Pastors and faith leaders, are you looking for connection and momentum this season?

The Synod of Lincoln Trails is hosting a wellness program — not to help you be more productive, but to help you be more well

SOULstice is a three-month pilot program to help you find connection and momentum this winter. SOLT is covering the cost of the program.

What’s SOULstice?

  • Six virtual gatherings led by coaches Sara Dingman and Lois Annich.
  • Small groups that will help you check-in at your own pace using the FREE Marco Polo app (It’s a cinch and we’ll give you a tutorial).
  • A retreat in February (a gift of SOLT!) for participants to come together and enjoy meals, hikes, conversation — or whatever will you do your soul good.

SOULstice is open to all pastors/faith leaders in the synod … and beyond! If you’re a PC(USA) pastor in another synod and want to sign up, please do! (And if you’re from a different synod and would like to participate in the retreat, please email Sara Dingman.)

Opening session — A 60-minute large group gathering to introduce the program (choose one):

  • November 14: 11 am Eastern/ 10 am Central

  • November 15: 2 pm Eastern/ 1 pm Central

Topical discussions led by Sara Dingman and Lois Annich. Attend as many of these 60-minute sessions as you want — no preparation required!

  • Nov 29: 4 pm Eastern: “Surviving the Madness”

  • Dec 14: 11 am Eastern: “All is Calm, All is Bright”

  • Jan 5: 12pm Eastern: EPIPHANY PARTY

  • Jan 19: 11 am Eastern: TBD

  • Jan 31: 2pm Eastern: TBD

  • Feb 8: 11 am Eastern: TBD


LOIS ANNICH is a Professional Certified Coach who has enjoyed a rich career blending coaching, parish ministry, and consulting in business, faith communities, and nonprofits. A graduate of Yale Divinity School and ordained in the PC(USA), Lois has worked as a pastor, chaplain, and parish counselor.  Learn more about her at


SARA DINGMAN is the synod executive of the Synod of Lincoln Trails.  She has pastored churches from South Dakota to Edinburgh (and many places in between).