Our Christian Couples Retreat weekends are designed to allow husbands and wives to take time to focus on their relationship. Our guest speakers teach ways to have a healthy, godly marriage no matter what stage you are at in your marriage. Whether you are newlyweds or “empty-nesters”, you will have the opportunity to grow closer to God and each other. The weekend includes opportunities to experience a few of our high ropes adventures as well as time to visit the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes. Sharing an experience at Lake Ann Camp together will be something you will always remember.
Session 1 - March 7-9, 2014
Speakers: Lou & Patti Damiani
Lou Damiani has over 35 years of full time ministry experience – including 19 years serving in Lead Pastor capacities in two separate churches. For over 20 years, he has been actively involved in mentoring/coaching relationships with pastors to develop disciple-making skills and strategies within their churches; to train in biblical conflict mediation; and to often provide personal and marital counseling. For over 10 years, he and his wife Patti, have together conducted Marriage Retreats as well as Biblical Peacemaking Seminars.
Lou and Patti have been married since 1971 and have 4 adult children and 16 grandchildren. Lou enjoys fellowshipping with friends, gardening, tennis, snowshoeing (preferably on a cold, snowy day), and Michigan football. Patti loves having a good cup of coffee with quality friends, gourmet cooking, landscaping, and snowy Michigan winters and cool summers.
Session 2 - April 10-12
Speakers: Joe and Traci Castenada
Joe & Traci have served the Lord together, full time for over 16 years, in youth ministry. Over the past few years, they have begun challenging people, couples and families to step out of their comfort zones, and to start living remarkable lives for God. Through counseling, business, ministry partnerships and personal growth coaching, Joe and Traci have been able to help many people move forward in their faith. Married in December of 1996, they have three children, AJ, BJ & CJ and frequently "adopt" teenagers who need a loving home for a season of life.
$40 deposit required upon registration, payment is due in full one week before the marriage retreat begins.
*Housing options and rates are listed on the Registration Form