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Marriage in Ministry: A Pastoral Couples’ Retreat

October 23-26, 2023

This retreat will provide couples serving in pastoral ministry with the opportunity to find care, encouragement, and rest together in the beauty of Muskoka. From the chance to learn together from experienced ministry couples to the simple gift of unhurried conversation and time together, this weekend aims to give husbands and wives the time to get away and slow down to find peace and listen to God and each other.

Topic: Tension Points and Turning Points

Whether it be the struggle to find enough time or the expectations of others, there are several unique tension points that can often create tension points in a ministry marriage. Over the course of the retreat, we will look to understand those tension points and talk with experienced ministry couples to discover helpful ways to work through them in life and ministry.

In partnership with Heritage College & Seminary


Drs. Rick & Linda Reed

David & Shelagh Raymer
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Levi & Amanda denBok

John & Merissa Gleason
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Levi and Amanda are grateful parents to Luke, Abigail and Noelle. They have been happily married for 11 years – and they have spent all 11 of those years ministering together at Redeemer City Church, Orillia where Levi currently serves as Lead Pastor. They praise God for His wisdom in pairing them for life and ministry and are daily reminded of the truth that they are better together.


Geoff & Pearl Dresser

John & Merissa Gleason
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Geoff is a Professor of Worship Arts at Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan. Geoff graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree from Waterloo University and was in hi-tech for 10 years. He earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Worship from the Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida, after being called into full-time ministry. Geoff also serves as the Worship Pastor at Victory Church, in Moose, Jaw, Saskatchewan. Pearl graduated with a Masters degree in Communication from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Pearl owns her own consulting firm working in the hi-tech industry and leads Lavish Canada, a ministry for women seeking the heart of God. They have spent years leading worship in Canada, the US and abroad.

Geoff and his wife Pearl have been married for over 30 years and have three sons and one daughter-in-law.

Registration begins Monday at 5pm (dinner is not included). First session begins at 7:00pm.


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Meals & Program

Program, 7 meals, 3 snacks
— $457.00/couple.

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Program Only


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