2017 Pastors' Wives' Getaway

Thirty two ladies joined together for three days at the Deer Ridge Retreat house to network, laugh, learn and pray during our annual Wives Getaway. Women came from as far away as Oklahoma, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Kansas and other states to enjoy sweet fellowship. We shared meals together, teaching sessions by Lisa Clay and Nicki Bradshaw, and had even a fun evening of some “creative therapy.” Pictured on this page are some of the ladies with their completed painting projects. Thanks to Angie Zettle for helping us bless these ladies with a lovely keepsake for their homes..

Thank-you to all who helped serve, wash dishes, clean rooms, run traffic, and pray during the Getaway. We greatly appreciate all who support this event and make it possible for these ‘unsung heroes’ of the church, to get away for a few days. Ladies, if you missed this event this year, we missed you! We are planning a fall Getaway for 2017.

What You Can Expect

Because we understand the life of a pastor’s wife, this is a time to give them special attention! The Wives Getaway is truly one of the favorite events on the Deer Ridge calendar. It is an opportunity for pastors' wives to come together and share their lives with women who understand the unique lifestyle a pastor’s wife experiences. In addition to hearing from an excellent speaker who knows that lifestyle, the “Getaway” also provides every woman with special touches that say, “You are loved and appreciated!”

To request a reservation for the 2017 Pastors' Wives' Getaway, visit the registration page today. You can write in the details of your request in the message box provided. Please fill out all the information required. We'll get back to you within three days. Further details will be available soon.

A Testimonial Written by One of Our Special Wives

“I saw this picture and immediately thought of the time several years ago that I attended my first Pastors Wives Retreat at Deer Ridge. I was drained, in need of a couple of sisters who ‘got me’, who had a life similar to mine, who loved God, her husband, children and even the church, but needed refreshment for the journey ahead. And God blessed me to meet Dave & Louise Decker. I never knew there was such a ministry that was birthed for the purpose of ministering to those who minister. I met so many wonderful women from all areas of the world and we prayed together, cried together, ate together, learned together and were refreshed together. I couldn't wait for the next year to come and not only see our hosts but more sisters just like me.

I know in this life we are busy. Busy being mothers, wives, care givers, midwives, daughters, sisters, friends and first ladies, but once a year we should take time to be a vessel in need of refreshment, fresh wind, and rest. Please join us as we celebrate together in 2017.”

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Many gals left notes of thanks. Here are some of the written comments from a few of our new friends:

“What a unique ministry to an often forgotten group of women.”

“The messages encouraged me in a difficult new endeavor God is calling me to fulfill.”

“Thank-you for allowing me to come, to be encouraged and refreshed that I might partner even better with my husband.”

“This gift has reminded me that I am not alone.”

“I am leaving feeling loved!”

“I deeply appreciate the time and energy you have invested in our lives.”

2017 Pastors' Wives' Getaway

Thirty two ladies joined together for three days at the Deer Ridge Retreat house to network, laugh, learn and pray during our annual Wives Getaway. Women came from as far away as Oklahoma, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Kansas and other states to enjoy sweet fellowship. We shared meals together, teaching sessions by Lisa Clay and Nicki Bradshaw, and had even a fun evening of some “creative therapy.” Pictured on this page are some of the ladies with their completed painting projects. Thanks to Angie Zettle for helping us bless these ladies with a lovely keepsake for their homes..

Thank-you to all who helped serve, wash dishes, clean rooms, run traffic, and pray during the Getaway. We greatly appreciate all who support this event and make it possible for these ‘unsung heroes’ of the church, to get away for a few days. Ladies, if you missed this event this year, we missed you! We are planning a fall Getaway for 2017.

What You Can Expect

Because we understand the life of a pastor’s wife, this is a time to give them special attention! The Wives Getaway is truly one of the favorite events on the Deer Ridge calendar. It is an opportunity for pastors' wives to come together and share their lives with women who understand the unique lifestyle a pastor’s wife experiences. In addition to hearing from an excellent speaker who knows that lifestyle, the “Getaway” also provides every woman with special touches that say, “You are loved and appreciated!”

To request a reservation for the 2017 Pastors' Wives' Getaway, visit the registration page today. You can write in the details of your request in the message box provided. Please fill out all the information required. We'll get back to you within three days. Further details will be available soon.

A Testimonial Written by One of Our Special Wives

“I saw this picture and immediately thought of the time several years ago that I attended my first Pastors Wives Retreat at Deer Ridge. I was drained, in need of a couple of sisters who ‘got me’, who had a life similar to mine, who loved God, her husband, children and even the church, but needed refreshment for the journey ahead. And God blessed me to meet Dave & Louise Decker. I never knew there was such a ministry that was birthed for the purpose of ministering to those who minister. I met so many wonderful women from all areas of the world and we prayed together, cried together, ate together, learned together and were refreshed together. I couldn't wait for the next year to come and not only see our hosts but more sisters just like me.

I know in this life we are busy. Busy being mothers, wives, care givers, midwives, daughters, sisters, friends and first ladies, but once a year we should take time to be a vessel in need of refreshment, fresh wind, and rest. Please join us as we celebrate together in 2017.”