MICAH offers ministries for body, mind and spirit including contemplative and silent prayer, meditation, spirituality, spiritual direction, and retreat center.  The Family Practice and Integrative Medicine Center also offers holistic health and healing services including integrative, complimentary, alternative, and natural medicine, replacement therapy, natural healing, natural menopause, bio-identical hormones, and replacement therapy.

Classes & Programs

MICAH offers a variety of classes, programs, retreats, and preaching / teaching that explore spiritual development through creativity and the arts. More information and upcoming classes will be posted as available.

Questions? Email Trey at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com

Healing Through Art

This program Is designed to help individuals better deal with challenges in their lives, reduce suffering, and create new and hopeful possibilities for a healthier and whole life through creative and fun processes, i.e. art.

Creativity Heals the Soul: One Day Retreat

April 15, 2017
MICAH Retreat Center - Crookston, MN

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This one day retreat will explore how creativity connects us with healing. All ages are welcome to this fun and life-giving retreat where we will engage in simple creative projects that help us work with challenges, reduce suffering, and create new and hopeful possibilities.

Supplies provided. You do not have to consider yourself an artist to participate in this retreat.

When: Saturday

Cost: $50 for individuals; $100 for families
Cost includes room and board at our retreat facility.

Questions? Email Trey at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com


Equality & Respect for All: An Artist Workshop Series

  • April 18 4:30 pm @ Halstad School Art Room with Trey
  • April 19 5:00 pm @ Hallock City Hall with Janet
  • April 20 6:30 pm @ Micah Retreat Center (Crookston) with Trey
  • April 22 10:00 am @ East Grand Forks River Walk Artist Gallery with Trey
  • April 22 1:00 pm @ Roseau Library Conference Room with Janet
  • April 24 5:30 pm @ Ada Dekko Center with Trey
  • April 25 5:00 pm @ Warroad Library with Janet
  • April 25 5:00 pm @ Red Lake Falls Community Center with Trey
  • April 26 5:00 pm @ Middle River American Legion with Janet
  • April 27 5:00 pm @ Thief River Falls Public Library with Janet

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is proud to partner with regional artists Trey Everett & Janet Johnson to host a series of art workshops to create art that will revolve around our theme of Equality and Respect for All. We are striving to inspire people to process current events through artistic expression. Please join us in sending our message of equality and respect. You don't need to consider yourself an artist to attend.

The artworks will exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks begining August 2. A public reception will be held during the Art & Wine Walk on August 19 starting at 1:00 P.M.

  • Each workshop lasts 2 hours
  • Cost: Worshops are free of charge; supplies provided
  • Registration: RSVP is required: (218) 745-6733 or NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com

More details at northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org...


When the Well is Empty: A Storytelling Retreat

June 6-8, 2017
MICAH Retreat Center - Crookston, MN

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Led by Michelle Walka

The stress of daily life can leave a person mentally, physically, and emotionally drained. This three-day retreat will explore our own stories through creative art practices. We will work through guided art projects to better understand and share our own stories; finding respite and healing along the way.

You do not need to consider yourself an artist or writer to participate in this retreat.

One-day Option: Wednesday, June 7
This is for commuters who can’t attend the entire retreat but who could come for the day. Start time is 9:00 am and ends before supper. Cost: $50; Includes lunch.

Full Retreat: Tuesday - Thursday

Cost: $100 / person
Cost includes room and board at our retreat facility.

Questions? Email Trey at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com


Healing Through Art Leader Training

Engaging our inner creativity helps us heal…unfortunately our society makes us feel like we are not artists. Yet in reality we are all artists at heart.

This Healing through Art Training Workshop is designed to teach you how to lead Healing through Art programs (a curriculum-based series of classes that will help your clientele grow and heal by using simple art techniques).

You can lead a Healing through Art program in your community even if you don’t think you are artistic!

If you are a teacher, health or human services worker, hospice worker, care giver, assisted living or nursing home staff, library staff, public and private educator, lay worker, pastor, or if you are just interested in helping others become more healthy in body, mind, and spirit through creativity then this training workshop is for you.

Everyone can do this! Everyone is an artist!


If you are interested in learning more about how to lead your own Healing through Art program, contact Trey at (218) 280-4917 or trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com.

Michelle's Internship Work

Meet our intern, Michelle, and view some of her recent artwork and reflections.

From Michelle:

"I’m continually learning what it means to embrace my first identity as a beloved child of God. From there, I like to describe myself as an artist at heart with a passion for people. I feel drawn to explore what it means to be in deep and meaningful relationship with God and with God’s people and creation. "

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Prayer as Creativity

FRESHTrey worked with Kate Longtin Johnson with Prayer as Creativity:

"Kate is finishing up her degree at Luther Seminary and asked if I would help her with her final course, an independent study on prayer as creativity. We decided, based on her interests, that the course will be divided into three sections: Speaking to God through painting, listening to God through clay, and embodying prayer through movement. Kate works on three creative projects with each section, with a total of nine when she is finished with the course. Kate is quite creative and has been doing a wonderful job. She’s been blogging her experiences as well."

Check out photos and posts atearthyisha.blogspot.com

Past Events

Reflections on the 2013 Healing through Art Class

from Trey Everett

As I thought about the Healing through Art class I noticed that in particular spaciousness and creativity stood out to me. [...]
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Reflections on the 2014 Healing through Art Training Workshop

from Trey Everett

After driving two hours north, almost to Canada, I was greeted by seven wonderful people from all walks of life who were enthusiastic about learning how to work with others in the area of art and healing. [...]
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