2018 “Radiant Woman” Pastors' Wives' Getaway

Mark your calendar and register a.s.a.p. The 2018 Getaway is scheduled for October 7-9. Our guests generally arrive on Sunday afternoon. We join together for a meal Sunday night and a "get acquainted" time. On Monday morning, we have a guest speaker and some small group time, followed by lunch and free time in the afternoon. Later, we gather for a meal and an activity. On Tuesday morning, we have a session with our speaker and then enjoy lunch together before dismissing.

The cost for the entire event is $100. We ask for a $50 deposit to reserve a spot and then $50 upon arrival. This fee pays for two nights lodging (two people in a hotel room), all speaker fees, craft or activity, and all meals. We do offer some scholarships on a first come, first served basis. Most wives come alone, so we try to put them in a room with another gal who will connect. If they come with a friend, we certainly will put them together.

We are excited to announce author and pastor’s wife, Aubrey Sampson will be our speaker this year. Aubrey and her husband pastor a church in the Chicago suburbs. She brings a young, fresh face and perspective in her enthusiastic teaching. Women say that the richest time of the Getaway is not just the teaching, but the connection with others who are walking in in their same steps. We love to pray for wives and encourage them to take advantage of the time to 'be real' with other sisters who understand.

We are now taking registrations and have several women already signed up, although the Getaway is in October. Space is limited, so we encourage ladies to sign up when they know they are able to come. Once a registration thru this website is made, we will be in contact by sending out a reservation packet and staying in touch via e-mail.

EF Estela, Worship Arts Pastor at Stone Church, Orland Park, IL, joins us to facilitate worship. She was born and raised in Chicago, attended North Central University in Minneapolis. EF and her husband, Joe, since 2006, and are blessed with two children: Lorenzo and Adaline.

Previous Getaway Guests

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.”

"I am excited about a lot of things and a lot of folks. A few of them being Jesus, disciple-making, my husband, Kevin, and our three hilarious sons, and our church plant, Renewal Church, where I serve on the preaching team and as the director of Equipping/Discipleship.

"I also get excited about writing, speaking, and you. It is my passion to empower you to take up all the space that God has for you and find hope in seasons of difficulty (’cause I’ve absolutely been there).

"I’m an author, speaker, and grad student. I’m always learning and sometimes I move too fast. So, you’ll typically find me failing forward.

"My first book, Overcomer: Breaking Down the Walls of Shame and Rebuilding Your Soul (Zondervan, 2015), gives you the courage to kick down your walls of shame and embrace freedom in Christ..."

Psalm 34:5, “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”

"May you know who you are in Christ, and more importantly, who Christ is in you."


Aubrey's second book, The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament (NavPress), will be out early next year. She writes for Propel Women and is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. She has contributed to Ann Voskamp’s A Holy Experience, “(In)courage,” Gifted for Leadership, Lifeway, Fulfill, Today’s Christian Woman, Proverbs 31, MOPS International, and more.