A WEEKEND WITH YOU IN MIND

Crafts & Creative Activities

Crafts & Creative Activities

Ropes Course & Giant Swing

Ropes Course & Giant Swing

Interactive Seminars

Interactive Seminars

Endless Outdoor Activities

Endless Outdoor Activities

A Weekend With You In Mind

Grab the girls and spend a weekend away, resting, and finding new strength at Berea’s Women’s Retreat.

The schedule for the retreat is planned deliberately to give you a chance to grow and to be refreshed, to use the time in the unique way that you would most enjoy. In between the main group sessions, spend time talking with friends, take a short hike along our Prayer Walk trail, relax with a book and a cup of coffee, or join in one of the many optional activities – such as riflery, archery, volleyball, seminars, crafts, kayaking, canoeing, and boat tours – that Berea has to offer.

SPEAKER: STEFANIE CASSETTO

Stefanie Cassetto works at Saddleback Church’s broadcast campus in Lake Forest, California. She finds it a great privilege to lead, to usher, and to equip the Worship Ministry for battle, and she does so with strength and grace. She partners with her husband John to shape and propel the Ministry into new territories of health and might. Stefanie believes God does some of His best work through worship services and large group gatherings. She uses her leadership gifts to champion team health with an emphasis on clear communication pathways and robust processes. It is her joy to serve the local church with her husband, and their two boys, Noah and Hayden.

WORSHIP BAND: ALANNA STORY

Sisters Ally and Anna have been leading worship together since they were 13. They believe that “the role of a worship leader is to have one hand on the heart of God and one hand on the heart of the people, to simultaneously be listening to the heart of the Father and also discerning where the people we are leading are at–so that we can help lead them closer to the heart of God…if they are willing to go.” Ally and Anna combined their names back in 2008 to officially form the music group known as Alanna Story. As their platform grows, they continue to live and to play music in a way that allows them to help others encounter God.

SPEAKER: STEFANIE CASSETTO

Stefanie Cassetto works at Saddleback Church’s broadcast campus in Lake Forest, California. She finds it a great privilege to lead, to usher, and to equip the Worship Ministry for battle, and she does so with strength and grace. She partners with her husband John to shape and propel the Ministry into new territories of health and might. Stefanie believes God does some of His best work through worship services and large group gatherings. She uses her leadership gifts to champion team health with an emphasis on clear communication pathways and robust processes. It is her joy to serve the local church with her husband, and their two boys, Noah and Hayden.

WORSHIP BAND: ALANNA STORY

Sisters Ally and Anna have been leading worship together since they were 13. They believe “The role of a worship leader is to have one hand on the heart of God and one hand on the heart of the people, to simultaneously be listening to the heart of the Father and also discerning where the people we are leading are at—so that we can help lead them closer to the heart of God…if they are willing to go.” Ally and Anna combined their names back in 2008 to officially form the music group known as Alanna Story. As their platform grows, they continue to live and to play music in a way that allows them to help others encounter God.

SPEAKER: AMBER CAMERON

Originally from Oklahoma, Amber moved to New England thanks to her Navy husband Tyler. After graduating college, the Navy called Tyler to Groton, CT.  It was then that Amber fell in love with the Northeast.  The warm summers, gorgeous falls, and even the very, very long winters lured her Oklahoma girl’s heart to New England.   Shortly after their arrival, Amber began serving in both Children’s and Women’s Ministries in Groton and Manchester, CT.  In 2015, she was hired on staff at Groton Bible Chapel. Through her position as Women’s Ministry Director, Amber has led multiple workshops and trainings on developing healthy study habits, small group facilitation, and how to teach Scripture.  A passionate teacher herself, Amber desires to see women fall in love with the Word of God, grow in their relationship with Him, and live their lives following Him. The two women Amber is most passionate about loving the Lord are her daughters, Addison (10) and Emily (7). 

WORSHIP BAND: OUT OF THE DUST

The husband-and-wife duo Out of the Dust is comprised of Chris and Stephanie Teague who have a story of downfall, heartbreak, and miraculous redemption that is woven deep into the fabric of their music. After growing up in church and marrying young, Chris slowly and quietly lost all faith in God during college. Slipping into the grips of alcohol, drugs and every other whim of his heart, he secretly managed an alter ego for years around church friends, family, and even Stephanie. Finally, everything surfaced one Thursday night in January 2010 as Stephanie’s life unraveled before her eyes. Their young marriage quickly collapsed in divorce as Chris walked away from everything he knew. What happened next can’t be called anything other than a miracle. His independence very rapidly found him in the darkest and most desperate place of his life, and it was there that he was shown the depth of his selfishness and pride. Incredibly, in just over a year, God mended their hearts, restored their marriage, and still continues to breathe new life into their story today. God not only redeemed and resurrected their marriage, but He also gave them a new direction which they had never even dreamed about- music together with a purpose. The release of their debut album led them to perform and share their story all over the country, and they received extensive media coverage including Fox News, The 700 Club, and Family Life Today. Their latest album, Now More Than Ever, was released in September 2019.
+ September 11-13

SPEAKER: STEFANIE CASSETTO

Stefanie Cassetto works at Saddleback Church’s broadcast campus in Lake Forest, California. She finds it a great privilege to lead, to usher, and to equip the Worship Ministry for battle, and she does so with strength and grace. She partners with her husband John to shape and propel the Ministry into new territories of health and might. Stefanie believes God does some of His best work through worship services and large group gatherings. She uses her leadership gifts to champion team health with an emphasis on clear communication pathways and robust processes. It is her joy to serve the local church with her husband, and their two boys, Noah and Hayden.

WORSHIP BAND: ALANNA STORY

Sisters Ally and Anna have been leading worship together since they were 13. They believe that “the role of a worship leader is to have one hand on the heart of God and one hand on the heart of the people, to simultaneously be listening to the heart of the Father and also discerning where the people we are leading are at–so that we can help lead them closer to the heart of God…if they are willing to go.” Ally and Anna combined their names back in 2008 to officially form the music group known as Alanna Story. As their platform grows, they continue to live and to play music in a way that allows them to help others encounter God.

+ September 18-20

SPEAKER: STEFANIE CASSETTO

Stefanie Cassetto works at Saddleback Church’s broadcast campus in Lake Forest, California. She finds it a great privilege to lead, to usher, and to equip the Worship Ministry for battle, and she does so with strength and grace. She partners with her husband John to shape and propel the Ministry into new territories of health and might. Stefanie believes God does some of His best work through worship services and large group gatherings. She uses her leadership gifts to champion team health with an emphasis on clear communication pathways and robust processes. It is her joy to serve the local church with her husband, and their two boys, Noah and Hayden.

WORSHIP BAND: ALANNA STORY

Sisters Ally and Anna have been leading worship together since they were 13. They believe “The role of a worship leader is to have one hand on the heart of God and one hand on the heart of the people, to simultaneously be listening to the heart of the Father and also discerning where the people we are leading are at—so that we can help lead them closer to the heart of God…if they are willing to go.” Ally and Anna combined their names back in 2008 to officially form the music group known as Alanna Story. As their platform grows, they continue to live and to play music in a way that allows them to help others encounter God.

+ September 25-27

SPEAKER: AMBER CAMERON

Originally from Oklahoma, Amber moved to New England thanks to her Navy husband Tyler. After graduating college, the Navy called Tyler to Groton, CT.  It was then that Amber fell in love with the Northeast.  The warm summers, gorgeous falls, and even the very, very long winters lured her Oklahoma girl’s heart to New England.   Shortly after their arrival, Amber began serving in both Children’s and Women’s Ministries in Groton and Manchester, CT.  In 2015, she was hired on staff at Groton Bible Chapel. Through her position as Women’s Ministry Director, Amber has led multiple workshops and trainings on developing healthy study habits, small group facilitation, and how to teach Scripture.  A passionate teacher herself, Amber desires to see women fall in love with the Word of God, grow in their relationship with Him, and live their lives following Him. The two women Amber is most passionate about loving the Lord are her daughters, Addison (10) and Emily (7). 

WORSHIP BAND: OUT OF THE DUST

The husband-and-wife duo Out of the Dust is comprised of Chris and Stephanie Teague who have a story of downfall, heartbreak, and miraculous redemption that is woven deep into the fabric of their music. After growing up in church and marrying young, Chris slowly and quietly lost all faith in God during college. Slipping into the grips of alcohol, drugs and every other whim of his heart, he secretly managed an alter ego for years around church friends, family, and even Stephanie. Finally, everything surfaced one Thursday night in January 2010 as Stephanie’s life unraveled before her eyes. Their young marriage quickly collapsed in divorce as Chris walked away from everything he knew. What happened next can’t be called anything other than a miracle. His independence very rapidly found him in the darkest and most desperate place of his life, and it was there that he was shown the depth of his selfishness and pride. Incredibly, in just over a year, God mended their hearts, restored their marriage, and still continues to breathe new life into their story today. God not only redeemed and resurrected their marriage, but He also gave them a new direction which they had never even dreamed about- music together with a purpose. The release of their debut album led them to perform and share their story all over the country, and they received extensive media coverage including Fox News, The 700 Club, and Family Life Today. Their latest album, Now More Than Ever, was released in September 2019.

RATES (per person)

Onsite: $185 // Offsite: $85

Prices increase $15 on June 1.