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 $4000, but Focus on the Family Canada’s donors generously cover more than half of your attendance fees. Thus, couples only pay $1500 while individuals pay just $1050 to attend.

COST PER COUPLE: $1500

COST FOR INDIVIDUAL: $1050

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.

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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
Oct 1 – Oct 8, 2019 Kerith Pines, Manitoba Full Register
Oct 15 – Oct 22, 2019 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Oct 29 – Nov 5, 2019 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 2 rooms left Register
Nov 12 – Nov 19, 2019 Kerith Creek, Alberta Full Register
Jan 7 – Jan 14, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Jan 21 – Jan 28, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 4 rooms left Register
Feb 4 – Feb 11, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Feb 18 – Feb 25, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 3 rooms left Register
Mar 3 – Mar 10, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Mar 24 – Mar 31, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 4 rooms left Register
Mar 31 – Apr 7, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Apr 21 – Apr 28, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 3 rooms left Register
May 12 – May 19, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
May 19 – May 26, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 4 rooms left Register
Jun 2 – Jun 9, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Jun 23 – Jun 30, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 4 rooms left Register
Jul 7 – Jul 14, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Jul 21 – Jul 28, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 4 rooms left Register
Aug 4 – Aug 11, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Aug 18 – Aug 25, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 4 rooms left Register
Sep 8 – Sep 15, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register
Sep 22 – Sep 29, 2020 Kerith Creek, Alberta 3 rooms left Register
Sep 29 – Oct 6, 2020 Kerith Pines, Manitoba 4 rooms left Register