All applicants must commit to attending all of the program events. The program will be held at various locations in the Kalamazoo County region. The overnight retreat will beheld at Pretty Lake Camp.


  • May 2 | 5:30-7:30pm Meet and Greet

  • May 17-19 | Overnight Retreat

  • June 8 | 9:00am-1:00pm

  • July 13 | 9:00am-1:00pm

  • August 10 | 9:00am-1:00pm

  • September 21 | 9:00am-1:00pm

  • October 19 | 9:00am-1:00pm

  • October 25 | 6:00-9:00pm Ceremony and Reception


The participation fee is $100. Scholarships are available to defray

the cost of attendance if need is demonstrated. Funds will be due at the

time attendance is confirmed and are non-refundable.

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