"Footprints" Retreat | September 8 - 9, 2018

"Footprints" Retreat

Kia ora Koutou,

We invite you to join us for a fully hosted weekend retreat at Titoki Christian Healing Centre in rural Whakatane.

Karri-Ann Vercoe and Sue Anaru will lead this retreat, looking back at your footprints through the storyline tool. We will then look forward to where God wants to take you next, given the journey to date, and the person you have become.

Sue will weave reflections of her 800km Camino de Santiago walk into the weekend. Creative activities to express what you've learnt will be enjoyed.

The Way of St James is the ancient pilgrim path also known as the Camino de Santiago. Walking 800kms isn't everyone's cup of tea but last year, through the month of June, I did it!

And my life was forever changed. Admittedly, it wasn't all blood, sweat and tears. People, experiences and places too, enriched my pilgrimage.

Our Hope For You

Retreatants may glean from some of my life lessons I learnt along The Way. The September, 2 day retreat will be shared team teaching alongside my dear friend Karri-Ann Vercoe. She will teach us how to skillfully weave life storylines noting significant points; you'll be able to clearly see God's handiwork throughout your storylines.

And Isaiah 49:16:4 says “God has inscribed you on the palm of His hand”.


Our Facilitators

Sue Anaru


I'm young enough to have more black hair than grey. My 17 year old son Pounamu would say it's hard having a Christian mother who has been a school teacher for umpteen years, who is over 50 (more closer to 60!). My husband Jacob may not say it, but I suspect he'd agree. I'm a sister to heaps of brothers and sisters - 9 in all! The favourite child of Martha and Neil Raureti (siblings would dispute this). I've been on staff at Titoki since January 2018, if you'd like to know more come to the retreat!

Karri-Ann Vercoe

Karri-Ann Vercoe is a church leader at Elim Church, Rotorua. A teacher for many years and now a lecturer at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Her children would call her a Proverbs 31 mother, "she is worth far more than jewels". Life's many experiences have taught Karri-Ann about God's love, grace and her purpose in life.

What is the format of the retreat?

The teacher in me wants to start 9am Saturday 24th  November but experience suggests people will be rearing to go at 10am. 

Feel free however, to come earlier (from 9am onwards) to settle into your rooms, we'll have a cuppa at 9.30 and the first step of our journey will begin at 10am.

Sunday morning will be our last session following breakfast. We'll finish off with morning tea at 11am.

You can bring...

A sense of humour, a hanky, your Bible and an open mind. Smile 

A pen and/or coloured pencils, journal or notebook will be helpful too.

Two people can take away...

A special gift pack. The 4th and 8th person to book will receive a special gift when they leave.

Can you describe the accommodation at Titoki?

Titoki’s rooms are warm, comfortable and of motel quality standard.  Some rooms have ensuites, whilst others have shared bathrooms. All have electric blankets through the winter.  Meals are homestyle, made from fresh Titoki produce and will be served along with delicious snacks, teas and coffees. Titoki can cater for specific dietery needs.  Please let us know at time of booking.

What does the retreat cost?

The retreat cost is $210 per person for a premium room with ensuite and includes all meals at Titoki.  For those who opt for a single-bed room with shared bathroom, the price is $190. If you'd like to share a room with a friend, we have a two single-bed option for $180 each.

Spaces are limited.

Please contact us at info@titoki.org.nz to make your booking, or if you'd like more information talk to Sue on 07 308 6503.

Posted: Friday 17 August 2018