Ministry Leaders Renewal Retreat

Do you and your spouse feel overwhelmed by the constant pressures and demands of your personal and ministry lives? Do you feel worn down and tired? Do you want to take the opportunity to be still and learn the rhythms of grace in your life? Kerith Retreats provides a quiet sanctuary where you can receive from God and deepen your connection with Him, with your spouse and with your calling.

This seven-day ministry leaders renewal retreat offers you personalized care and group instruction to help rekindle your marriage and vocational commitments.

Pausing from the busyness of ministry life has helped almost 300 ministry couples and individuals examine and overcome the distractions that have hindered their personal lives and relationships. Those who have attended this retreat have returned to their homes and churches feeling refreshed and renewed through His Spirit.

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Attendance fees:

The total cost of a retreat is $4500, but Focus on the Family Canada’s donors generously cover more than half of your attendance fees. Thus, couples only pay $1700 while individuals pay just $1150 to attend.



Free resources for pastors

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Schedule of events

Typical schedule

Program Directors

Sam & Pauline Doerksen

Over the 26 plus years of serving in the same church, Sam and Pauline have seen an increasing need for taking care of those who are in ministry (themselves included) so that they can continue on in a healthy manner.

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Brian & Sharon Heaney

Brian & Sharon Heaney have been involved in ministry since 1980. They have a passion for assisting people to develop a biblically-based lifestyle. They are very aware of how valuable and how difficult it is to implement healthy rhythms of work, rest and play in everyday life.

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Steve & Becky Witmer

Steve and Becky warm, authentic and safe individuals who are easy to get to know. A lifetime of ministry experience has given them a compassionate concern for the emotional and spiritual health of pastors and their families. They have a genuine love for ministry leaders and are known as "Papa" and "Nana" to many.  

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Marshall & Merrie Eizenga

Merrie and Marshall have served together in ministry for over 35 years. They consider it a profound privilege to come along side other leaders and provide a safe place for them to share their stories and to walk a few miles with them in their ministry journey.

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Calendar – Ministry Leaders Renewal Retreat

Date Location Availability
Apr 11 – Apr 18, 2023 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Apr 18 – Apr 25, 2023 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 2 rooms left Register
May 2 – May 9, 2023 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
May 23 – May 30, 2023 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 2 rooms left Register
Jun 6 – Jun 13, 2023 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Jun 6 – Jun 13, 2023 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 3 rooms left Register
Jul 4 – Jul 11, 2023 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Jul 18 – Jul 25, 2023 Kerith Pines, Manitoba Full Register
Aug 8 – Aug 15, 2023 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Aug 22 – Aug 29, 2023 Kerith Pines, Manitoba Full Register
Sep 5 – Sep 12, 2023 Kerith Creek, Alberta 2 rooms left Register
Sep 19 – Sep 26, 2023 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register