53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:ON-SITE. Come to the Table
Date:March 18th, 2023.


ON-SITE. Come to the Table

Saturday, March 18, 2023. 9:30am - 3:30pm.

Facilitated by Michele Suhocki and 

Val Liptak $45, includes lunch. 

During this retreat we will spend time looking at how God used events in the Old and New Testament stories and how, in the midst of what seemed impossible, worked everything out for our good. We will discuss what tools God gave us to help us get through difficult times. 


Michele is a Recreational Therapist and earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Fine Arts.  She currently works in a Long-Term Care facility and is passionate about serving Veterans who have Dementia/Alzheimer's, with honor and dignity.

She is involved in women’s retreats and bible studies, a Eucharist Minister, Lector and Homebound Minister.  Michele has been married for 29 years, has two adult children and one furry friend named Jax.

Taking time to unplug from this world, getting focused and getting real helps Michele accept her call to Discipleship, living by faith in Christ, walking in the Holy Spirit, and resting in God's Grace.

Inspired by “The Walk to Emmaus” story in the Gospel of Luke, she feels called to help people rediscover Christ's presence in their lives, to gain fresh understanding of God's transforming grace and to form friendships that foster faith and support spiritual maturity.


Valenda (Val) is a certified Spiritual Director, a Register Nurse and earned a Master degree in Health Care Management.  She currently works in the hospital administration and is passionate about serving complexed medical patients. She is involved in women’s retreats and bible studies, a Eucharist Minister, and is a member of several community organizations that support the underserved people in the community.  Valenda has been married for 30 years and has four adult children and three grandchild.  She takes care of her adult disabled sister and walks alone side her sister and children through joys and challenges of life.   Balancing time with others and time alone helps her to find her rhythm in this journey we call life.   As a Spiritual Director, Valenda is committed to honoring each person through attentive listening and conversation.  She enjoys encouraging women to deepening their relationship with God through bible stories, reflection, conversation, and journaling while supporting each person where they are on their life journey.


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