Beach Retreat 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Annual Beach Retreat!

Click here for a registration form and event details/ pricing or click here to register on-line.

Beach Retreat brochure, with invitation letter, schedule and hardcopy registration here.

Committee members click here to register.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Free Childcare and half-price kids meals!

Also, scholarships toward registration are available.  Email your request to

Bob Schminkey (

 Please complete registration with payment (online or via USPS mail) no later than January 28th to guarantee a room. Registration will remain open until 3/2/2017.






Rev. Dr. Jason Brian Santos is the Mission Coordinator for Christian Formation (Christian education, children, youth, college, young adult, camps and conference ministries) at the Presbyterian Mission Agency. He also serves as the National Director of UKirk Collegiate Ministries.   An ordained teaching elder in the PCUSA holding a Ph.D. in practical theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, he is also the author of A Community Called Taizé (IVP, 2008) and Sustaining the Pilgrimage (IVP Academic, forthcoming).

Jason currently resides in Louisville, KY with his wife, Shannon and his two sons, Judah and Silas (aka Tutu). In his spare time, he plays and designs board games.

Rev. Larissa Kwong Abazia serves as the Director of Church Relations at Princeton Theological Seminary. She holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University and M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has served congregations in Chicago, NYC and throughout NJ and recently completed a two year term as the Vice Moderator of the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). When she’s not doing “churchy” things, Larissa loves traveling, trying new foods, writing and exploring places with her husband and five year old son.

New Castle Presbytery worship planning team include:  

Sudie Niesen Thompson, Edwin Estevez, Emma Horn and Gary Patterson!