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“I’m in Awe” – a Participant Reflection

ROOTED IN MISSION: Gretchen Schodde had a dream to create a retreat center where people could experience renewal and deep well-being. In 1986, Harmony Hill opened its doors as a nonprofit retreat facility focused on wellness. In 1994, the cancer program was added to support those affected by cancer. In 2004 the Board made the [...]

2018-11-15T12:24:27-07:00

A Cancer Retreat Experience – Arrival

One 2017 retreat participant told the story of his arrival and experience at a cancer retreat: "There was a sense of peace as we drove up the driveway onto this beautiful property. Knowing that we were able to come here and do this together as a couple - not as 'one is the patient, one [...]

2018-11-15T12:24:27-07:00

From the Harmony Hill Board of Directors

Harmony Hill is undergoing a transition in leadership. It is important that we inform you of actions taken during this time. Our Harmony Hill Board of Directors has appointed Tracy Merrifield as Director of Transition as we undergo a thorough search for our next Executive Director. Tracy is both a former Harmony Hill Development Director [...]

2018-11-15T12:24:28-07:00

One Participant’s Journey – Anne Buck

To understand Anne’s journey leading her to Harmony Hill, you would have to understand her life before her cancer diagnosis. She had worked as a massage therapist and realized at one point she could no longer hold all of their emotions and stories she was hearing. Anne made the decision to attend seminary and pursue [...]

2018-11-15T12:24:28-07:00

A Story of Hope & Light: Ann Loonam

"I first came to Harmony Hill in July of 2014. I was almost a year cancer free at that point. I was feeling scattered and also stressed to my breaking point. Besides my breast cancer I had lost both parents to cancer, my Mom about 4 months before my diagnosis. There was also other cancer [...]

2018-11-15T12:24:29-07:00