about the perch

Our mission is to provide space and skills for soul care so you can engage God, others, and yourself in meaningful ways. Designed to be a resting place, we offer an environment to experience rest, renewal, reflection, and rejuvenation. We specialize in serving church leaders.

We believe in order to love and live well, we need to experience love, healing, and holistic health ourselves. Toward this end, we offer retreats, classes, workshops, groups, and resources to help you develop in these areas. You'll find that we're always adding to our calendar, so check back often to see our latest offerings. We are led by our director, Amy Jackson, and we're located in the heart of Aurora, Illinois. We hope you'll join us soon for an event!

Have an idea for a retreat or class we should offer? Or, want to partner with us? Please contact us below.

 

upcoming events

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4-Week Soul Care Toolkit Workshop
Begins September 17

Create a customized plan for your soul care in this virtual 4-week version of our Soul Care Toolkit Workshop. You'll receive a printed workbook to work through as well as guidance from Amy every step of the way. Don't miss this practical workshop.

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Personal Retreat at The Perch
Available Now!

Need to get away? You can now choose a day to take a personal retreat at The Perch. Choose from 4 different themes, and we'll provide several practices you can do during your time at The Perch. The best part: you'll have peace and quiet. The space is yours!

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Calm in the Chaos Home Retreat
Available Now!

You'll have everything you need for a meaningful retreat with this resource. We'll send you a packet with all the materials you'll need. Plus, we'll give you access to videos with teaching and activities. It's the next best thing if you can't get to The Perch for a retreat.

 

what we offer

Retreats

Get away, breathe, and reflect. We provide spaces where you can rest a while, recharge, and then return to living your calling. We especially welcome church leaders. Book The Perch for a Personal Retreat here.

Church Leader Events

We love people who serve the church and want to support you with unique events. Learn a new skill, connect with other leaders, and rest a while in the company of others who get it.

Workshops and Classes

Invest in your growth by attending a class at The Perch. You'll experience a unique learning atmosphere where you'll learn skills to engage God, others, and yourself more deeply.

Partnership

Use your gifts to bless others at an event from The Perch. If you're an artisan, speaker, spiritual director, or otherwise involved in soul care, we want to meet you! Contact us today.

Resources

Check out our blog and our store as well as our guided meditations for our latest resources to help you engage God, others, and yourself in meaningful ways. We want to see you thrive as you live your calling.

Custom Events

Create a custom retreat or training event for your group or staff team. Amy Jackson will work with you to create and lead the perfect event for your group. Contact Amy directly.

 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"The retreat gave me time to focus and think about what’s important. I thought I would leave with a list of tangible goals (my type A personality) but instead I left with more of a change of heart. A much needed one! Thank you."

 

—  Debbie R.

contact the perch

We'd love to hear from you! Let us know if you have any questions, and we'll get back to you right away.

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