Attending Virtually?

This year's Women's Retreat will be available both in-person at 140 Gathering Place Lane and online through St. Andrew's YouTube channel (for the Messages from the Rev. Sarah Goettsch) and Zoom (for the Bible Study Breakouts).

Click on the images above to go directly to YouTube Live for the Morning Session (9-10:15 a.m.), the Afternoon Session (12:30-1:30 p.m.), and the Closing Session (2:40-3:15 p.m.). If you are logged into your own YouTube account, you can participate in the Live Chat during the Messages. (If there is any problem with the direct links, the livestream will always be at the top of our YouTube channel:

If you want to participate in the Bible Study Breakout sessions via Zoom, please make sure to register ( so organizers know to expect you. You can join the breakout sessions (10:30-11:15 a.m. | 1:30-2:40 p.m.) by clicking  below. 

Join the Breakout Sessions on Zoom

Download Retreat Packet

Go to St. Andrew's YouTube Channel

Please mark your calendars on Friday Feb. 4 and Saturday Feb. 5

for the St. Andrew Women’s Retreat 2022:

a time of connection, inspiring messages,

and exploring God’s Word.

This year's keynote speaker will be the Rev. Sarah Goettsch, pastor of Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. 

The retreat will be held in-person at St. Andrew (140 Gathering Place Lane, Iowa City), but the Saturday sessions will be livestreamed on St. Andrew's YouTube channel.

Cost for the weekend will be $15 and includes a packet of material to be used during the retreat. (Payment can be made through the church website:


RETREAT Flyer (8.5"x11")

Retreat Logo (Presentation)

The Rev. Sarah Goettsch

The Rev. Sarah Goettsch serves as the pastor of Lutheran Campus Ministries at the University of Iowa and as the pastor of young adult/campus ministries at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Her preaching so powerfully blends theology with personal experience that she seem in the company of Nadia Bolz-Weber (Accidental Saints), Rachel Held Evans (Searching for Sunday), and Brennan Manning (The Ragamuffin Gospel), while still offering an utterly unique voice and well-grounded perspective.

She describes "hope" as "difficult, laboring, elusive, and universal."

Past messages from Sarah Goettsch

Below are videos from the two messages the Rev. Sarah Goettsch delivered at St. Andrew during the 2021 calendar year. We are excited to hear what insights she has to share during this year's Women's Retreat.