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Anderson University Pastors Retreat

A place to rest, reflect, and study

As an extension of the Church and our commitment to great hospitality, Anderson University is pleased to offer housing respite to ease the incredible demands placed on pastors. Located on the University campus, the Pastor’s Retreat is available for those called to ministry who need a place to rest, reflect, and study. The retreat space is offered on a per-room basis. The cottage may be occupied by multiple people at any given time.

The facility can be used for:

  • Pastoral sabbaticals
  • Ministerial retreats
  • Planning sessions
  • Focused writing
  • Ministry preparation

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Full-time ministers and their spouses
  • Ministerial teams
  • Priority reservations to ministry partners in the Southern Baptist Convention

Anderson University is pleased to encourage and support the rest and renewal of the pastors of our state and region. We hope you will enjoy your stay in the exciting environment of an energetic, leading Christ-centered University.

Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D.

President and Professor of Management


The Anderson University Pastor’s Retreat is a fully furnished 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom cottage that sleeps up to six people on the main-level and four people upstairs. The main-level rooms are listed below and the upstairs room is open concept with four twin beds and a bathroom. The retreat space is offered on a per-room basis and may be occupied by multiple people at a given time. Eligible pastors may stay for up to 21 days at a small fee of $35 per room, per night. Please contact Guest Services for further information.

Oak Suite

  • Queen bed
  • Ensuite, walk-in shower & garden tub

Ivy Suite

  • King bed
  • Ensuite, walk-in shower

Acorn Suite

  • Double bed
  • Ensuite, walk-in shower


  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Private Parking
  • Gathering Rooms
  • Clothes Steamer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens & Towels
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Cooking Basics
  • Screened in Porch
  • Patio with Gas Grill