Hello My Sweet Friends,
I am so excited to invite you to our Women in Ministry Retreat this October 7-9, 2021, at Lakepoint Resort in Eufaula, Alabama. It has been a while since we have been able to gather like this. I am looking so forward to it. This retreat is for pastors’ wives, associate pastors’ wives, female staff pastors, and credentialed women: “Women in Ministry”.
Our theme for this retreat is “She Abides”. Our sessions will cover topics within this theme such as:
- She Abides Alone- dealing with self-care
- She Abides with Others- dealing with relationships”
- She Abides with God
- She Abides in Hope
Our speaker, Alyssa Gavulic, is a gold star widow, grieving mother, and psychotherapist who has devoted years of her life to researching, healing, and speaking about trauma and resilience. Alyssa is Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who also has her PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision from Liberty University. She is also the director of Crosspoint Counseling Center in Niceville, FL and practices as a psychotherapist that specializes in resiliency, complex trauma, emotions, existential/spiritual issues, personality and dissociative disorders, marriage and family therapy, military unique stressors, suicide assessment/prevention, forgiveness, and complicated bereavement counseling. Her expertise in these areas comes from her education and training as well as her personal experiences of being a widow who lost her husband in a special operations military freefall parachute training accident, a mother who lost her 2 ½ year old daughter in an accidental drowning, a sister who lost her brother by suicide and lost another brother by homicide all within a 2 ½ year time period. Alyssa’s story of how she overcame these life-altering losses by holding onto hope, pressing into her faith, processing her trauma, and healing her heart will both enrich and inspire you. We believe she will be a blessing to you as she shares in each of our sessions.
We are including a registration form as well as a tentative schedule for the retreat. You will register with us and we will take care of booking your rooms. You will find the breakdown of costs for one, two, three, or four to the room on the registration form. This price covers your housing, meals, and other miscellaneous items.
We hope to see you and your ministry friends at this retreat. If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Looking Forward to Seeing You,