2019 Clergy Retreat

February 18-21, 2019
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Abby of the Hills is located at 46561 147th St, outside of Marvin, SD 


This will be a spiritual retreat. Unstructured time will be built into the schedule. Registration & check in from 3-5:30 pm on Monday 2/18. The retreat ends before lunch on Thursday 2/21. 


Daily offices and Eucharist will be scheduled.


For emergency use, the phone number at Abbey of the Hills is (605) 398-9200. 

Retreat Leader

The Rt. Rev. Ed Little 

Bishop Edward S. Little II was born in New York City, and attended schools in Manhattan and in Norwalk, Connecticut. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California his Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary 1971, and was ordained deacon and priest that year in the Diocese of Chicago. Following his consecration, Bishop Little was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Seabury-Western in 2000. He retired in 2016. 

Bishop Little served two parishes as an assistant—St. Matthew’s, Evanston, Illinois, and St. Michael’s, Anaheim, California—and then moved in 1975 to St. Joseph’s Church, Buena Park, California, to become its vicar and later its first rector. In 1986, Bishop Little was called to All Saints Church, Bakersfield, California, where he served as rector until his election to the episcopate. He is the author of several books and articles including: Joy in Disguise: Meeting Jesus in Dark Times and Ears to Hear: Recognizing and Responding to God’s Call


You can pre-register by phone, email, or by returning the registration form before February 4th. Either way, please send in the fee toward expenses—before February 4th. (Total or partial scholarship help is available. Please ask. No one will be turned away.) 

Room and Board

You have your choice of 3 types of rooms. 

  1. Family Room with either Queen or a full bed. Please indicate preference and we will try and accommodate your choice. $200.00 includes room and bath plus meals. For couples sharing a room only pay $275.00 for both. 

  2. Single Bed Room with twin bed and private bath. $175.00 includes room, bath and meals.

  3. Single Room twin bed with sink in room, but shared bath (dorm style bathroom). $125.00 includes room, shared bath and meals. 

What to Bring

Seasonally appropriate casual clothing, your Book of Common Prayer, Bible, Hymnal 1982 and Dakota Hymnal.

Please Note

No pets allowed


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