Recharge Wapo Men's Retreat

February 28 - March 01

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Hearing (and "Seeing") the Voice of the Good Shepherd in The Parables of Jesus

with Pastor Paul Oman 

We will look at the message and meaning Jesus implicated in the Middle-Eastern culture of his day as he told these parable. You will gain insights otherwise overlooked in our Western culture, and better understand the meaning and message of Jesus as a result. Paul will incorporate his artistic abilities into this study. Everyone is welcome. No Bible experience necessary. Paul will not “put you on the spot” but will allow you to participate at your own comfort level.


Speaker:  Paul Oman

Drawn to the Word Artist

Paul Oman, artist and pastor, shares his Drawn to the Word artistic ministry with audiences ecumenically across the country.  He served as a science teacher, then Lutheran pastor when, in 2011, he took up work as an artistic pastor full-time.  

Paul seeks to give new vision to God’s Word by using the process of painting to captivate audiences in our visually oriented culture.  Painting and drawing have been a part of Paul’s life since childhood.  Receiving national & international recognition for his work in watercolor, Paul uses this gift to proclaim the Gospel unique and powerful ways that impact lives and inspire mission.  

Paul works in many settings, including congregations, schools, universities, seminaries, camps, prisons, non-profits, and more.  The larger-than-life sized murals are painted with acrylics on stretched canvas.  

Paul lives near Amery, Wisconsin with his wife, Jana, and their children. 


Renew is open to all men ages 18 and up 


$125 – Early Bird (register on or before November 30th)

$150 – After November 30th 


Anderson Hall rooms are equipped with twin bunkbeds and a queen-sized bed with the ability to accommodate up to 4 singles.  Each room has its own bathroom and shower, counter space with a sink and mirror in addition to individual room thermostats.  The building has a cozy common space with couches and coffee area, as well as a chapel where our teaching will take place.  Full linen sets (bedding & towel set) are available for $15 additional at time of registration or with advance notice.  If you wish to room with another person, please indicate when you register.  We will accommodate as space allows.

 What to bring:

Bring twin bedding or a sleeping bag   Don’t forget a pillow and towel!  Other items you might need: winter gear (snow pants, boots, etc.), casual clothing, toiletries, bible, and journal.

Please don’t hesitate to communicate any other needs you may have.


Tentative Schedule

Friday – Febuary 28th
6:30-7:30 – Arrival/Registration
8:00 – Opening Gathering
9:00 – Snack/Social Hour

 Saturday – Febuary 29th
8:00 – Breakfast
9:30-10:30 – Teaching Session with Paul Oman
10:30 – Break
10:45-11:45 – Teaching Session with Paul Oman
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Recreational Activities/Free Time
5:00 – Supper
6:45 – Worship
7:45 – Snack/Social Hour

Sunday – March 1st
8:00 – Coffee Hour
9:00 – Final Gathering
10:00 – Brunch
11:30 - Departure

Start Date: February 28, 2020 to March 01, 2020
Start Time: 7:00pm
Contact: Ryan Braaten
Location: Camp Wapo
738 Hickory Point Ln
Amery WI 54001