Winter Retreat, Contemplative Outreach of Central Florida November 6-8, 2020

Event details

  • Friday | November 6, 2020 to Sunday | November 8, 2020
  • 5:00 pm
  • Canterbury Retreat Center 1601 Alafaya Trl, Oviedo, FL 32765
  • Alice Logan, registration:

Deepening the Contemplative Life

The Canterbury Retreat Center is currently closed because of the pandemic situation.  We are monitoring the situation and will be making decisions in August regarding holding this retreat depending on the pandemic situation.  Updated information will be posted here as it becomes available.   Please stay safe.   – June 1, 2020

Contemplative Outreach of Central Florida will be hosting a weekend retreat on Friday November 6 until Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Canterbury Retreat Center in Oviedo, FL.  The theme will be Deepening the Contemplative Life.   Veteran presenters  Susan Komis and Susan Rush will be facilitating the weekend.

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Susan Komis is a nationally known Retreat Leader in Christian contemplative practice.  She is well known to many of us in Florida for having facilitated several retreats, Living Flame events and workshops throughout our Chapter.  Susan  served Contemplative Outreach beginning in 1990, first as a volunteer, then as a coordinator for the St. Louis, MO Chapter, and for many years as the Director of the CPS Chapter Programs and Services where she provided support to Coordinators and Contact Persons throughout the Contemplative Outreach spiritual community.

She serves as a staff person for numerous Contemplative Outreach retreats, mentors other servant leaders, and continues to develop leadership formation programs for Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Susan is a certified Pastoral Minister and has worked in Adult Faith Development and various other ministries including spiritual direction and inter-spiritual dialogue. It will be a joy to have her back with us in Florida.


Susan Rush has been active in the Contemplative Outreach community for almost three decades. She has served in the field of health care throughout her adult life. Her background is in Clinical Pastoral Education, formation for contemplative leadership and she is a certified spiritual director. Susan has served on many hospice and palliative care teams. Susan served as the founding coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico and has served in other areas in CO, Ltd. Susan states that her connection with the CO community is her key to remaining resilient in our “wobbly” world. Compassionate presence with a contemplative heart is her goal. She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.