Soul & Strategy Leadership Retreat
For CAFO Members

Vibrant ministry springs from a vibrant soul … and excellent strategy is forged with wise friends.

Invest in both at the CAFO leadership "Soul & Strategy" retreat!

Sunday, November 15 – Tuesday, November 17
WinShape Retreat Grounds | Rome, Georgia

This 2-night retreat is first about healthy souls – including space for reflection and prayer…the beauty of creation… and rich, biblical exploration at the intersection of our physical health, spiritual life, and neuroscience with Dr. Curt Thompson (author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame.)

Meanwhile, leaders will have opportunity to grow with peers in friendship and strategic vision – including small group discussions, cohort meals, and strategy sessions.


"The Soul and Strategy retreat for me is a beautiful time of reflection and challenge. Reflecting on the faithfulness of God and being challenged by dynamic speakers and colleagues, who have become my friends."

Rhonda Littleton, A Home for Me

"The Soul & Strategy retreat was worth the investment. The teaching was incredible and genuinely what I needed. I really enjoyed the fellowship and collaboration with other leaders who are also in the trenches fighting for the vulnerable."

Todd Guckenberger, Back2Back Ministries

"Soul & Strategy was such an important time for me as a leader. I was spiritually nourished through times of worship, teaching and reflection. I was encouraged through times of discussion and fellowship. I was challenged to be a more intentional spiritual leader for my agency. Soul & Strategy is now a non-negotiable on my calendar."

Steve Duer, Agape of Central Alabama



The breathtaking WinShape Retreat Grounds | Martha Berry Hwy, Rome, GA 30161 (map it)


Sunday, November 15 – 4:00pm through Tuesday, November 17 – 1:00pm


Leadership staff of all CAFO member organizations are invited.  Up to two partial scholarships available to any member organization for whom cost would create any barrier. (Scholarships are based on membership level.)


Early Bird Registration

Deadline: June 11

  • Single  Room:  $450
  • Double Room*: $390
  • Couples Room: $675
  • Conference Only**: $194

Regular Registration

After June 12

  • Single  Room:  $490
  • Double Room*: $440
  • Couples Room: $750
  • Conference Only**: $234

*For the most affordable and interactive option, share a double room to share with another CAFO leader.  (Single rooms include one king bed.  Double rooms include two single beds.)   CAFO will match you with another leader, or you can include the name of your preferred co-occupant when you register.  Please be sure the other person is also registered separately.

**Conference Only Registration includes full access to the retreat and materials, including on-site meals. No lodging is included.

CAFO Member Scholarships

CAFO Member Scholarships are available for CEOs & Executive Leadership staff of 2020 Member Organizations and Champion/Supporter Churches.  

Member CEOs & Executive Leadership staff  may choose out of two scholarship types:

  • Individual = $200 off
  • Couple = $300 off

Scholarships Available by Member Level:

  • Organization Member Level: one scholarship (individual or couple) 
  • Investor Member Level: two scholarships (individual or couple) 
  • Champion Member Level: three scholarships (individual or couple) 
  • Champion or Supporter Church Member: one scholarship (individual or couple) 


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Dr. Curt Thompson

Dr. Curt Thompson
Author, Speaker, Psychiatrist, Founder of Being Known & the Center for Being Known

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and the founder of Being Known, LLC., and The Center for Being Known, an organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology, Christian spiritual formation, and vocational creativity. He is the author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine, completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is actively engaged in learning and education as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. Throughout his career, along with treating adults, adolescents, and families, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality. He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.

He has specific expertise in the field of interpersonal neurobiology and how it reflects important tenants of Christian faith, providing opportunities to comprehend and experience that same faith in fresh trustworthy ways. Much of his work is now committed to training other professionals across cultures and in multiple vocational domains in the same material.

He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia. He serves as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship, a congregation of the Mennonite church, in Washington, D.C. His duties there have included preaching, teaching, and involvement in the fellowship’s healing prayer ministry.

Register below, we'd love for you to join us!


What if I am not able to come due to COVID-19?

If you are not able to attend due to factors directly related to COVID-19, your registration will be completely refunded at any time prior to the event.

What is your cancellation policy?

A cancellation refund may be offered if the registrant requires medical treatment for an illness at the time of cancellation resulting in medically imposed restrictions, as certified by a legally qualified physician or in the event of a death in the family and if the cancelation request is provided prior to October 12, 2020.

If approved for a refund for any other reason, all funds will be returned minus a $35 fee to cover expenses related to your cancelled registration.

No refunds will be offered after October 12th, with the exception of direct COVID-19 related issues.

If you are not able to attend due to factors directly related to COVID-19, your registration will be completely refunded at any time prior to the event.

Please remember that canceling your registration does not automatically cancel your travel arrangements. Attendees are responsible for canceling their own travel reservations.

What steps is Winshape taking to prepare for our retreat in light of the current COVID-19 situation?

Winshape is graciously working with our CAFO group to provide complete peace of mind! They shared this note for our attendees:

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to determine the necessary measures that are in the best interest of our guests and staff. One of those measures has been an even tighter focus on our cleaning and sanitizing operations to ensure spaces and surfaces are completely disinfected. We are prepared and ready to serve you! We also want to honor any requests around the health and wellbeing of your group. WinShape is following national, state, local and CDC guidelines to ensure we maintain an excellent WinShape experience for you.