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2024 CLADD Retreat

See and Experience

the Divine Beyond All Names


Our time together will include invitations to use images to encounter the Divine, including Visio Divina, Ignatian Contemplation, and sharing our stories. We will have ample time for personal prayer and reflection. Come and rest, retreat, reconnect, and reground with the God Beyond All Names. 

Retreat Information

Presenter:  Amy Hoover  (see below to learn more about Amy)

When February 1-2, 2024


Location:  Holiday Inn & Suites @ Ameristar - Council Bluffs 

(2202 River Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501)   (See Map Below)

Hotel Registration Deadline:  January 11, 2024 

(to ensure room rate of $107). See below to reserve room.

Retreat Registration Deadline:  January 24, 2024


No refunds after January 26, 2024 due to catering contract.

Retreat Registration Cost:  $90.00 

See below to register for the retreat.

The registration cost includes dinner on Thursday, lunch on Friday, and snacks.

For those staying at the hotel, breakfast on Friday is included. 

Limited scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please contact Kevin O'Donnell at or (515) 282-4839.

About Amy Hoover


Amy has been offering spiritual direction for over 19 years.  She received a certificate in spiritual direction from the St. Joseph Educational Center in Des Moines, IA in 2003.  She then continued her education and received her Master’s degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in 2010.  She is experienced in individual, group and retreat direction using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  She is also a trained supervisor of spiritual directors. She was previously Director of Adult Faith Formation at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart in Ankeny.  


After 9 years as the Director of the Creighton University Retreat Center, she returned to Ohio to assist her aging parents and spent last year at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford as the Director of Adult Ministry before retiring in May.  She continues to journey with people in spiritual direction and supervision and is on the Core Team for the Spiritual Direction Internship at the Jesuit Spiritual Center.  She enjoys dream work, SoulCollage®, playing bridge and pickle ball.  Amy has two grown children, four grandchildren in Omaha.

Register for the Retreat:

To register online for the retreat, please click the Pay Now button below, and then you can check out as a guest using your credit/debit card. If you have a PayPal account, you can login and pay using your account. If you have any questions or difficulty registering online, please contact us. 


If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check payable to Emmaus House and mail to 3315 70th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322.

Hotel Reservations

Room Cost:  $107.00 (plus taxes & fees)

This rate is good until January 11, 2024.

To make your hotel reservation, please click the button below, or call the hotel at (712) 322-5050 and reference the CLADD Retreat. 

Retreat Schedule

Thursday, February 1st


1:00 pm    Retreat Begins

                Session 1

5:30 pm    Dinner 

                Session 2

Friday, February 2nd


9:00 am     Session 3 

12:00 pm   Lunch

1:00 pm     Session 4

3:00 pm     Retreat Ends

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