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.

View dates and availability

Attendance fees:

The total cost of a retreat is $4000, but Focus on the Family Canada’s donors generously cover more than half of your attendance fees. Thus, couples only pay $1600 while individuals pay just $1100 to attend.



Free resources for pastors

What's included:

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.  

Read more

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.

Read more

Calendar – Ministry Leaders Renewal Retreat

Date Location Availability
Nov 9 – Nov 16, 2021 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Nov 16 – Nov 23, 2021 Kerith Pines, Manitoba Full Register
Jan 11 – Jan 18, 2022 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Jan 18 – Jan 25, 2022 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 3 rooms left Register
Feb 1 – Feb 8, 2022 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Feb 22 – Mar 1, 2022 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Mar 8 – Mar 15, 2022 Kerith Creek, Alberta 1 room left! Register
Mar 15 – Mar 22, 2022 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Apr 5 – Apr 12, 2022 Kerith Creek, Alberta 4 rooms left Register
Apr 19 – Apr 26, 2022 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
May 10 – May 17, 2022 Kerith Creek, Alberta 4 rooms left Register
May 24 – May 31, 2022 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Jun 7 – Jun 14, 2022 Kerith Creek, Alberta 3 rooms left Register
Jun 21 – Jun 28, 2022 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register