We are inviting people to come be a part of our mission
Our Diakonia will assist in these ways:
We are looking for a 3, 6, 9, or 12-Month Commitment to our Diakonia
Now that we have continuous activity at the Retreat Center from travelers in our hostel to regular events, we are adding to our summer intern program to a year-round, revolving program at Heart Ridge, meaning you can pick your length of stay and when you want to start and end. If you decide to stay longer than your original plan, you'll simply put in a request to extend your time. We want a consistent team of 4-5 individuals who will run the programs, serve the guests, and manage the facilities at the retreat center. Our apostolate is evangelization through 1)hospitality, 2)spending time in nature., and 3)our educational/faith-based/cultural programs.
We are looking for a team of adults who desire to grow in their faith with others, love the outdoors, and embrace our apostolate of hospitality.
We need individuals of all varying temperaments who will make up our team. We need both those who love standing in front of the crowd to those who are happiest setting up the microphones and passing out the songbooks. We need people with "people" skills or computer skills. Those who like to work with their hands and get dirty. And those who are gifted listeners.
We want people who are willing to use and develop their God-given strengths.
Here's What We Offer You
To live in a supportive and loving community
To grow in knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith
To evangelize and share the gospel to others through hospitality, service, and sometimes through conversations or teaching.
To live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. We have the largest concentration of waterfalls here. We also have many trails, lakes, etc.
To develop your gifts and interests. Whether you want to plan a conference on the Church Fathers, or devise a better method to grow pumpkins, we have many opportunities for you explore your talents and interests.
A weekly stipend
Here Are a Few More Details
We want to share a life together and build a community with a common goal. We will provide room and some board. Dinner will be provided once a week or more so that we can share in the fellowship of a meal together. Once a week we will also gather for a reflection or book study discussion. We will work 8 hours on most days, but you will have one day off per week. We will also ask everyone for an hour of adoration each week for the guests and retreatants.
Work at the retreat center during the non-summer months includes:
Running the hostel, welcoming the travelers
Helping to plan and organize events
Hosting and monitoring the groups who are there on retreat
Cooking and serving the retreatants' meals
Maintaining the grounds (removing trees, weeding, raking, chopping wood, mulching, tending the gardens, etc.)
Simple maintenance like changing filters, basic plumbing, installing locks, light carpentry and painting
Cleaning rooms and spaces before and after retreats
Cleaning houses and cabins for guests staying at Heart Ridge
Developing other programs at the retreat center, such as our ecology program for elementary students, hiking and kayak excursions, cultural performances, and more.
During the summer program when you are accompanied by our Summer Interns, your responsibilities would be:
Overseeing the creating and carrying out the main morning program
Training the summer interns–ie leading Bible Studies, leadership development, teamwork, etc.
Overseeing the interns chores
Prep and Serve Dinner to the camp
Set up and get Mass ready (pick music, readers, etc.)
Lead and assist the turnover between camps
If you have questions or would like more information, please email me at Tami@HeartRidgeMinistries.com.
If you'd like to visit the retreat center, please email Tami@HeartRidgeMinistries.com to schedule a time.
To apply, please email resume to same address.
We will be continuously taking applications as this is a revolving-door program and we will take on members as needed.