• Lake Joyce
  • Pathway and bench
  • Butterfly on Bluebells
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  • Penuel Ridge Well

Penuel Ridge is a contemplative, interfaith retreat center near Nashville, Tennessee. Its name comes from the Genesis story of Jacob, who wrestled with God at a place called Penuel.

There are times when we too, need to encounter God in a special way. We are not a church or synagogue; rather we’re a place for personal spiritual renewal.”

Mission Statement:

We are a spiritual retreat center in Middle Tennessee, honoring our heritage and fostering values of contemplation, silence, hospitality, rest, social justice and communion with nature; nurturing the journey inward to strengthen the journey outward.

Our Heritage Statement:

To call people apart in a natural setting, to encounter in deep ways the love of God, neighbor and self and to experience the integrity of all creation.

Founded in 1984, Penuel Ridge Retreat Center was the realization of a dream for Don and Joyce Beisswenger and their friends.

Penuel Ridge is supported by gifts from individuals, faith communities, grants, and modest retreat fees.





Thank you for your support.