WHOLE: A Retreat for Pastors' Wives

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Kelowna

The Dumaresq Residence

2370 Dunsmuir Rd.

Kelowna, BC

Canada

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“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” - I Thessalonians 5:23

WHOLE: full; perfect; integral; unabridged; unabbreviated; complete; fulfilled; undivided; in one piece

Purpose: A retreat for Pastors’ Wives to provide a supportive, restorative, restful environment for spirit, soul, and body

We may arrive in pieces, but we will leave whole.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Deanna can be reached via email at deannalemke1@gmail.com

Can other wives involved in ministry attend?

Not at this time. It is our goal to expand this retreat to benefit all Ministers' wives, including church plants, evangelists, assistants, etc. For the time being, space is limited and therefore, we are inviting Pastors' wives. There is a unique and exciting plan for this to be more inclusive in the future.

How should I pack?

100% casual. You may want soft slippers, as we do not wear our shoes in the house. There is a large secluded hot tub, so a Pentecostal bathing suit (you know, the one with the hole in the knee!) would be handy if you'd like to enjoy an evening soak. Walking shoes for morning walks are optional.

Please note! The Dumaresq family has small dogs. If you have allergies that can be controlled by antihistamines, please pack those medications.

I've never been to something like this before. What will we be doing?

WHOLE is not a conference. WHOLE is not church. WHOLE is not for collecting resources to take back home.

WHOLE is not about doing.

WHOLE is about being. WHOLE is a retreat for you. It is all about you.

That being said, this is the daily plan that we will loosely follow:

PART 1: Connect

Thursday Afternoon Welcome Reception

Evening Dinner

Introduction to the vision & purpose for this event

Conversation and snacks

Secluded Hot Tub

PART 2: Transfer

Friday Morning

Optional Walk

Breakfast

Exhorting: Speaker TBA

Questions and Conversation with Speaker - a mentoring opportunity

R&R and snacks

Reflection & Inquiry (Q&A)

Inquiry turns our energy outward through our dialogue with others. Reflection directs our effort inward, creating an internal framework of understanding from experiences. These do NOT happen in ISOLATION. We need time together iron sharpening iron.

Lunch

R&R - perhaps a little friendly Bocce Ball tournament, weather permitting.

Evening Dinner

Exhorting: Speaker TBA

Discussion and more snacks!

PART 3: Encourage

Saturday Morning

Optional Walk

Breakfast

Devotional: Speaker TBA

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Kelowna

The Dumaresq Residence

2370 Dunsmuir Rd.

Kelowna, BC

Canada

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