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DOK Spring Retreat

April 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - April 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Summer Gross and family

The DOK Spring Retreat (which is open to all women) will be held April 5-7 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. The Rev. Summer Gross will be the retreat leader.

About our retreat leader, The Rev. Summer Gross

Summer Gross is an Anglican priest, a writer, a homeschool mom, and very-much-in-love with her husband of 22 years, The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross, Archbishop Foley’s communications director.

Andrew and Summer had an Aquila and Priscilla ministry for ten years in a parish along the coast of Lake Michigan. These days she spends the afternoons doing spiritual direction with women around the world, holding their stories and bringing them to Jesus.

She is the Director of Soul Care at Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville GA and leads Healing and Prayer ministries.

Summer spent many years paralyzed by anxiety and isolated by a swirl of toxic thoughts. As she broke free, she began studying inner healing and neuroscience and offers a small group where she witnesses one person after another transformed by the risen Christ. She’s passionate about giving practical ideas to help women root and establish in God’s love so that they can live out of their identity as God’s beloved.

At the “Be Still and Know that He is God” Retreat, Summer will lead us deeper in our walk exploring… Finding the peace of God through praying the Scriptures, Cultivating stillness in a world addicted to busy, How clinging to the Presence of God takes us through spaces of suffering and empowers our prayer life, How a person saturated with the Presence can provide the good news the world needs, How we can serve out of Christ’s energy and be filled with the compassion of Jesus.

Together Summer and Andrew and their three kids (13,12, and 9), love to tent camp, kayak, and eat their way around the world. While she craves the barbecue of Atlanta where they live, Summer is completely sure that heaven is a long table overlooking the Tuscan countryside.

Her words and lectio divina videos find a home at and on instagram at @revsummerjoy.

Summer Joy Gross

Slow Word Movement

“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Col 3:16

I believe the more rooted we are in God’s abundant love, the more we are able to serve with abandon.



April 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
April 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm