Reviews & Testimonials

Reviews & Testimonials

Guests Share TheiR Experiences

We love it when guests share their experiences with us! If you are interested and willing to share your story ~ even one paragraph! ~ that may end up on our blog, please advise the front desk or email.

Read guest reviews for Spirit in the Desert below, and/or write your own review of your visit. All reviews are public on Spirit’s Google business page.

Author Allen Nohre featured in Spirited Book Club

Allen’s Experience

Allen Nohre on the Boundless Compassion retreat “I decided to enroll in the four-day “Boundless Compassion” retreat at Spirit in the Desert when I read in the brochure: “Compassion can change a heart, change a life, change a world. True compassionate presence involves more than offering a hand or heart to another … it is a willingness to be personally transformed.” Joyce Rupp, a nationally known retreat leader and prolific writer, led the retreat. During the first day, fifty participants from several…

Donna’s Experience

Donna Campbell on the Boundless Compassion Retreat “Recently, I attended the Boundless Compassion Retreat at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center.  My initial purpose in attending a retreat was simply to step into another space and time to quiet the noise of my life, slow down, and clear my head. I chose this retreat to support my quest to become a more compassionate soulful being. Though I am very familiar with Spirit in the Desert, I had never attended an extended retreat…

Sandi’s Experience

Sandi Howlett on Healing of Memories Dr. Sandi Howlett is a retreat facilitator with Institute for Healing of Memories. She shares how the popular IHOM retreat impacts at Spirit transforms lives.

David & Carol’s Experience

David and Carol Berg, of Minneapolis, began their time in Arizona hiking the red rocks of Sedona, then they attended a week of Lutherhostel at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, and returned to the famous red rocks for the Sedona film festival. This was the first time they attended the Lutherhostel retreat. They were so pleased with the experience, they are planning on attending again. Carol said, “For me, the highlight of the retreat was Dr. Diane…
Matthew Short is leader of the Leading Well Learning Retreat at Spirit in the Desert

Pr. Matt’s Experience

Learning How to Lead Well Eight years ago, Matthew Short was the pastor of a growing Lutheran congregation in Wisconsin. He said, “At the time, I didn’t know how to do strategic planning, manage staff, or conduct performance reviews. The congregation needed me to have those skills.” To increase his leadership abilities, Matt attended a four-day leadership retreat entitled Leading Well. This event is sponsored by Portico Benefits Services of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Vibrant Faith, an organization of…
Barrel cactus in full bloom on the Spirit in the Desert campus

Reviews & Testimonials

Guest reviews for Spirit in the Desert Read guest reviews for Spirit in the Desert below, and/or write your own review of your visit. All reviews are public on Spirit’s Google business page. Spiritual Food for the Soul! That which is loved, whether absent or present, will remain in one’s heart forever. Food is its own language of LOVE. It gives richly! Thank you, Julie, for being fluent in this ‘language.’ I will forever enjoy your Caesar Salad dressing recipe. Thank…