The Everest faculty and staff spent a day of spiritual retreat and fellowship at the Queen of the Family Retreat Center in Oxford on January 12. While the students enjoyed a scheduled day off, the staff braved the morning commute as severe weather pompted some area schools to call in late or cancel. Despite winter’s attempt at disruption, God’s plan went unhindered for the Everest faculty to recharge and reinvigorate as a community of faithful professionals. The group spent a valuable day of prayer, attended Mass, and had the opportunity for small group sharing and discussion after receiving reflections from the priests and consecrated. Spirtually nourished, the faculty left ready to carry on their most important mission of Catholic education into the second semester.