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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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Soul Care Sampler: Love
February 10, 2020

For 90 minutes we'll explore 3 different soul care practices related to the theme of love. We'll chat about each practice and have a chance to try them out.

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Galentine's Day Workshop
February 13, 2020

We have the amazing Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation to thank for Galentine's Day, a holiday to celebrate the women in our lives. Invite a few girlfriends to join us for a fun night of treats, crafts, and a photo booth!

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Soul Care Toolkit Workshop
February 22, 2020

Make a tailor-fit plan for your soul care. We'll try out several different practices and make a toolkit of activities that work for you. Then we'll create a plan that you can start using right away.

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Ministry Leader Retreat
January 29, 2020

Come alone or bring your team and get away for a morning of rest and refreshment. We'll take care of all the details--all you have to do is show up!

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Be the Change You Want to See
February 1, 2020

Chi Chi Okwu guides us in thinking through race in America as we learn how to approach this delicate topic with truth and grace. This event is FREE!

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My Intent Workshop
February 4, 2020

Find your word for the year and stay focused on what God is inviting you into in 2020. As part of the workshop, you'll get to choose a hand-stamped necklace, bracelet, or key chain with your word.

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.