Oranbega Retreat Center

Oranbega Retreat Center

For All Artists and Pilgrims

The Oranbega Team

Meet the People Behind Oranbega

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Reece

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Reece, MDiv, PhD

Retreat Director and Coordinator of Literary Arts

Jenny is a novelist, poet and teacher, and a retired Episcopal priest. After more than 30 years of ministry she is following her dream of building a community of support for women and men dedicated to transforming the world through the arts. Her dream's fulfillment is the Oranbega Retreat Center, a place where writers, visual artists, and all creative workers can find peace, inspiration, and renewal.

Diane Phipps, BA

Diane Phipps, BA

Coordinator of Hospitality

A practicing poet, Diane brings her understanding of the artist’s life to her role as Coordinator of Hospitality for the Oranbega Retreat Center. With years of expertise in hospitality management, Diane facilitates the smooth operation of the Center, from organizing the nutritious and delicious meals to ensuring a clean and comfortable environment, and everything in-between.

Robert Phipps, MFA

Robert Phipps, MFA

Coordinator of Visual Arts & Aesthetics

Robert brings his lifetime of experience in multiple artistic endeavors and disciplines to his role as Coordinator of Visual Arts and Aesthetics. A lifelong Quaker with a commitment to sustainable living, Robert's sincerest pleasure is helping bring an aesthetically satisfying and enriching environment to the Oranbega Retreat Center.