from Austin? Hoping to strengthen your connections with other St. David’s young adults? This retreat is for you!  Each participant will also be asked to contribute a food item for one of the weekend meals (more details on this when you sign up). Contact, Amy Moehnke for more information.


Lebh Shomea Silent Retreat
Dates: October 25-27, 2019, the registration deadline is August 26, 2019
Cost: $175, partial scholarships available
Location: Sarita, TX
Register Online, for registration assistance email frontdesk@stdave.org

Most of our lives are busy, hectic & noisy. Whether we feel run down or just seek some peace and tranquility, Lebh Shomea can be food for our souls. This silent House of Prayer offers a gift to the world- an interruption in the routine of our daily lives that can allow God’s presence to be felt in new & different ways. Consider joining us for the next retreat. You will have a peaceful grace-filled experience of silence in your own dwelling during the weekend surrounded by south Texas’ natural beauty.

Weekend Schedule
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – Depart St. David’s
Lunch – Whole Foods in San Antonio
3 p.m. – Arrive at Lebh Shomea for orientation
Sunday: 1 p.m. – Depart Lebh Shomea after lunch
6 p.m. – Arrive at St. David’s

Important Information
1. Refunds: St. David’s will offer a full refund if cancellation occurs 30 days or more in advance. If cancellation occurs after 30 days, you can go through Lebh Shomea to receive a partial refund. Their contact information and refund policy can be found on their website.

2. Transportation: Two volunteer drivers will be needed to transport participants to and from Lebh Shomea. $200 for gas and mileage will be provided to cover your expenses. Please note that everyone must ride together to and from Lebh Shomea in shared cars.

3. Food: Participants must now supply their own food and drink. Refrigeration and microwave oven are available. More information will be provided at the orientation, September 29, 10:15-11:10.
For more information, contact: donnalbridges@gmail.com