Women’s Retreat

September 28-30, 2018

The Lord’s Name: My Safe Place
Retreat Speaker: Lisa Lessing (Fort Wayne, IN)
$95 per person

 Registration will open April 1st.  Click HERE to register.

Download the 2018 Brochure and Schedule HERE.

Why come to the Women’s Retreat?

To get away…

from the stresses and distraction of a busy life and from the routine of the ordinary.

To laugh…

with other women of God, in a community where even if you come knowing no one, by the end of the weekend you leave with a whole new group of sisters.

To recharge…

in a place filled with peace and beauty, allowing you to hear the still small voice of God and to take intentional time to remember who you are in Him.

To be…

Loved.  Encouraged.  Challenged.  Refreshed.  Filled.  Known.  Accepted.  Appreciated.  Strengthened.  Changed.

Because it will be one of the best weekends of your life.

RETREAT THEME: The Lord’s Name: My Safe Place

Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.” Have you considered one of the many names of God as a safe place to hide and rest?  Come and spend a weekend finding rest and retreat in His name. We will be looking at Jesus as our Potter, Shepherd, Master, Friend, Warrior, Rock, Peace, and Bridegroom. Jesus loves you and invites you to stop running and find your safe place in him!




Lisa is a native “Okie,” born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She has been married for 35 years and has three adult children (and son-in-love) all living in Fort Collins, Colorado. She lives with her husband Reed in Fort Wayne, IN, where he serves as the senior pastor at St. Michael Lutheran Church.  Lisa received her master’s in counseling from Covenant Seminary and has worked as a licensed professional counselor. She has been writing and leading retreats for almost 25 years. Along with leading women’s retreats, Lisa enjoys photography, writing, chocolate, and perfecting the coffee-making/drinking experience! Her heart is to come alongside women to help and encourage them toward a deeper and richer Christ-filled journey.


At the retreat, you will have several housing options.  You can choose to stay in our:

  • Cabins: Each cabin contains 6 bunk beds.  Cabins have air conditioning/heating.  People in the cabin area use a centrally-located bathhouse for shower and toiletry purposes.
  • Lodges: Each lodge contains carpeted rooms with 2 bunk beds in each room.  Down the hallway is a common bathroom area.  Lodges have air conditioning/heating.
  • Commute: Coming from close by?  Feel free to sleep at home and drive to the retreat each day, or RENT a hotel room in the nearby city of Columbus.

You will be able to select which of these options you are choosing during your online registration.


Canoeing, Kayaking, and Paddle-boarding
Slip through tranquil lake water as you hear the call of birds and let all your worries slip away too.

Nature Hike/Prayer Walk
Enjoy the beauty of the woods and the peacefulness of being outside as you walk the trails of camp.

Zip Lining
Swoop through the trees on a thrilling ride.  You have our permission to scream as loudly as you want.

Horseback Riding
Ride ’em cowboy!  Enjoy a relaxed trail ride through the woods and experience the only way to travel.

Let your inner creativity shine out as you work with your hands to create a beautiful work of art to take home with you.

Hot Tubbing
You read that right.  We set up inflatable hot tubs behind the lodge so you can enjoy relaxing in a hot tub while watching the sun set, or looking at the stars above.

Professional Napping
You have permission to take as many naps as you’d like.  True professionals try one in the morning and one in the afternoon!

Peer through a telescope and learn new constellations under the majesty of the night sky.  Maybe you’ll even see a shooting star!

Join in singing praises to God around the campfire, be encouraged by God’s Word, and indulge your sweet tooth with some tasty snacks cooked over the fire!

What do participants have to say about the Women’s Retreat?

“I liked the little bits of silent reflection time and the mingling of women from different walks of life.  Each has a story and a deep faith in God.”

“The retreat is a refreshing, enriching weekend away with other Christian women; an opportunity to gain a new, faith-based perspective on life.”

“It gives you time to reflect on all you have heard while still having lots of fun.  It’s a time of developing life-long friends.”

“Renewing and directional and fun!”

“A great get-away to regenerate.”

“It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and recharge and re-energize in faith.”

“You are accepted for who you are.”

“Awesome way to get in touch with God and yourself.”

“A weekend to remember and renewal in the grace of God!”

We can’t wait to see you!  When you’re here, you’re home!