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Green Pastures

Home of Andrew and Joyce Barton

Andrew and Joyce invite individuals or small groups (maximum of 12 in double rooms) to get away for a quiet retreat in beautiful Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Enjoy the many walking trails on the 185 acres of woods and meadows, walk the labyrinth, sit on the covered porch, gather around a campfire or the fireplace, or relax on a garden path.

Nearby Attractions

  • Lehigh Gorge: rails-to-trails, whitewater rafting.

  • Historic Jim Thorpe: shops, train rides

  • Hickory Run State Park: lake, trails, waterfalls & ‘boulder field’

  • Ski Resorts are within 30-45 minute drive

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Green Pastures

As a long-time pastor, certified spiritual director, and retreat leader, Andrew can provide spiritual direction or lead your group’s retreat.  Of course you can come and conduct your own personal or group retreat.  It’s an ideal size and location for church boards, small groups, Confirmation classes, women’s or men’s groups.


We can provide healthy meals and treats such as blueberry buckle or fresh apple crisp using fruit from the property.

Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter—

There’s always something to behold at Green Pastures.

Our aim is to serve those seeking to be attentive to God, to find rest, to restore their soul.  


To inquire about your personal or group retreat, contact the Bartons at or call 609-617-2802.

About the Bartons

Andrew T. Barton is an honorably retired Presbyterian Pastor having served four congregations over his forty years of ministry. In recent years he has also served as pastoral mentor and spiritual guide to seminary students and clergy. Andrew has completed several certificate programs of Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development including Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides and Contemplative Living. He served as co-leader of the Oasis Contemplative Leadership year-long program. Andrew also completed the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation certificate programs, Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats led by Tilden Edwards, Gerald May and Rosemary Doughtery; and Group Spiritual Direction led by Rosemary Doughtery.  


Joyce Harmon Barton recently retired as a systems engineer having worked for several corporations over the past twenty years. Joyce has served in a variety of capacities in the church—deacon, personal prayer ministry, prayer shawl ministry, and choirs. She has sung with two auditioned choirs: Singing City in Philadelphia and Capital Singers of Trenton and currently sings in the Bach and Handel Chorale of Jim Thorpe, PA. Joyce has been a participant and support leader in programs sponsored by Presbyterian and Reformed Renewal Ministries. 


Joyce and Andrew have three married children and six grandchildren.

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