About Us


Our Sacred Space, Inc. provides sacred space in nature where groups and individuals of all ages are offered opportunities to experience the presence of creation, to discover personal wholeness and to participate in community through environmental interaction, educational activities, spiritual renewal, and/or relationship building.

Our History

For 50+ years Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center was owned by the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ; but as of October, 2007, operations were transitioned to Our Sacred Space, Inc.

In October 2007, Our Sacred Space, Inc. (OSSI) a 501c3 non-profit organization, was born of the need to successfully build and manage the camp and retreat programming facilitated through Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center in Montour, IA.  In January of 2008 the management of the facility was transitioned from the IA Conference UCC to OSSI.  See Agreement below.

OSSI maintains a strong convenantal affliation with the Iowa Coference of the United Church of Christ and the UCC congregations throughout the state.

  • 51% of Board Members UCC
  • 2 Board Members appointed at Annual Meeting of the IA Conf. UCC

Transition Agreement

Below is a link to the Final Transition Agreement between the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ and Our Sacred Space, Inc.