Keynote Speaker and Service Providers

Rev. Kelli Clement,

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker

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Ministries and magic happen at the AUW Retreat,” says Rev. Kelli Clement. She heard her call to ministry at the very first AUW Retreat at Koinonia when she was on the planning committee. Many retreats, friendships, and memories later, she still thinks of this as sacred time and can’t wait to join us this year.



Kelli serves two congregations as minister: First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, where she manages the programs in Social Justice and Welcome, and St. Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, in St. Croix Falls, WI, where she is the quarter-time minister. She is a longtime member of First Universalist Church.


Most days she practices art play for sanity and joy. Kelli lives with husband Mike and poodle Memphis near Lake Nokomis; daughter Sofia is a college sophomore in Iowa.

Keynote:  Don’t Ask if We are Safe; Ask if We are Ready: Resilience, Community, and Creativity in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower.


Let’s explore this book together as both metaphor and guide for the current and coming apocalyptic times. Your experience will be enhanced if you read the book in advance, but it is not required.

Rev. Sheryl Stowman, Spiritual Direction












Rev. Sheryl Lyndes Stowman, a UCC minister trained in the Diamond Approach, practices spiritual guidance with a focus on spiritual transformation.


She facilitates an inquiry process into what is emerging in your life, soul and self that honors your questions, experiences and hopes.


Her background has been in clinical pastoral education and chaplaincy grief work with people of diverse backgrounds.

Ann Agrimson, Massage

Ann Agrimson has been using her exceptional bodywork skills to help people since 2004.  No massage is the same because each session is tailored to the client. Her approach is nurturing and intuitive and based on years of study and education. Types of massage includes deep tissue, Triggerpoint and Swedish massage. 

Ann is also a Master energy practitioner of Bio-energy healing.  She works with clients' chakras and auric fields to help body, mind and spirit. Clients find the process relaxing, rejuvenating and supportive. 

Ann’s business, Fireside Healing, is located in South Minneapolis where she lives with her husband and two elderly cats who are very spoiled.

* Please wear light weight comfortable clothing for her sessions, and wear an N95 or KN95 mask.

Trish Kloeckl, Shiatsu Massage

Trish Kloeckl has been a Shiatsu massage practitioner since 2000, sharing her skills in various settings including the Center for Victims of Torture and previous AUW retreats.  


She loves working in a retreat setting and encourages women to keep balance and care for themselves with a shiatsu session. Shiatsu means 'finger pressure' in Japanese. Based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, shiatsu delivers finger/thumb pressure to acupressure points.

Outside of shiatsu, Trish specializes in rehabilitation of the upper extremity as a Certified Hand Therapist and also works in the Integrative Health program in Lifestyle Medicine.

* Please wear light weight comfortable clothing for her sessions, and wear an N95 or KN95 mask.