The Lydia Group is a coalition of individuals and organizations that provide retreats and resources that inspire growth and change lives. The common desire for authentic transformation unites this ecumenical network.



Welcome, welcome!

We welcome you to The Lydia Group LLC at Starrette Farm Retreat website. The Retreat House, situated on 50 acres in Statesville, NC, is a place of natural beauty, welcoming quiet and spiritual sustenance. We offer a variety of retreats and programs in support of fanning the flame of spiritual growth. In addition to the retreats and programs offered by The Lydia Group spiritual growth team, we also welcome churches, organizations, and other ecumenical groups who seek a beautiful setting to conduct their own group/board/leadership meetings. For Retreat House rental details, click on the Starrette Farm tab.

Retreats, Programs, & Resources

Into the Desert 2017Into the Desert :: Nurturing a Different Wisdom
November 20, 2017
Starrette Farm Retreat, Statesville
Many people’s lives do not allow them to be away for a 12 or 24 hour spiritual retreat. Though not
overnight, Desert Days at the Farm is our modest effort to provide you an extended safe place in
community to listen, renew, and interact with God and nature in the way God alone knows is needed.
Everyone seeking wisdom is invited. Learn more & register by clicking here.

Quiet Space Days
2nd Friday Monthly
Learn more and Register by clicking here: 2017 Quiet Space

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: 2017 Farm Calendar

Life, Leadership, and Executive Coach
Please visit Nicole Greer at

Spiritual Direction
To learn more about the sacred practice of Spiritual Direction, click here. (
For questions or to set up an appointment, contact Ann at

School of the Spirit
School of the Spirit (SOS) is a distinct one-year school of contemplative practices grounded in the basic spiritual practices of Jesus and the early church. It provides needed respite, renewal and a manageable pattern for spiritual growth. It is limited to 24 clergy/ministry staff & professionals. The 9th cohort begins May of 2018.
Click here for full document. Learn more and register here:


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