Youth Workers' Sabbath 2018

"Rest, Refresh, Renew"

August 9-11, 2018


Youth Workers' Sabbath offers a time to refresh and re-energize after a long summer. All Youth Workers are invited to come fellowship, share best practices, rest, and recharge. We will laugh, learn, and worship together. A schedule is in place; however, you are invited to use the time as you need. 

We will be staying at the beautiful Summers Mill Retreat Center overlooking Salado Creek. The address is 7441 FM 1123, Belton, TX, 76513.  Our facilitator this year is Rev. David McMinn.

David McMinn is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. David's passion is helping people come to know God's love and to help them live as active members of the kingdom of God. David received the call to ministry as a junior in college and has pursued active ministry ever since. He graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelors of Arts in History and Classical Studies in 2003, followed by a Masters of Divinity in 2007. David served in many roles in different churches and ministries across the state of Texas. David met Michelle, the love of his life, in 2007 and they were married in 2008. They currently reside in Leander with their adorable daughters Sophie and Amelia. David enjoys playing and watching sports; video games; movies; and anything outdoors. Until Recently, David served as a chaplain in the US Army Reserves.





Youth Workers’ Sabbath is $125 per person (less $25 Early Bird Discount if registered and paid by July 13, 2018). Your price includes five meals, and lodging for two nights (two or three persons to a room). We will try to accommodate room requests on a first come, first served basis. Registration closes on August 2, 2018.




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To reserve your spot, and take advantage of the Early Bird rate, your payment must be postmarked (or received online) by July 13th. Registrations without payment are incomplete. If you do not wish to pay online, payments made be mailed to Central Texas Conference of the UMC, 3200 E. Rosedale St., Ft. Worth, TX, 76105 (Attn: MaDora Ratliff). Please indicate in the remittance advice that this payment is for the Youth Workers’ Sabbath.


Check-in will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 9th. Please note, checking in before that time will not be an option.




Questions? Contact Claire Condrey ( or MaDora Ratliff (, or call 817-877-5222.