Marriage Celebration Retreat
February 14-16, 2020
Whether you’ve been married many years or just one year, life happens.Things change. We change. Join us and take time to laugh, remember, and re-vision your marriage together. Enjoy a wonderful weekend with a banquet dinner, breakfast in bed, evening entertainment, and great sessions including a bonus Enneagram session.
Speakers Tim and Kris Boettger
Tim & Kris Boettger live and minister together in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In addition to being a wife and mother, Kris runs Barn Happy, a restaurant, coffee shop, and Iowa goods store in a barn on their acreage. She has also worked as a Dale Carnegie Instructor & Children's Ministry Director. After spending 20 years as a Teaching Pastor & Director of Marriage Ministries at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls, Tim took a position as The Director of Spiritual Care in The Western Home Communities in Northeast Iowa. He has served there for over 5 years and now runs a Sunday worship service that serves a multigenerational, non/inter-denominational congregation called Fresh Wind Worship. The couple has two children. Isaac recently married his high school sweetheart Katie. They are expecting their first child in March. They split their time between Cedar Falls, Iowa and Buffalo, New York where Isaac plays professional football for the Buffalo Bills. Adrienne is a high school math and basketball coach at Waterloo Christian School in Waterloo, Iowa. Tim and Kris share a passion for the Kingdom of God, the importance of strong families & marriages, and the power and grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They look forward to coming and sharing in this time together with all who will be in attendance.
A Celebration of Your Marriage:
· It's Marvel - Our marriages are a wonder of God's Creation and a marvel to celebrate today.
· It's Making - Our marriages are always under construction and never a finished product. We must always be making and remaking them.
· It's Mission - Our marriages were designed by God for a purpose. Part of the adventure of marriage is learning to discern that unique mission together along the way.
Certified Enneagram coach, Nancy Bartelt will also be leading a session on how this self-awareness tool can bring more compassion into all our relationships, especially when combined with the wisdom of the Gospel.
Nancy & Todd Bartelt and their 4 kids have been loving Okoboji family camp for over a decade. At home in Kansas they enjoy music, theater, and gathering with friends & family.
“This is the best Valentine’s gift anyone could give to their spouse, a wonderful weekend with time to learn and grow together.” - Marriage Celebration Retreat participant
“We arrived pretty sad, broken, and at one of the lowest points in our marriage. By the end we were able to laugh, cry, and smile together and know everything, in God’s timing, would be okay.” – Marriage Retreat Participant