CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

*Facilities/Maintenance Manager

*Guest Services Associate (Front Desk)

*Laundry Attendant (Housekeeping) 

*Cooks (Food Service)

Please contact Cathy Rogers, Operations Director at (480) 488-5218
for more details or to arrange an interview

Equal Opportunity Employer   |    Background Checks Required

Andersen-Richard

In Memoriam of our Leader, Friend, and Partner in Ministry, Richard Andersen

Executive Director, Richard Andersen, passed away on June 2, 2019.

READ MORE HERE … and send your condolences to Spirit in the Desert Staff & Board Members

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (SITD)
is inviting applications and nominations
for the position of Executive Director

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Spirit in the Desert … a Place for All People

Our Featured Retreats & Events

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Sandy Howlett Shares
“Healing of Memories”

Jim Hanson Invites
All to Come to Spirit

Have a Closer Look at Spirit in the Desert

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Learn More About Us

Spirit in the Desert is a peaceful retreat center set among the striking Sonoran desert landscape. View our well-equipped facility and learn about our mission and vision for the future.

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Worship with Us

The Spirit in the Desert offers more than space for retreats … come and enjoy our Guided Meditations, listen to the Touchpoints and learn more about our weekly Worship Sessions.

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Plan Your Stay

Whether you come for the day, are planning a personal retreat, or considering an overnight stay, here’s the information you’ll need to plan your next visit.

Take a Tour of Spirit in the Desert

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We Are Blessed by Our Community

We are forever thankful to our local business partners
and to those in our local community who give of their time.

Read Daily Devotions

Pastor Steve Holm

Steve Holm, a retired pastor living in Tempe, provides daily meditations for Spirit’s website. Steve served at Desert Cross Lutheran Church, Tempe, for 22 years. In the past he has provided meditations for Advent and Lenten illustrated devotional booklets. Now, we’re thankful that he’s providing these short devotions for visitors to the website.

… Read today’s and past devotions

Worship With Us

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Every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., Spirit in the Desert provides a mid-week oasis of meditation and Holy Communion for anyone on the campus of Spirit in the Desert and for people in the surrounding community. Each week a short homily — or Touchpoint —  based on a Biblical story, is presented by Spirit in the Desert Faith Mentor, Jim Hanson.

… Learn more about “Touchpoints”

Spiritual Practices

Spirituality, or the spiritual life,  “is simply the increasing vitality and sway of God’s Spirit in us.”  The spiritual life is therefore dynamic, with God’s Spirit working in us to make us more like Christ in response to our thirst for God. I encourage you to explore the spiritual practices as you seek a deeper relationship with God.

… Read Sue’s Monthly Writings

Show Your Support

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Your financial support is crucial to Spirit in the Desert’s future.  Each year over 4,000 guests and local community residents find renewal, reconciliation, healing and transformation through the ministry of Spirit in the Desert.  We depend on the generosity of individuals and groups and value every gift, regardless of size, all of which are tax-deductible.

… There are many ways to give

What Our Retreat Participants Say About Their Experience

My wife and I were guests at Spirit along with our family reunion. We want to express our compliments to the facility and our gratitude to the staff who were wonderful. All could not have been more pleasant, friendly, fun and at time, peaceful! It was the very best family Christmas ever.

I am so very appreciative of every thing that was done by the staff at Spirit to make our workshop session the best it could be. It was so apparent that “small miracles” were happening as the morning unfolded and, once again, I’m reminded that we are here to work God’s plan and not our own agenda. For all that Spirit did to make those miracles happen, I am grateful!

To all the Spirit Staff … front desk, housekeeping, kitchen, yard, program planning—however you define your role, you are all truly God’s servants in your ministry to all visitors … The Spirit of our God roams these buildings and landscape—you are blessed to work here and we are blessed when we come.

Read more stories & comments and take our guest questionnaire