Program Manager Appointed to Lake Huron

Rev. Cora Glass

Lake Huron Retreat Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Cora Glass as Program and Hospitality Manager, beginning May 1. With this newly expanded position, the retreat center will broaden its programming with an emphasis on spiritual growth, rest and renewal for clergy and laity. 

“Cora brings a passion for retreat ministry and a vision for developing new programs to our already strong ministry,” said Rev. Ann Emerson, Site Director. Both Rev. Emerson and Rev. Glass are ordained deacons in the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. “The Lord has opened a door for us to move our ministry forward in exciting ways. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Lake Huron team,” Rev. Emerson said.

In addition to developing  new programs and growing existing events such as our R&R Retreats, Cora will work directly with group leaders who utilize the retreat center for their own events. 

“I’m looking forward to planning new retreat experiences that help guests connect with God in fun and meaningful ways,” Rev. Glass said. “I am excited to welcome guests to Lake Huron Retreat Center and grow this ministry in creative ways.”

Cora’s gifts for spiritual growth and leadership began in her local church as a youth leader at First United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Michigan and blossomed during her education at High Point University (High Point, NC) and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston, IL). She enjoys leading retreats for children, college students, and church groups that grow faith through sharing stories and engaging art.

 Lake Huron Retreat Center recently was awarded a $20,000 grant from the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries (UMCRM) Association, which will support this new position and help provide start-up funding for new retreats and programs. 

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center also received a UMCRM grant to install five RV camping sites for volunteers to use while working.