2019 Spring Retreat Information



EM·BRACE. . . as we are held in the arm's of Christ, we enthusiastically support those who are working around the world so that others can also find rest in the arms of our Savior, and that we would follow our international workers' example here in our own communities!

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2019 Spring Retreat:


Join us for this brand new Spring Retreat at a premier Twin Cities hotel!

Theme:       EM·BRACE

Speakers:   Diana Stimmel and Jen Vogel

Dates:         Fri.-Sat., March 22-23, 2019

Times:        Check-in begins at 3pm on Friday

                        First session starts at 7pm

                        Concludes Saturday at 4pm

Location:   Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center

                    Chaska, Minnesota

Costs:         Retreat only:  Was $125.  NOW ON SALE!!

Pay only $80

(note: those already paid will be refunded the difference.)

                    Hotel Rooms (optional): $99

Room rates remain the same at $99 per room with up to 4 in a room - an amazingly low price for amazing accommodations!


STEP 1     Registration has CLOSED.

STEP 2     Reserve hotel rooms (optional)

   Friday and/or Saturday

              Call 952.368.3100 to reserve

Mention code Embrace to get special rate.


* Registration Checks accepted, payable to NCD GCW and mailed to Sarah Guptill:

                              10385 64th ST NE

                              ALBERTVILLE, MN 55301-3515

* Hotel costs must be paid directly to Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center.

Registration closed March 18, 2019.

If you wish to make a late registration, please contact Sarah Guptill (below).

Thank you.

For more information contact:

Paula          920.629.6900 for retreat ?'s

Sarah          763.443.8796 for registration ?'s

Info Video: Click below for answers to your questions!

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Speaker: Diana Stimmel

Diana was born Texas. It was on a Young Life ski trip that she made a public confession of her commitment to Christ. She met Jack Stimmel while they were students at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. They married in 1978, served as assistant pastor couple, then planted a church in Jack’s hometown prior to departing for South Korea as international workers with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in 1982 for one term. They returned to the US to serve a two-year term as International Workers-in-Residence, professors, and later VP/Student Development (Jack) at Crown College in Minnesota. In the summer of 1992, the Stimmels accepted a call to serve again as lead pastoral couple in Wisconsin until May of 2010 when they left to begin a new adventure in North and Central Asia pastoring the International Church in the capital and serving as Team Leaders. They concluded their overseas ministry in 2013 and currently pastor in Wisconsin. Jack and Diana have two grown sons: Joshua (wife Leslie and their son Owen Jack) and Jonathan (wife Julie and their daughters Brynn Lee and Elly).

Speaker: Jen Vogel

Jen was born in Minnesota to a Christian family and always believed the gospel. Shortly before her ninth birthday, she declared her lifelong commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus and was baptized. At age 12, Jen began attending Dover Avenue Alliance Church with her family in Orange City, Iowa. She attended Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Iowa State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In 1986, Jen married her best friend and high-school sweetheart, Doug Vogel. They raised two boys, Adam and David, and have served in ministry together as lay volunteers. Currently, Jen and Doug are involved in the mid-week children’s ministry at Dover Church in Orange City, Iowa. Jen has served in a variety of leadership positions with Stonecroft Ministries, Alliance Women Ministries, and Moms in Prayer International. Presently, she is the national director of Great Commission Women, an auxiliary ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. In her free time, Jen enjoys reading, travel, and competitive racquetball.

Printable Flyers:  Click on flyer to open it.  Then download and save in Adobe as a PDF. Print using the 'Fit' setting to get correct sizing and spacing.

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