Welcome to Light in the Desert - Via de Cristo Nevada

A Via De Cristo Community serving Nevada, Arizona, and Southern  Utah

A Message from Brian

Return to the Mountain Retreat

Our Story

Message from the Lay Director


October 2018

Brian’s Blog

Our Mission


Behold, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs forth; Do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 43:19

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Spiritual Directors' Message

Father Steven Kalas  &  Pastor Lisle Stewart

Spiritual Directors' Blog

Our Community

Our Next Weekend



Sept. 19-22, 2019

Camp Lee

Mount Charleston

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Our Story

A gathering of the local Via de Cristo community for encouragement and fellowship..open to all three-day movement attendees

Grand Ultreya

April 14, 2019

Christ Church Episcopal

1:30 - 4:00 pm



Rekindle Renew Return


Return to the Mountain Summer Retreat Please join us for the first annual Renewal Retreat 

July 12-14, 2019

Potosi Pines Camp

Cost $150

We welcome the entire Light in the Desert community to participate in this renewal weekend at the place where it all began in 2003.  This will be a time of reflection on our beginning, fellowship to renew and strengthen relationships, facilitated group activities and worship to deepen our walks with Christ and each other, and exploring new possibilities for reconnecting with new energies and restored relationships. The purpose is to rekindle our faith journey, reconnect with each other and renew our commitment to Christ and the Via de Cristo movement. We have many fun events planned and guest speakers/presentations to look back at where we came from and to look forward to where we want to go. We hope that you will join us for this special event.

Use the link below to complete the online application.

Please submit payment to 

Light in the Desert 

Atten: Return to the Mountain

P.O. Box 50691

Henderson, NV 89016

Please Note: Spot is NOT secured until payment is received.

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Lay Director - Brian Comeno

Assistant Lay Director - 

Terry Lizotte

Spiritual Director - 

Father Steven Kalas

Secretary - Barbara Grubaugh

Treasurer - Mary Jamison

Registration Coordinator-

Nan Renaud

Palanca Coordinator - 

Christina Ulisky

Communications Coordinator- Karen Weires

Music Coordinator- Albert Weiss

Fourth Day/Ultreya Coordinator - 

Kevin Hutchinson 

Outreach Coordinators - 

Eric  Nicholaus  (S Utah)

Kelly Hays-Thorson (W Arizona)

Pastor Nicole Collins (NV)

Three-Day Supply Coordinator-

Gerry Jones

Light In The Desert Via De Cristo

P.O. box 50691 Henderson, NV 89016

Webmaster- Karen Weires