Young Adult Weekend Retreat at Mo-Ranch
Walking the Talk: Dialogue in Times of Disagreement
How do we talk to one another in times of conflict? How do we find a way when there seems to be no way to clarity? Retreat leader, Bee Morehead, will walk us through something called the Talanoa Dialogue, a process from Fiji that has been used by the United Nations to guide people through conflict. Conversations are shaped around three simple questions that help people get to key issues important to both sides. Join us for a great weekend of fun and deep dialogue.
Young Adult Weekend is a chance for adults, ages 22-39, to recharge, relax and get away for the weekend. Gather with like-minded young adults at Mo-Ranch for a spiritually renewing weekend filled with thoughtful conversations, recreation, new friends and fun in the beautiful wide-open spaces of the Texas Hill Country.
Bee Moorhead is the executive director of Texas Impact and has held this position for 18 years. She is also the executive director of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Texas Impact’s sister organization. Bee Moorhead was instrumental in developing the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy with the Texas Impact board of directors. Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy’s main mission is to improve and expand interfaith public policy education and dialogue.
Under her leadership, Texas Impact and the Interfaith Center have earned state and national recognition for work on interfaith education and community leadership development. Texas Impact has received two awards of merit from the Religion Communicators Council for outstanding publications. Radian 6 named Texas Impact one of the most influential Twitter feeds of the 82nd Texas legislative session.
Bee previously served as a senior fiscal policy analyst for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts where she helped to lead the nationally known Texas Performance Review, providing members of the Legislature with numerous recommendations for strengthening state government and state services, many of which are now law. She was the architect of “Family Pathfinders”, a unique initiative linking families on public assistance with faith and community-based organizations.
Bee holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas Austin. She also holds an undergraduate degree in theatrical costume design from the University of Texas at Austin, and she has studied theology and New Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Bee was awarded the 2011 “Trailblazer” award by the Texas chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women. She has served on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Pollution Prevention advisory council and currently serves on several advisory committees to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She has received Climate Project presenter training with former Vice President Al Gore and executive communication training with the University of Texas Annette Strauss Institute. She is an alumna of Leadership Austin.
Bee serves as an adjunct faculty member at St. Edward’s University in the political science department where she teaches legislative process and lobbying, and at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she lectures on faith and public policy.
An ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Bee has been a member of University Presbyterian Church in Austin since 1983. She is married to Robert Moorhead, a long-time staff member of the award-winning PBS television show “Austin City Limits”, and they have three children.
WHAT IS TEXAS IMPACT?
Texas Impact is a statewide religious grassroots network whose members include individuals, congregations, and governing bodies of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. Texas Impact exists to advance state public policies that are consistent with universally held social principles of the Abrahamic traditions.
Texas Impact accomplishes its mission by developing grassroots networks in local communities and mobilizing them to advocate with their legislators on specific issues. Developing these networks includes a process of broad policy and advocacy education in congregations and denominational bodies. Networks are also built through a variety of exercises such as team-building activities in local faith communities; leadership development with key individuals and groups; and coordination with lawmakers, media, and other public interest groups.
Cost and Housing
Hotel-style and group housing lodging accommodations will be available for reservations.
Single occupancy room: $490
Double occupancy room: $365
Group housing rate: $345
Child rate: $50
A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.
Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.
What to Bring
Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.
Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.
If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.