An original organizer of the retreat, Karla Heeter is one of the guest speakers.  (Submitted photo)


A favorite at the retreat, Dr. Annie Heiderscheit offers music for healing.  (Submitted photo)


An author, Julie Saffrin, helps thank people who shaped our lives.  (Submitted photo)


The musical group, Sister, is performing at the retreat this year.  Members are (from left): Kjersten Dysthe, Alisa Leonard and Kara Millerhagen.  (Submitted photo)


The setting for the annual Connect Retreat is the beautiful Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo.  (Photo by Ed DuBois)