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9th Annual TFI Director's Summit and Retreat
About the Summit



Each summer, the community of TFI Fellows program directors, assistant directors, and other staff gather to learn, grow and encourage one another in our calling to develop young leaders. This is an important opportunity to learn best practices and to share ideas with one another. PLEASE COME AND SHARE IN THE COMMUNITY-BUILDING EVENT!​ You don't want to miss this opportunity to grow as a program leader, to get new ideas for your Fellows program, and to deepen your relationships with the director community!

Dates, Location

June 9 - 12, 2023

Wayfloy Mountain Village Retreat Center
3610 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


The Wayfloy Mountain Village Retreat Center is located in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. It's about halfway between the Knoxville (TN) and Asheville (NC) airports - 90 minutes either way.


Director's Summit Registration


To register for the TFI Director's Summit, please click on the registration box below. This event costs $375 per person for a single room, $250 for a shared room.

Who Should Attend?
The annual director's summit is an important opportunity for all program directors to learn and grow together. So, we encourage all program directors, assistant directors and other program staff to attend. Steering committee leaders and board chairs are also welcome. This is a once-per-year time to grow together in the calling we share as fellows program directors.
Lodging and Meals
TFI has reserved Steiner Bell Lodge at the Wayfloy Mountain Village Retreat Center. We will have the entire building to ourselves. There are 32 private en suite rooms available. Most of the rooms are doubles (two beds). All meals and snacks will be provided by TFI.

We are still working out the detailed agenda, so the following agenda is subject to change:


4pm - Arrive

6pm - Dinner Onsite

730pm - Welcome and Evening Program


8am - Breakfast

9am - Morning Program

12pm - Lunch

Afternoon - Informal Gathering and Discussion

6pm - Dinner Onsite

730pm - Evening Program


8am - Breakfast

9am - Morning Program

12pm - Lunch

Afternoon - Informal Gathering and Discussion

630pm - Dinner in Gatlinburg


8am - Coffee

830am - Morning Program

10am - Brunch Onsite

11am - Departure

What Previous Attendees Are Saying


...really appreciated being able to share my heart with those in my same shoes who would totally understand what I was addition after sharing, being encouraged by other directors' stories similar to mine. Oftentimes I think that all this is happening to me only and it is because I am not doing a good job. All this in the solitude of the mountains!

-- Rick Kuhlman, Director, Knoxville Fellows Program

The Director's Summit is a time I look forward to every year. It is a beautiful few days to be with others from all over the country that can relate with my work and give encouragement. Many of the practices we have implemented in the Chattanooga Fellows Program came from insights received at this summit. The rest, learning and friendships fostered is a priceless gift. -- Jonathan Ingraham, Director, Chattanooga Fellows Program

With less than 50 fellow’s directors in the entire world, it’s priceless to spend a few days of focused worship, prayer and friendship with the few people who can truly relate. Not only is it a time to learn from one another and encourage each other, it’s truly joy filled and fun! I look forward to it each year. -- Seth Richardson, Former Director, Briarwood Fellows Program

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