Workshop ​Speaker - Sarah Hanabarger 

​​​​Sarah Hanabarger is the women’s ministry team lead at Trailhead Church in Edwardsville, Illinois, and is passionate about equipping women to know God through the study of his Word.  She has been married to her husband, Den, for twenty-five years and they have three children ages 21, 17, and 6.  Sarah is also a piano teacher.

​After spending much time in prayer and conversation, it with heavy hearts that the Retreat board has decided to cancel this year's Retreat to the Rock in light of the COVID-19 virus. We feel it is best for everyone's health, safety, and comfort levels. We will be contacting each of you by email, so please keep your eyes on your email. Thank you for understanding! See you all in 2021! 

March 27th & 28th 2020--CANCELLED

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Worship Leader 
​​​​We are blessed to have Laura Thomas, talented pianist and vocalist, joining us to lead our praise and worship time.  

​​​​​​​​​​Keynote Speaker​​ - Kris Goertzen​​

​​God has given Kris a passion to motivate women to live near His heart. Her gift of exhortation delights women both in this country and in other parts of the world. Her love for women is evident as she teaches the truth of God’s Word clearly, passionately, and with the color and enthusiasm only Kris can bring. Her constant desire is to equip women to know God intimately and to live joyous, purposeful lives in the light of Scripture. Her 3 children and 2 son-in-laws are the joy of her life. To her great delight, they each love the Lord and faithfully serve Him. But her new grandson has truly stolen her heart! 
                Besides serving her family, she’s obsessed with equipping the next generation of Titus Two women women by speaking at retre ats and conferences as well as her growing suite of online Bible studies. Yet, Kris’ favorite ministry is serving beside her husband, Dr. Rick Goertzen, who is Lead Pastor at Shades Mountain Community Church in Hoover, AL.
                If you’d like to stay in touch with Kris, like her Facebook page, subscribe to her YouTube channel or follow her on Instagram. But, if it’s spiritual mentoring you long for, grab her new book on Amazon, Extreme Spiritual Makeover, Reflecting the Heart of Christ in My Priorities. This 11-week discipleship manual comes with 5 free video lessons to equip every woman to fulfill her high calling with energy and influence!  

More info about Kris’s passion for your spiritual life is waiting for you at her website,

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2020 Speakers and Musical Talent