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The Perch, 31 W Downer Place, Suite 301, Aurora, IL 60506

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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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Kid-Friendly Easter Reflections Webinar
April 3, 2020

Join us for this ONLINE event as we do several activities together to help kids reflect on the meaning of Easter. All registrants will be sent a link to join the live webinar on April 3 at 11 CST, a packet of materials for the activities, and a link to replay the video afterward.

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Soul Care Sampler: Lent/Easter
April 6, 2020

90 minutes. 3 practices. 0 experience necessary. Join us for this FULLY ONLINE WORKSHOP as we engage three different soul care practices related to the themes of Lent and Easter. We'll discuss each practice and have a chance to try them out. 

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April 22, 2020

Sometimes when we look at our lives, all we see is broken, scattered, disconnected pieces. In this hands-on workshop, you'll create a mosaic coaster. We'll reflect on how God uses the various pieces of our lives and pieces them together to make a beautiful creation.

what we offer


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.

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.


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.


Check out our blog and our store 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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"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.