FREE RETREAT for Pastors & Spouses of Pastors

You’re invited to a free retreat!  One for Pastor’s spouses, and one for pastors.

Last year I spent 5 days with church planters at Western Pleasure Ranch, and it was an amazingly refreshing week both personally & spiritually.  I would encourage anyone who is in need of renewal to take advantage of this amazing retreat!  The only cost to you is travel to the destination.  All the details are below.  Please contact Tony Nelson if you would like to attend.  This is on a first come basis.

Dave Elshaug, Vision Catalyst for Loving Utah

2017 KEY DATES: AUGUST 21-25 (Male Pastors Only) — Only 12 spots available

AUGUST 25-27 ( Pastor’s Wives Only) — Only 12 spots available 

CONTACT: Tony L. Nelson, Director

Cell: 208-290-5731



Do you need a break?

do you need to reconnect with jesus?

if yes, then you’re inivted to…

refuge-NORTHWEST 2017




We offer renewal, revitalization and recalibration for leaders of churches and faith based not-for-profit organizations.

why Refuge? To end leadership burnout by means of leadership refreshment

DISCOURAGEMENT– Only 4% of non-profit leaders report being properly developed for their position

ISOLATION– 70% of pastors say they did not have one close friend

FAILED MARRIAGES-50% of pastor’s marriages will end in divorce

DEPRESSION-45.5% of pastor’s say they need to take an extended leave of absence


We want to reach out to church leaders and give them some space and time to reconnect with Jesus and each other through outdoor experiences to avoid leadership burnout


Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Sandpoint, ID


2017 KEY DATES: AUGUST 21-25 (Men Only)

AUGUST 25-27 ( Pastor’s Wives Only)

SIZE IS LIMITED TO: 10-14 Men & Women

 COST: FREE– ($250 deposit to hold your position–which you’ll get back if you attend—or an emailed airline ticket receipt).


 CONTACT: Tony L. Nelson, Director

Cell: 208-290-5731


Subject line: Refuge-Northwest



Who’s running this?


Refuge-NW Director-Tony L. Nelson, DMin

5705 N. Isabella Dr., Coeur, d’Alene, ID 83815

Cell: 208-290-5731


Western Pleasure Office

Roley or Janice Schoonover (Owner/Operators)


Toll-Free Call 1-888-263-9066


Is this really for free?

Yes. All we expect you to pay for is your travel expenses and a fishing license. People who love pastors and church leaders have willingly donated to make this happen.


Why are you doing this?

To end leadership burnout by means of leadership refreshment. We offer renewal, revitalization and recalibration for leaders of churches.


Who’s the guest speaker?

Jesus. There are no books to read, no homework and no classes; just time in a beautiful setting with others from a similar background and Jesus. We believe that He has something to say to you if you’ll quiet yourself long enough to listen.


How do I get there?

You can catch a plane to Spokane International Airport (GEG). Where we’ll gladly pick you up. But you must arrive BEFORE 12:00 pm on the day your event begins and book your return flight AFTER 12:00 pm on the last day.


What if I’m driving?

You may drive on your own to the ranch, but please plan to arrive no later than 4:00 pm on the opening day. You can find a map to the ranch at:


What is there to do?

Being a guest ranch there will be more things to do than we have time to do them. But the following is a short list of possibilities:

  • Horseback riding
  • Shooting (yes, guns!)
  • Hiking
  • Fly Fishing
  • Boating
  • Lounging and staring at the beautiful scenery
  • Nightly campfires

Register now to reserve your spot!


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  1. Robert J Smith

    I think this is great I’m a pastor in magna ut me and my wife take every 5th or 6th week and spend it together for a few days in the mountains with Jesus, send me some info for us to donate to your great program. E mail / New Beginning Christian Fellowship, Magna utah

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