The St. Iakovos Retreat Center of hosting OCF College Conference Midwest, the first time in a number of years that a conference such as this has taken in place in the Midwest. Participants stayed in the Tomaras Lodge for 3 nights, and shared in fun and fellowship while growing in faith together.  Over 40 students, speakers and leaders from across the Midwest, as well as representatives from the National OCF Office, to participate in this historic conference. The St. Iakovos Retreat Center feels truly blessed and honored to have been apart of the history of this conference. The Keynote speaker was our very own Fr. Panagiotis Boznos from Ss. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, IL. Additional workshop leaders include Fr. Cyprian Sas from All Saints in Peoria IL, Fr. Kosmas and Presbytera Anna Kallis from SS. Peter & Paul in Glenview IL, and Fr. Gabriel Bilas St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church Flint, MI. The highlight of the conference was the special blessing and opportunity for students to venerate the Iveron Myrrh streaming Icon of the Panagia from Hawaii who visited the conference. 

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