We’re excited to see you!

We are so encouraged that you will be joining us at our first Pastor and Spouse’s Retreat in a few days at Cannon Beach. Please allows us the opportunity to thank you for your partnership and to update you on how your faithful support is creating generational change and giving the gift of healing and restoration to those we serve.

Whether you already partner with us, have people in your congregation who generously support our work, or if this is a first introduction, we are honored to have a few days together with you. The goal of this retreat is to encourage and refresh you through a purposeful space for rest and some good fun. 

Mindy Caliguire, President of Soul Care, is our keynote speaker and will encourage us throughout our time together. Stacy and Travis Soverns, Worship Leaders at Fernridge Faith Center, will be leading us in worship to focus our minds on the One who gives us rest. Mike Mercer, President of Compassion First, and Valerie Bellamy, Director of Operations at Compassion First, will share about the current status and impact of our work, and you will also hear from some fellow pastors as they reflect on their experience with Compassion First.

Our retreat venue, Cannon Beach Conference Center, is situated very close to downtown Cannon Beach so that you can explore the variety of local shops and enjoy the many hiking trails and the expansive beachfront, featuring the notable Haystack Rock.

The beautiful Oregon Coast is waiting to give you a big hug. We hope it feels like an encouraging embrace from God Himself.

Guests and Speakers

Mindy Caliguire

Mindy is the co-founder and president of Soul Care (www.soulcare.com), a spiritual formation ministry that exists to increase “soul health” in the Body of Christ. She serves in senior leadership for Cherith Analytics, and in the past has served in executive leadership at Gloo (www.gloo.us), and at the Willow Creek Association (WCA). She speaks and advises organizations including Stadia Church Planting, various churches and ministries across the US and beyond. Her books include STIR: Spiritual Transformation in Relationships, Become Like Jesus, Discovering Soul Care, Spiritual Friendship, Soul Searching and Simplicity, as well as Write for Your Soul: The Whys and Hows of Journaling.

Stacy & Travis Soverns

Travis and Stacy Soverns are worship leaders based out of Fernridge Faith Center (FFC) in Veneta, Oregon. Travis also serves as the Associate Pastor, and Stacy is the Children’s ministry director at FFC. They aim to host the presence of God and see Christ followers all over the world deepen their relationship with God through corporate prayer and worship. They have been married and in ministry together for 11 years and have three young boys who are training to start their own “kids only” worship band. They love woodworking, farming, and learning about self-sustainable living, and they hope to one day travel the world sharing the gospel with all who have yet to hear it.

Valerie Bellamy

The best thing about Valerie is the company she keeps. Her husband Dirk, and sons Jaxon, Luke and Levi are her favorite humans. Cemeteries are her favorite places to meet with God. Her life has been most profoundly impacted most by people often considered least. It’s Valerie’s absolute joy to share the riches they’ve given her. What an adventure it all is.

Valerie serves as the Director of Operations for Compassion First.

Mike Mercer

Mike is the founder and CEO of Compassion First, a Christian relief/anti-trafficking organization that has pioneered holistic, long-term care and rehabilitation for survivors of child sex trafficking in Indonesia. Their work is also supported by peer-to-peer law enforcement training efforts, legal advocacy for survivors, and community development work in severely vulnerable communities. Prior to working for Compassion First, Mike was the co-founder of Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) and served in various pastoral roles in Beaverton, Oregon, following his graduation from Multnomah University in 1995. Mike is an ordained minister in the Foursquare Church and the chairman of The Accord Network, a trade association of U.S.-based Christian Relief and Development NGO’s serving the global poor. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Kymra, their three children, an Australian Labradoodle, and a Blue Nose Pitbull. He loves golf and martial arts and is good at neither.

Details

Dates: Monday, February 14 – Wednesday, February 16 (optional early arrival on Sunday, February 13)

Location: Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center

289 N Spruce St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Parking: Upon arrival to the CBCC, please park in the adjacent parking lot to the Pacific View Lodge located off of Hemlock Street.  Retreat registration, and all of our meetings and meals will be held in the Pacific View Lodge.

Cost: There is no registration fee for this event; lodging and meal expenses for all retreat participants have been covered by a generous donor.

What to Bring: This is a casual, “come as you are” event; we want you to be comfortable! The Oregon coast may be blustery and wet, so a raincoat and waterproof shoes for walks on the beach may come in handy. The sleeping rooms are equipped much like a hotel, with all the necessary bedding, towels, a mini-fridge, and a microwave. We’ll have plenty of time to hang out, so feel free to bring along your favorite game, activity, or book.

*Please note that CBCC is a tobacco and alcohol free campus. Please help us honor our relationship with CBCC by complying with this policy.

SCHEDULE

We have planned a full schedule of worship, fellowship, learning, celebration, and play into our time together. We cannot wait!

Questions

 Please let us know in the form below if you have any questions about the retreat, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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