At Come Learn Rest Ministries (CLRM) we recognize there are times when spiritual directors and other ministry leaders need more than just a supervision or direction session. Sometimes a physical space to come, learn and rest is needed.

Two Locations

Quiet Oaks is located in the Central Valley of California within driving distance of San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite, Muir Woods and Napa/Sonoma wine country. The property is perched on a hillside above the Stanislaus River, surrounded by oak trees with a view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The For•rest is located in Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming, within driving distance of Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Idaho Falls and Salt Lake City. With the Bridger Teton National Forest just outside the backdoor and three rivers (the Snake, the Grey, and the Salt) flowing into Lake Palisade, there are plenty of recreational opportunities.

There are inviting places in and around both CLRM locations for times of rest, reflection and renewal.

Design Your Own Retreat

I am passionate about my call to the ministry of spiritual direction and supervision. Moreover, I am committed to prayerfully helping you design a time of retreat based on various spiritual practices that will best tend to your soul.

For discussion about your retreat needs, please email Jill Sweet at

Reviews from Visitors:

“Thank you for using your gifts to help me navigate and discern this difficult but beautiful path I am on.”
— from a person who comes for monthly spiritual direction

“Thank you for your guidance today. It is really helpful to be able to share my thoughts without judgment, but to have you hear what my soul is really asking/seeking and to then be encouraged to direct those questions back to the shepherd of my soul.”
from someone who spent a day in silent retreat

“I highly encourage all who are in need of rest or refreshment for your soul to discover the Come Learn Rest Ministries provided by Rev. Jill Sweet at Quiet Oaks in Oakdale, California. My husband and I were truly blessed by Ben and Jill Sweet’s generous hospitality. Jill also provided much needed Spiritual Direction for me as I sought wisdom in my personal life and ministry. Their beautiful home nestled in the hills of central California provided a perfect place to rest and draw near to God through prayer, His Word and His beautiful creation.”
— from a couple on an extended retreat

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