Pastor Chris and seven Leadership team members went up to Lake Keowee, January 3-5th, 2016 to plan events for the semester, get to know one another even more and to just have some fun before the start of a new semester. We were able to learn more about our team as a whole and what we wanted LCM to portray to students and the world. I love being a part of LCM, and it made me very excited to hear more about and be a part of all the “background” work that keeps LCM alive. During this retreat, we planned events such as the Wednesday night programs, social and service based events, and also discussed new ideas on how to improve LCM. We also created purpose statements for each of the leadership groups, this made me truly think about what I want LCM to be for others. This retreat wasn’t only a meeting type setting, we had a night out where we ate dinner together at O’Charley’s and also looked out at the beautiful lake. I really enjoyed the retreat, and I cannot wait for the next Leadership retreat in April!