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An Enneagram Retreat
Friday, May 1 (6:45 p.m to 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, May 2 (8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Main Lounge, Mackay Campus Center

The term “enneagram” originates from two Greek words, ennea (nine) and grammi (line). It is a nine-pointed figure inscribed in a circle. According to Elizabeth Wagele, author of The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People, “the symbol, together with the personality types organized around the nine points, expresses a system of knowledge about nine distinct but interrelated personality types, or nine ways of seeing and experiencing the world. The Enneagram of Personality is generally presented as a psychospiritual system for mapping and understanding nine possible personality types.”

An Enneagram Retreat will be held on Friday, May 1 (6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, May 2 (8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) in the Main Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center.

The retreat will offer an introduction to the Enneagram as a tool for ministry. Embark on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and reach a deeper level of compassion  as you learn about the nine Enneagram personality types. See yourself and others more clearly and learn the strengths, stresses, and habitual ways of doing, thinking, and feeling that arise from your personality type.

The retreat will be led by Susie Smith, pastor of Peace Congregational Church in South Carolina, and Lynda Roberts, a faculty member of the Enneagram Institute, who conducts Enneagram workshops for businesses, teacher and parent groups, and faith-based communities.

Participants MUST take the free sample inventory of the Enneagram (or the more accurate $10 version) before the retreat. The inventory can be found at Please bring a printout of your scores to the retreat. It is important to have a good sense of your Enneagram type before you attend the retreat.

PTS students on the weekend meal plan can get their lunch in the Main Dining Room. Others should bring a brown bag lunch or indicate on the registration form that they wish to buy lunch in the Seminary’s Main Dining Room.

The cost for the retreat is $15 per student; $25 per couple (PTS student and spouse/fiancé); $30 for the PTS community and affiliates (spiritual directors, Trinity, SHBP counselors, and field education supervisors); and $60 for outside guests.

To register, please download the brochure. For questions, please call 609.497.7844 or email For more information about the Enneagram, visit

The retreat is sponsored by PTS’s Office of Student Counseling.