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Women's Retreat

September 25-27, 2015 (Full!),  October 2-4 (Full!)

October 9-11,  October 16-18, 2015

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Pamper yourself both physically and spiritually at this special women's retreat and leave refreshed! Worship, rest, time in God's Word, great food, and great fellowship are all included in the weekend package. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of Silver Lake Michigan.


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Sept. 25-27, 2015 - Cindy Bultema

Cindy Bultema loves the Lord, loves life, loves her family, and loves to celebrate! With over 15 years in ministry, Cindy has trained leaders and created programs within a variety of settings. Cindy is now a popular women’s speaker, author, blogger, and Bible teacher. Cindy is a member of Carol Kent’s national speaking team, as well as an inspiring Speak Up Conference instructor and Proverbs 31 Speaker Coach.

Cindy lives in West Michigan with her husband John and their children Jake, Benj, Amanda and Sarah.

Find out more about Cindy at www.cindybultema.com 


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Amy Carroll

Oct. 2-4, 2015 - Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll’s passion is living the untied life. She loves to see women freed into the matchless pleasure of deep relationship with God and others. She loves teaching scripture in all its unvarnished glory, and her background as an educator has enhanced her God-given ability to share His big truths in small, understandable bites.

Amy’s years of service in women’s ministry leadership and her current position teaching a multi-age Sunday school class for women fuel her belief that the inter-mingling of all ages and stages leads to greater spiritual maturity.

She is married to Barry, the man that she still loves madly after over 20 years. Their two sons, Anson and Nolan, keep life lively and full of laughter. 

Visit Amy at www.amycarroll.org and find out more about speaker coaching at www.nextstepspeakerservices.org.


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Sandy Ralya 

Oct. 9-11, 2015 - Sandy Ralya

Sandy Ralya is a marriage and mentoring expert, author of The Beautiful Wife, national speaker, and founder of Beautiful Womanhood, an organization that helps grow healthier marriages and churches. She partners with women in bridging the gap from where they are to where they want to be, bringing them deeper fulfillment in their faith and relationships. She has been a sought-after speaker at women's classes, events, and conferences around the United States and Canada, and she has led Beautiful Womanhood seminars throughout the United States, and Uganda, Africa. 

Sandy and her husband Tom have been married since 1980 and live near Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have three adult children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Find out more about Sandy at www.beautifulwomanhood.com 




Annie Downs 

October 16-18, 2015 - Annie Downs

Annie F. Downs is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. An author of three books- Let’s All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love, Annie also loves traveling around the country speaking to young women, college students, and adults.

Read more at www.anniefdowns.com and follow her on Twitter @anniefdowns.


 Women's Retreat Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Pamper Room
  • Boating, Biking, Crafts
  • Ropes Course
  • Climbing Wall
  • Sand Dunes and Lighthouses near by
  • Pontoon Boat Rides
  • Workshops
  • Paintball / Target Sports 
  • Massages*
*additional cost


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Are you a women's ministry leader?

Reserve space at the women's retreat for your whole group and recieve a $10 per person discount*. Contact Brian VanTimmeren, or call 231-873-3662 to reserve spaces for your group. *(Requires a signed contract of 10 or more people with a guaranteed minimum)  

Cost is $114 per person for staying on-campus, $139 per person for reserving local hotel accommodations through Grace Adventures, or commute all retreat for $79. (Rate includes all meals, lodging**, and camp activities)

Must be 18 years old or older to attend (no infants please).


Additional Information

Signed up? Here is a list of what you should bring to the Women's Retreat - Women's Retreat Packing List

Find Directions to Grace Adventures on our Directions Page

**On-Campus housing is assigned by Grace staff based on group size and housing space available

**Hotel rate and reservations are made based on a 2 people per room ratio

Hotel rooms reserved at the Dunes Waterfront Resort, Sierra Sands Family Lodge, and Silver Sands Resort

*Commuter Rate not eligible for $10 per person discount

Need more spots for the weekend? You MUST notify Grace Adventures if you want to add more people beyond the contracted reservation number. If there is available space in the weekend, your reservation will be increased. If the weekend has no more available space, additional people will be added to the Wait List. The Wait List operates on a first-come first-serve basis. If space becomes available, you will receive a call notifying you of additional space.

If you need more information about the Wait List or would like to add people to the Wait List, please call our office. (231) 873-3662