Presentations and Retreats

“Come to the Well”

Spiritual Renewal Retreats

Refresh – Restore – Renew 

“If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:37-38


Are you emotionally and spiritually bankrupt? Physically exhausted? Suffering from compassion fatigue? Renewal retreats are for everyone thirsty for refreshment.


 Two-day Spiritual Renewal Retreats

Soul Care for the Servant Leader. Are you a servant leader in the caring-for-others business? A teacher, preacher, physician, nurse, first responder, therapist or 12-step sponsor? Are you experiencing compassion fatigue? “Come to the Well” for Refreshment, Restoration, and Renewal. Experience the integration of Christian faith-formation practices, social competence tools, mission / values integration and servant leadership development supported by biblical scriptures modeled after the teachings of Christ. Attendees leave with curriculum designed to inspire and encourage continued Christian character & leadership development.


Kingdom Living  Abundant Life.  Experience a journey of transformation from the head (beliefs) to the heart (relationship) to the hands (passion / purpose). Circumstances are eternal opportunities – turn your whys “Why Lord, why me?” into what “What Lord – what will thou have me to do?” Purpose your God-given passions to bring the kingdom forward in every area of your life. Attendees leave with curriculum designed to inspire and encourage continued Christian character and servant leadership development.   Sample Outline

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,”      Jeremiah 29:11


Transformative Servant Leadership Development for the Church. Develop healthy church leaders through Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence Development training, Soul Care Restoration, Purposing Transformative Ministry. In this retreat, participants purpose their passion in the church as a “body” through mission / values integration to reflect Christ furthering His Kingdom. Attendees leave with curriculum designed to inspire and encourage continued Christian character & servant leadership development.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various form,” I Peter 4:10


Pastoral Care & Ministry Renewal (Clergy, Church Leaders, Spiritual Directors, Chaplains, Missionaries).  “Reflect – Restore – Renew – Reconnect.” Are you experiencing compassion fatigue? This retreat is for all those in ministry looking for spiritual refreshment reconnecting to “call.” Discover “purpose renewal” through soul care restoration attuning to the presence of God, transformative servant leadership renewal and mission / values integration. Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence Development training. Attendees leave with curriculum designed to inspire and encourage continued restorative reconnecting to call. All those serving in Ministry are encouraged to attend. Scholarships available.

And more…

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man abides in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing,”        John 15:5

Facilitator / Leader 

Lori Ciccarelli Stotko, MPS, Founder and Certified Spiritual Director


Everyone, regardless of the leadership context, will benefit from Lori’s teaching on emotional and spiritual development of leaders. She has done a master-full job of weaving the best from psychosocial-spiritual academic research with down-to-earth story narratives from her own and others’ redemptive journeys to illustrate just what transformational leadership looks like in our culture today for tomorrow.

Rev. Dr. Russell R. Veenker, BCPC; Co-Founder, Mountain Learning Center Pastor Retreat 


Lori was the speaker for our Summer Women’s Retreat in 2017. She gave form to the retreat by suggesting the topic, outlining the sessions then presenting at each session in the most compelling and heartfelt manner; she is an excellent public speaker. Our retreat was a huge success because of her direction and willingness to work with us in our setting. – Reverend Rebecca Watkins, Community Presbyterian Church of Lee Vining.


We recently invited Lori Ciccarelli Stotko to be the featured speaker at our women’s spring tea, and I have to say our women’s ministry team was so happy and impressed with Lori’s preparation, adherence to our theme, and passionate delivery of her message! Her deep love of God and His word absolutely shines through everything she says and does. Not only would I invite Lori back to speak at more events for our church, I have already recommended her to other churches in our area. This woman is a gem!

– Paula Friedrichsen, Director of Women’s Ministries, Church on the Mountain 


When Lori came to present a day-long workshop for healthcare professionals, we were blessed.  Her intelligent passion for people is grounded in spiritual maturity that has been thoroughly tested by her life’s journey.  Her presentations are interesting, evidence-based, and practical.  Most of all, they are inspiring.

– Gerald R Winslow, PhD, Loma Linda University Health – VP, Mission and Culture; Director, Institute for Health Policy and Leadership


I have had the great pleasure of working with and participating in multiple educational sessions presented by Lori. She is an amazing speaker who has the ability to captivate, inspire and encourage the audience to share the passion she has for the topics she presents. She is compassionate, caring, holistic and she brings such a broad spectrum of experiences to her audience. She is a fantastic leader and has many attributes that emerging leaders are drawn to.  – Theresa Dessert, RN, BSN; Nurse Educator

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