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Couples Getaway 2024

January 19-21, 2024

With all the demands on our time; work, children, other social commitments, it can be challenging to find time to spend together just with you and your spouse. If you are looking for a romantic retreat near you look no further. MBC is proud to offer this christian retreat designed solely for couples.

Couples Getaway is a weekend for couples to get away from the daily obligations and reconnect. It is a time away to play together through activities provided, to grow together in Christ and to worship together with song and teaching.


Jay and Mandy Sandiford

David & Shelagh Raymer
Read about Jay and Mandy Sandiford

Jay and Mandy recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and are moving closer and closer to the “empty nest” season of life with their son Hayden and daughter Parker.  Together, they bring years of experience and lessons learned in marriage and ministry (most of which were learned the hard way). The biggest lesson God has taught them, and is still teaching them, is that He is more interested in working in them than through them. Aside from learning lessons, however, they love to hang out as a family, watching tv, and eating snacks.


John and Merissa Gleason

David & Shelagh Raymer
Read about John and Merissa Gleason

John and Merissa were both born and raised in Windsor-Essex County and live there today, but many of John’s childhood memories were made here at MBC!

The couple has been married since 2012 and met each other through their church youth group.

They attend Meadowbrook Church today and have been serving in worship ministry since they were teenagers.

After beating breast cancer in 2019, Merissa decided to use her experience as inspiration to start writing her own music and is on her way to releasing a studio album.

John being the entrepreneur he is, has recently started up a machine shop in Kingsville and has been keeping busy with local jobs that require machining or fabrication – he is living his dream!

It is such an honor to be a part of the Couples Retreat again this winter and can’t wait to worship & grow with you!

John & Merissa Gleason

Weekend Itinerary


4:00 pm
Arrival & check in at the front office

5:30 pm
Dinner in the Dining Room

7:00 pm
Session #1

8:30 pm
Snack in the Hub


8:30 am
Breakfast in the Dining Room

10:00 am
Session #2

12:00 pm
Lunch in the Dining Room
Free Time Activities – Tubing – weather permitting- Snow shoeing – Bookstore open

2:00 pm
A couple’s thing – meet in the gym

5:30 pm
Dinner in the Dining Room

7:00 pm
Session #3

8:15 pm
Snack in the Hub
Prayer walk – self directed


8:30 am
Continental Breakfast in the Dining Room

9:30 am
Session # 4

11:00 am
Brunch in the Dining Room


Please refer to our website for accommodation selections. 15% discount on accommodations for MBC retreats. Share accommodation with friends to save!

All prices are plus HST

Meals & Program

Program, 6 meals and 2 snacks — $484/couple.

All prices are plus HST

Program Only


All prices are plus HST

Media Kit

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