John and Sandy Drescher-Lehman are the retreat hosts, along with their dog, Chicory (Chico) Willow, goats and chickens and are glad to assist you with any questions.

John is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Spiritual Director, with his practice on the premises.  He’s also a photographer and the artist who’s working with the Creator to build the sacred spaces for contemplation on the grounds.

Sandy is a Pastor, Social Worker, Writer and Spiritual Director who becomes energized by being with people. She loves to use colors and symbols to help build a deeper awareness of God and uses those gifts to help create the sacred spaces for contemplation on the FernRock grounds.   E-mail Sandy.

Together, John and Sandy parent two young adults, Maria and Jonathan and his wife, Brittany, bike, honor the earth, work passionately, eat well and celebrate often, sharing the space with 2 dogs, 2 goats and a flock of chickens.   The Drescher-Lehmans moved to this place in 2000, that was taken from the Lenne Lenape people many moons ago and where more recently, 8 families had each owned a cabin and an outhouse, celebrating their lives with God and each other for many years.  The dream to continue that Presence in a contemplative way, while also making this their home, began to form the day they first walked the land and continues to expand with your presence and prayers offered here.

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