2014 Wellness Retreat Schedule


10 – 11
Renewal in Christ – Solitude with Jesus– St. Louis Seminary Prayer Retreat, Concordia Lutheran, Kirkwood, Missouri
20 – 24
Kindle Retreat  – Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin



St. Louis Seminary Retreat – Pere Marquette Park, Grafton, IL
28 – March 2
Ft. Wayne Seminary Retreat – Don Hall’s Guest House, Ft. Wayne, IN



5 - 9



6 – 8
St. Louis Region Educators Retreat – Cedar Creek Retreat Center, New Haven, MO
9 – 13
Lutheran Church Worker Couple’s Retreat – Heartwood Retreat Center, Trego, WI
9 – 13
Northern Illinois District Retreat – Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI



21 – 25
Kansas District Retreat – Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS
28 – August 1st
Michigan District Retreat – Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI



 LCMS Latin American Missionary Retreat – Dominican Republic



Deaconess Retreat – Mercy Retreat Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Congregational Wellness Weekend Participant

quot2What an uplifting and Spirit-filled weekend we experienced! We give thanks to God for this time of refreshment…”

Pastor Alvin Peters, Hope Lutheran Church, K.C.

quot2We thank Grace Place for what you do in providing retreats for stressed and weary pastors and wives. We really needed this retreat; between the demands of church and four small children. Thank you for your ministry which is such a great blessing to so many.”

The Barna Group & The Alban Institute

quot2Nearly all clergy or wives will go through a significant episode of clinical depression during ministry. 73% of Grace Place retreat attendees have experienced improvement in their emotional well being.”

Church Worker-Swan Lake Retreat-2012

quot2“Thank you very much for the week at Grace Place.  This week was an anonymous gift to us and was a wonderful surprise.  The leaders here did such a good job presenting and caring for us.  It’s been a challenging year for me and my family, so this week was a true blessing to us.

Thanks for taking care of us and other church workers.”

Church Worker Spouse – Swan Lake Retreat-2012

quot2“We just wanted to say thank you for your support of this Grace Place retreat.  It couldn’t have come at a better time for my husband and myself.  This past year has been challenging and at times it was hard to find the joy in our work.  This has been a week of renewal for us and we have truly been blessed by this community of believers.  We have definitely felt the love of God through these people.  Thank you so much for caring for us through your support of this ministry.”

Matt Nolte – PLI-Dallas TX, 2012

quot2Beloved servants in Christ – Sometime the gifts we give in response to God’s calling are such a passion of ours that we might see them as insignificant or not enough.  But today I want to assure you that by God’s grace your gift to God’s servants has been multiplied to us.  Thank you for acknowledging the need of spiritual renewal for pastors and their wives and utmost thank you for the sacrifices you have made meet that need.  Whether great or small, your offering to the ministry is never trifle.  Thank you for your continued obedience to God’s requests.”

Pastor Chris and Angela Bode

quot2We are so thankful to have this opportunity to spend time together with such accomplished professionals who are able to help us identify and improve the health of our ministry, finances and stewardship, physical health and our marriage.  We are serving in a new church in Robbinsdale, MN.  We are raising our 5 small children, both working, and none of this is possible except for your generosity and God’s help.”

With Grateful Hearts,

Alma and Juan Zamora

quot2“It is my pleasure to be able to thank you for your support in helping us grow as pastors, as couples and, most of all, as individuals. Thank you for making it possible for us to attend events like this Retreat where we get fed, nurtured, informed, and uplifted. Personally, I cannot say enough about all the things this Retreat has brought to our marriage.

Once again, thank you very much for your support!!!”

(First ever retreat for Spanish speaking  church workers)

Nola Seaman, Garden Grove, CA

quot2…This has been an incredible week!  God has been such a real presence.  I have learned so much about myself and about what it is that makes me tick…”

Snowmass Singles Retreat, 2013

Loren & LaDon Wilshusen, Fremont, NE

quot2Dear Christian Friends,
Words cannot express the feelings “we” have after our Grace Place experience.  It will be much easier to tackle the events that will be set before us in our daily lives.  God’s grace has always been there, but now it is much more alive and accessible.  Our eyes have been opened to a true life in Christ that reigns over our own lives. Thank you very much for the opportunity to grow closer to our baptism and to Christ.”

Bless you all

Snowmass Couple Retreat, 2013


Grace Place Lutheran Wellness Ministries provides church workers and their spouses biblically-based resources to cope with ministry challenges and strengthen the ministry they serve. Overwhelmingly, participants report improvements in spiritual, emotional and physical well-being and say the feel better equipped to model and motivate health and wholeness to the people they serve.


To make our ministry-sustaining programs affordable for church workers and their spouses, Grace Place depends on the kind financial support of caring individuals and foundations.

We are a registered 501(c)(3), making all donations tax deductible according to federal guidelines.

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