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Parish Retreat at Kanuga

Join your St. Michael’s family for a Michaelmas Celebration and High Country Weekend at Kanuga, North Carolina.

Kanuga Save the DateSeptmber 5-7, 2014
The theme of the weekend will be worship in your everyday life, including your life group!

Introducing the Rev. John Chisolm as our 2014 Kanuga Parish Weekend Away speaker.




A popular clinician in the area of worship for many years, John has appeared in every major denominational church setting and many non-denominational venues such as Music California, Music Minnesota, Music Florida, Music Texas, Music Colorado, The Florida Southern Baptist Convention, The Gospel Music Association’s Academy of the Christian Music Arts and many more. John has toured with Integrity’s Seminars4Worship and is a core instructor for Integrity’s Worship Institute at The University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama, and at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. John has also been a regular worship leader at The Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.

John has had over 400 songs published in his career and he has co-written and produced eight children’s and youth musicals in conjunction with Word Music, Integrity Music, and Lifeway Christian Resources. His compositions are in print with every major choral music company including Integrity Music, Word Music, Lillenas Music, Lifeway Christian Resources, and Allegis Music. John has released ten worship recordings of his own material distributed through Warner Brothers, Pamplin Music, Integrity Music, Martingale Music, and Firm Foundation Worship Ministries.

Since 2008, John has served as Pastor of Celebration Arts at Fairhaven Church (Reformed Church in America), Hudsonville, Michigan. John previously served as interim Worship Pastor of Adventure Christian Church in Sacramento, CA, Evangelical Free Church of Naperville, IL (west Chicago), and Worship Pastor at Westside Church in Omaha, NE.

John has a great love for international ministry and has ministered in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia over the last twenty years. He has been involved overseas with Worship International and with The Protestant Women of the Chapel, a military organization that provides ministry to military families throughout the nations.

An ordained minister, Integrity Music worship artist, music publisher, author, producer and seasoned songwriter, John has used his broad talents to develop a unique catalog of work for Star Song Communications, Integrity Music and for Firm Foundation Worship Ministries. He is the author of dozens of articles in the field of worship leadership published by,, and his own

John studied classical voice at the University of Memphis and holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of South Alabama, and  a Masters f Arts in Worship Studies from Liberty University

John is widely known for his songs recorded by Christian artists Ron Kenoly, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, The Gaither Vocal Band, Truth, First Call, The Cathedrals and many of Integrity’s Hosanna! Music recordings. John has been a long-time music industry professional in music publishing, artist development, songwriter, and producer roles for over 200 projects.

While serving as Vice-President of Publishing and Worship Resources for Star Song Communications in Nashville, John worked with many industry leaders such as Bill & Gloria Gaither. His work as Director of Song Publishing for Integrity Music in Mobile, Alabama, engaged him as concept A&R director and song development director for over 25 Hosanna! Music recordings, 26 Scripture Memory recordings, 25 children’s music recordings, the full roster of Integrity artists and many compilation recordings. At Integrity Music John also managed 18 songwriters and a staff of ten employees in the Song Development and Copyright Management departments.

John has been married to Donna for over 35 years, and they have a lovely daughter, Aly.


4:00 – 6:00pm    Registration – Main Lobby
6:00 – 7:00pm    Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm    Social Gathering – Fireside Lounge
7:00 – 7:30pm    Speaker
8:00 – 9:00pm    Campfire, Worship Music, & Smores
8:00 – 8:45am    Breakfast
9:00 – 12:30pm    Nursery & Children’s Program

9:00 – 11:00am     All Youth Low Ropes Course

9:00 – 12:00pm   Children’s Hike & Field games, Scavenger Hunt

9:00 – 9:45am    Gathering & Worship Music
9:45 – 11:00am    Speaker
11:00 – 11:15am    Break
11:15 – 12:30pm   Speaker
12:30 – 1:15pm    Lunch
1:15 – 6pm        Free Time
2:00 – 3:30pm    Hiking

3:00 – 6:00pm    All Youth Rock Climbing

4:00 – 6:00pm    Childcare option at Barnhouse
4:30 – 6:00pm    Wine & Cheese social

6:00pm              Children say dinner prayer

6:00 – 6:45pm    Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm    Shagging & Square Dance (all ages)

9:00 – 11:00pm   Youth Devotional & prayer

9:30 – 9:45pm    ComplineSunday
8:00 – 8:45am    Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30am    Nursery & Children’s Program

9:15am               Children sing Chapel song

9:30 – 10:15am    Speaker

10:00 – 11:45am  Rock Climbing
10:30 – 11:30am    Holy Communion Service
11:45am        Group Picture
12:00 – 12:45pm    Lunch

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