On September 26th, 2019 the St. Iakovos Retreat Center made a presentation during a Plenary Session at the Clergy Laity Assembly which took place in Minneapolis Minnesota. During this presentation members of the Board of Directors spoke on behalf of the retreat center including its history and background, as well as its current financial situation. In person testimonials were given by Mr. Paul Kaors of Minneapolis, sharing the impact and value of the Retreat Center’s Ministry. Lastly, the Retreat Center Board of Directors asked the assembly to continue the parish support of the retreat center for 2020 and 2021, a motion which passed by overwhelming majority.

Additionally, the Board of Directors is seeking support from the Parishes, Philoptochos Chapters and Parishioners of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago for the 2019 budget shortfall of $270,000.00.

It was asked that the materials shared during the presentation be made available on our website so that they can be shared at the parish level. Here you will find all the materials needed to share with your parish. Please note that the presentation deck asks that you watch two videos, this can be done one of two ways; 1) using the link below, click on the title of the video and open the video in a new tab to be played via YouTube. Or, 2) Watch the videos which are embedded directly in this page.

Video’s Via YouTube Link

Just click on the title below and a new browser window will pop open with your video via the Retreat Center’s YouTube Channel.

VIDEO 1: Experience the St. Iakovos Retreat Center

Video 2: Why Should We Own the Retreat Center



Embedded Video’s

Below are both the video’s you are asked to watch through the above decking, just hit play on each video when the desk asks you too!

Video 1: Experience the St. Iakovos Retreat Center

Video 2: Why Should We Own the Retreat Center