We Are the Branches


Jesus said, “I am the Vine, you are the branches” (Jn 15:5). Quite often in our organizations, the demands of responsibilities can place our focus on details outside of who we are called to be in our ministry roles. We are the Branches is a two-part, three hour customized session for parish staffs, ministry leaders, volunteers, and pastoral teams, focusing on the leadership traits of Christ, Scripture and the Catechism to:

Reignite your vocation • identify methods to work together • spend time in personal reflection

"Our back to school staff retreat facilitated by Greg Wasinski was the best Retreat Day the St. Peter School staff has ever experienced. Greg prepared the staff spiritually for the busy start of the year. The entire teaching staff felt better able to face the challenges of the school year after attending Greg's retreat."
~ Becky Brown, Principal St. Peter School Lorain, OH


The Team/Staff will converse openly to gain confidence, serve humbly and work together with defined objectives including measurable goals.


Participants will be given pastoral leadership input with vision from a volunteer and staff perspective through the lens of proven management skills.


Follow up recommendations will be given to administrators to best help your team to continue to grow as a group.

"I felt renewed and drawn closer to Jesus, feeling a thirst to turn to Him more in all that I do. I also feel called to guide the students to recognizing and being responsible as a branch helping His kingdom grow and rejoicing in it."
~"We are the Branches" Participant


8:30 - Welcome & Prayer
8:45 - Session 1 Presentation
9:15 - Group Discussion
9:45 - Session 2 Presentation
10:15 - Personal Development Time
10:45 - Session 3 Presentation with Integrated Group Discussion
11:30 - Closing & Prayer