44rd Annual Spiritual Enrichment Experience at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

April 13-15, 2018 – Lake Junaluska, NC – 2 Sessions

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Kim Goddard

Reverend Kim Goddard is the speaker for this year’s Spiritual Enrichment Experience. Kim grew up in Giles County, Virginia and received a BS degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and a MDiv degree from Duke Divinity School. She has served churches in Holston Conference since 1985 and is currently the Su- perintendent of the New River District. Kim is married to Jim and they have two daughters, Annie and Lindsey, one son, Jimmy and his wife Dale, and four grandsons, Xander, Gavin, Amado and Isaac. 

Kim says, “My ancestry runs through generations of farmers, railroad workers and coal miners. Through their love and witness I received the priceless gifts of grace through faith in Jesus Christ, a home in the United Methodist church, appreciation for a good story, and a love for the mountains.”


Music Leader

Reverend Willie Kitchens

Willie KitchensBorn on January 6, 1956, to a musical family in Chattanooga, Ten- nessee, Willie David Kitchens, Jr., fell in love with music at an early age. At age seven, Kitchens began singing at community churches with his sisters and his father, a guitarist with the gospel group Five Sons of Calvary. Kitchens soon became a member of the Rose- bud Choir at his family’s church, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist. Willie Kitchens, Sr. taught his son to play guitar when he was ten, and at sixteen the younger Kitchens joined the Five Sons of Calvary as bass guitarist and background vocalist. 

After graduating high school, Kitchens attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

At age twenty-four, Kitchens began to concentrate on gospel per- formance. Over the years, he taught himself to play the harmon- ica, piano, and electric keyboards. Kitchens performed and ministered everywhere from “Bobby Jones Gospel” to colleges, to prisons.

In 1995, Kitchens became Music and Performing Arts Director for the Bethlehem Center, a ministry in inner-city Chattanooga; there he created a traveling youth choir for children from two to eighteen years of age and opened the Bethlehem Recording Studio for the Bethlehem Center’s radio and television programs.

Willie plans and leads the Commons Gospel Service at Christ United Methodist Church in Chattanooga.. In addition to leading the gospel service at Christ Church, Willie is the Pastor of Christ’s sister church, Bethlehem Wiley UMC.


Each retreat is an afternoon and evening of one day and a morning service the following day. The first retreat is Friday, April 13, afternoon and evening and Saturday morning, April 14.

The second retreat is Saturday April 14, afternoon and evening and Sunday morning, April 15.


10:00 am—5:00 pm       Room registration at Bethea Welcome Center

(Rooms may not be available for check-in until 4 PM.)

10:00 am—12:00 pm   SEE Registration at Bethea Center

11:30 am —1:30 pm      Lunch at Terrace and Lambuth Dining Rooms

1:30 pm                         Opening Worship Service at Harrell Center Auditorium

3:45 pm —5:00 pm      Personal Retreat Time

Time for Quiet Spaces (Prayer Room, Memorial Chapel, Gardens, Payer Labyrinth, Program Resource Room, Lake Junaluska Bookstore and Café’)

5:30 pm—7:00 pm         Dinner at Terrace and Lambuth Dining Rooms

7:30 pm                         Evening Worship Service at Harrell Center Auditorium


7:30 am—8:30 am         Breakfast at Terrace and Lambuth Dining Rooms

A courtesy check out before morning worship is requested.