The Lydia Group is a coalition of individuals and organizations that provide retreats and resources that inspire growth and change lives. We invite you to see with new eyes, challenge your limitations, deepen your spiritual roots and live out your passion. The common desire for divine transformation unites this ecumenical network.



Welcome, welcome!

We’re glad you are visiting our website. The Lydia Group exist to accompany, equip and support you on your spiritual journey. Perhaps one of the offerings on this site will assist you. Enjoy your visual journey through the website –– then plan to participate as the Spirit draws you. Know that your presence with us is truly welcomed and cherished.

Current Offerings

The 8th cohort of School of the Spirit begins May of 2017.
The School of the Spirit now has their own website. Click here
Limited to 24 clergy/leaders.
Click here to learn more.
To Register Online:

2016 Desert Days: Nurturing a Different Wisdom
Guided themed retreats at Starrette Farm for “Experiencing the Holy in Community and in Solitude.”
The sole/soul purpose of these days is to nurture a different wisdom, a wisdom the world cannot give.
Because the Retreat House space is limited, when 9 paid registrations are received, registration will close.
Click here to learn more

Retreat House Rental To view farm, space and amenities click here: Starrette Farm Retreat Amenities Flyer. For a Complete Listing of Happenings at the Retreat House at Starrette Farm click here: 2016 Farm Calendar

Life & Leadership Coaching
Please visit Nicole Greer at

Spiritual Direction
For a working definition of “Spiritual Direction,” please refer to the website of Davidson United Methodist Church. Spiritual Direction questions or to set up an appointment, contact Ann at

Quiet Space Days
2nd Friday Monthly
Learn more and Register by clicking here: 2016 Quiet Space


Ann Starrette
Director of Spiritual Formation
Founder of The Lydia Group LLC
Staff at Davidson United Methodist Church, Davidson NC