Camp Lake Stephens schedules pair of confirmation retreats


The Rev. David Carroll and the Rev. Eddie Rester will be the speaker for two confirmation retreat at Camp Lake Stephens near Oxford. Carroll, senior pastor at Jackson Alta Woods UMC, will be the speaker Jan. 23-25, while Rester, senior pastor at Hattiesburg Parkway Heights, will lead the Jan. 30-Feb. 1 event.

The confirmation retreats are designed to complement the confirmation program offered through local churches. The retreat experience is not meant to replace any or all of existing confirmation programs. Rather, it is designed to reinforce the work being done in the local church. 

The retreats will feature workshops on history, scripture, worship, grace, sacraments and mission. 

Cost is $110, and the registration deadline is Jan. 9. For more information and to download a registration form online, go to For other questions, call Camp Lake Stephens at 662-234-3350 or e-mail Program Director Russell Casteel at