Marriage Celebration Retreat

February 11-13, 2022

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, evening entertainment, free couples photo shoot, breakfast café, and great sessions.

Drawing on the wisdom of God's Word and mixing in a whole lot of laughter and grace, couples will leave the weekend renewed in their relationship with Christ and their commitment to each other.

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11


Speakers: Mark and Jody Stevenson


Growing up in neighboring communities in Iowa allowed Mark and Jody to meet and    marry young. Now they shake their heads as they realize they've been married for nearly 4 decades. A career in the Hospitality industry, a nursing degree, two kids, a move into full-time ministry, building a business and a non-profit, trained worship leader, marriage mentoring/lay counseling and now 4 grandkids have filled those years to the maximum. Iowa natives, they have lived in all four corners and landed in the middle 15 years ago.
Currently when Mark and Jody are not working their "tent making" jobs in townhome property management and nursing at a MercyOne Clinic you will find them ministering to people and small churches throughout Iowa, playing with their grandkids or riding their tandem trikes.
Their passion to share the love of Christ by transparently sharing their own life lessons has led to hearing "me too" more times than they can count. Their goal is not to "fix" marriages or people but to help people truly know their limitless God. That takes care of everything.
As former Ingham Okoboji year-round staff, Mark and Jody are delighted to come back and help lead this year's marriage celebration weekend. 

2021 Cost:

$209 for the weekend per couple

$119 commuter rate per couple (breakfast not included)

Deposit: $50/couple (non-refundable)

Registration Begins at 7:30 pm on Feb. 11

Programming Begins at 8:00 pm

Weekend Concludes with Lunch

at 11:00 am on Feb. 13

“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