Pray and Paddle with Jesus: Imagining Immeasurably More , Ocean paddle to Misery Island

Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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 Pray and Paddle is heading to Misery Island!  Lying just a half mile off West Beach in Beverly, Misery Island (a Trustee of Reservations nature preserve) easily captures the imagination of any paddler that dreams of adventure beyond the waves.  Close enough for an easy day trip but exposed enough to satisfy the adventure in all of us, Misery Island is a paddle you’d definitely want to try!

From West Beach we will paddle across the channel, working our way around the island as conditions permit before landing on South Beach between Great and Little Misery Islands. We’ll enter into Lectio Divina drawing upon a passage from Ephesians and explore wooded trails with a mindful walk guided by Kent Harrop.  We’ll then hop back in our kayaks, paddling along beautiful estates on the coast of Beverly Farms before landing back on West Beach.  Hosted and guided by Coast to Coast Paddle and sponsored by Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center. A limited number of spaces available.

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About the leader(s)

Kent Harrop

Kent Harrop is an avid outdoorsman and ordained American Baptist minister.  He was introduced to contemplative paddling on a Zen meditation kayak trip to the Tongass Wilderness in Alaska in 2002.   Since that time Kent has enjoyed introducing both novice and experienced kayakers and canoeists  to the joy of ‘listening on the water’.   A favorite verse is “Listen and your soul will live”. ~ Isaiah 55:3   Kent is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, Shalem Institute in Contemplative Leadership and Franciscan Spiritual Direction Certification Program.  For 40 years he pastored congregations in Montana, California, Ohio, Oregon and Massachusetts. He leads paddling retreats for a variety of groups: Recovery, environmental, congregatons, interfaith.   Kent currently serves as a Spiritual Director and leads Pray and Paddle events for Rolling Ridge.  Kent can be reached at