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Refresh Pastors & Spouse Retreat 2023

May 28 - May 30

Poured Out || Poured In

You, our pastors, have poured out in so many ways over the last year. Come, refresh, and let our gifted speakers, worship leaders and planning team pour into you for three days of rest and rejuvenation. 

Registration is closed

We are excited to be heading back to the Lakeview Hecla Resort for the 2023 Refresh Pastor’s Retreat.

Your planning team has been working hard to provide another pastor retreat that fosters connection, refreshment and freedom for you to access that in the way that you need it most. This might mean spending time alone, going on hikes, accessing the spa and skipping all the sessions! If that appeals to you, please come. Connection and refreshment might also mean worshiping and learning together, and spending time getting to know others in your MBCM community. If this is what you were hoping for, please come!  

The days at our Refresh Retreat will have a regular rhythm of food, community and free time. Meals will be shared, followed by a worship and speaker session with plenty of free time to follow.

The Lakeview Resort at Hecla offers a beautiful landscape with Lake Winnipeg just a short walk away. There are walking and hiking paths accessible from the resort as well as longer more challenging hikes in the area. Visit this site to explore some hiking options.

If you’re a golfer, bring your clubs! There are always a few groups that hit the links.

If you’re a cyclist, bring your bike! Kelby Friesen is bringing his bike and will plan for others to join him.

Guest Speakers

Carolyn Klassen

Carolyn Klassen is a therapist in Winnipeg and speaker at Wired for Connection. Her many years of providing therapy provide her with a wealth of knowledge about people—including topics like grief, pain, anxiety, depression, joy and grace that are not easily or often spoken about in polite company. She has a Master’s Degree in therapy and frequently appears on news programs as an expert on relationships and mental health. She attends The Meeting Place in Winnipeg, where she is a member of the teaching team and an elder.

Martha & Andrew Dyck

Martha is an elementary teacher on call, specializing in music education. She enjoys inviting people to worship God in an experience that is rich in word and melody. Andrew teaches Christian spirituality and pastoral ministries in CMU’s seminary program (incl. the MB Track). They have recently begun fellowshipping with the FaithWorks congregation. Before moving back to Winnipeg from Abbotsford ten years ago, they were active in two MB congregations where Andrew pastored. They have adult children and two granddaughters.

Weekend Schedule

Check-in begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 28 with supper together at 6:00 pm. The retreat will wrap up with lunch on Tuesday at Noon. A more detailed schedule will be sent to registrants after registration closes on Friday, May 12th. Stay Tuned!

A Manitoba provincial park pass is required
(more info)

Salka Spa appointments can be made here

Book your golf tee times here

Find more hiking trails here

Bring your bike! Kelby Friesen is bringing his and would love to have people join him on an afternoon ride.

Check out our amazing prizes, donated generously from a variety of businesses and organizations from around the province. There's something for everyone!

  • Barkman Fire Pit
  • 2 night stay at Hecla
  • Lacoste Gift Card
  • 2 night stay at Adventure Huts (Boissevain)
  • 2 Players at the CMU Golf Classic
  • Steve Bell Discography
  • and much much more!


May 28
May 30
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Lakeview Resort and Conference Centre
Gull Harbour, MB R0C 2R0 Canada


Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba
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