• Peaceful Waters Flow

A Place To Dwell In The Mystery. A Retreat Center Dedicated To Restorative Experience. A Land Of Peace. 

Terra Nova is a Spiritual retreat center. This land serves as a Lighthouse for those seeking a peaceful healing place. We are managed by a small dedicated team who believe that this land is sacred and work together to create a safe place for all.

Our retreat sits on 200 pristine acres with a 12 acre lake. Our guests have the opportunity to hike, canoe, swim or sit on the porch of the chapel and simply “be” in this healing Sanctuary.

Home to wild life and precious native plants we are committed to holding this space for many
generations to come. We are proud to work with area conservation groups to preserve and protect the mountain’s natural beauty.

  • Drug Free Facility
  • Wildlife Sanctuary No Hunting No Firearms
  • Excessive Alcohol Use is Prohibited 
  • Private Property ~ Everyone Welcome In Peace
  • Children Must Be Accompanied By Adults at All Times
  • Pets Permitted On A Limited Basis

Our Mission

We believe this land is Sacred.
We believe we are part of the ever unfolding of God’s plan for Love and Light on Earth.
We are in service to those who seek help.

  • Through The Brigade of Light Ministry
  • Through Community Service and Participation
  • Through Sunday Services and Experiential Workshops

It is through our sharing and exploration of God’s plan of Love and Light that we may grow as individuals and together as a group.

Meet Our Team

Rev. Patty Young

Miss. Patty is a Medicine woman and Minister. She is the Director at Terra Nova and Board Member.

Rev Deb Oakley

We welcome long time supporter Rev. Debra Oakley to our team here at Terra Nova. Deb is a Master Gardener and Landscape Artist.

Rev. Lianne Starnes

Lianne is co-founder and President of The Brigade of Light Ministries. She and Rev. Marian Young Starnes began this Spiritual journey well over 50 years ago. She has been the backbone, rock and voice of reason through out many trials and triumphs. 
Lady Slipper on Guided Hike at Terra Nova

Yellow Lady Slipper

Trillium at Terra Nova Center
Wild Pink Phlox at Terra Nova Center

Wild Phlox At Terra Nova

How We Grow

The Window Shoppe

One of our fundraising efforts here at Terra Nova is offering items for sale in our Window Shoppe. Crystals, Books, Jewelry and other items that have been made here or donated to us by our supporters.

Thank You For Your Blessing

We are a 501 3c not for profit organization. Your Donation goes to keeping our Lightcenter on the mountain in good order, as well as helping us continue the Brigade of Light Ministry. Your donation is Tax Deductable and greatly appreciated.


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