What is the House of Prayer?

A charming retreat and spirituality center founded in 1982, the House of Prayer serves the needs of all who come seeking spiritual growth.

Our Vision

A sacred and peaceful space where all are welcome to come “home” to God, themselves and all creation.

Our Leadership

Director: Rev. Melissa Hill Greenbaum
President:  Rev. Emile Gauvreau
Treasurer: Craig King
Ashley Hull
George Wader
Anna Withrow

Our Ministries

  • Monthly Days of Retreat
  • Special Programs and Workshops
  • Blessing and Prayer Services
  • Days and Evenings of Reflection


2017-2018 Leadership Left to Right:
Back Row: Judith Hartner-Giandelone, Craig King, Rev. Emile Gauvreau, Don Ruane
Front Row: Joyce Kessel, George Wader, Barbara Darling, Rev. Melissa Hill Greenbaum

2018 Board Potluck

The Board of House of Prayer Retreat Center gathered for a potluck at the outgoing meeting of several members in May 2018.

Farewell Ceremony

Farewell Ceremony

The August 2017 farewell celebration at the Alva property included a meditation walk, a blessing offering for the new owners, and a chance for members to remember and reminisce about previous times at the Alva location. [gallery size="large"...