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Ross Point Men’s Retreat – March 8-9, 2019


For more information, click here:  2019 Men’s Retreat

Receive a $10.00 discount if you register by February 22nd.

Pastors are invited to attend free when they bring at least one of their men from their church to the retreat.

The Armor of God

Putting on the Full Armor of God: Why Men Need to be Aware of the Battle and Prepare for it.

In our world today, full of bitterness and    anger, it’s not hard to imagine ourselves in the midst of a war.  But as much as we battle each other over cultural and political differences, there is a greater war being waged – a spiritual battle, of which we often are     unaware and ill-suited to fight.

The bad news is that in our flawed humanity, we are unfit to fight the battle ourselves.  The good news is that God can equip you with the tools for battle and in him there is victory.

At our men’s retreat this year, Brian Harpell will speak openly and truthfully about the  battle being waged and together we will suit up with the right tools to achieve victory over our enemy.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Speaker:  Brian Harpell

BRIAN HARPELL has served in pastoral ministry for 42 years – the last 30 of which, he has been the lead pastor at the First Baptist Church of Everett, Washington. His doctoral degree is from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio where his dissertation was Employing Spiritual Gifts for Church Growth.  Brian has a passion for empowering others to serve according to their gifting and passion.  His 15 trips to Cuba to speak at leadership conferences and at the seminary resulted in a leadership book, Leading Your Congregation   Toward God’s Vision, presently being used as part of the pastoral curriculum at the Baptist Seminary in Santiago de Cuba. 

He and his wife, Lynne have been happily married for 42 years.  They have two married children and two grandchildren.  For 16 years, Brian has been chaplain to the Everett Silvertips ice hockey team, and he continues to play ice hockey twice a week. He actually says that ice hockey prepared him for being a pastor.

Ross Point Women’s Retreat – April 17-19, 2020 – details coming soon


More information will be posted as we get closer to this event

2019 Women’s Retreat

Dancing in the Rain

James 1: 2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”


Learning to Choose Joy in the Midst of Storms

Kim Metcalf:

Kim Metcalf is a retired teacher living in Post Falls, ID with her husband of 43 years. She is a mom of 3 (2 on Earth, 1 in Heaven) and a Mimi to 5 grands. Ross Point Camp holds a huge place in Kim’s heart.

Focus – “Reclaiming Joy in the Wake of Loss”.


Tina Laughary:

Tina, who is also known as, “Pastor Corey’s wife” and “Danny, Zoe an HettyLee’s mom” loves living and serving in the small town of Palouse Washington. Tina has also recently begun the adventure of being a caregiver at Serenity House: a community home for the dying.

Focus –  Walking with others through the storms of life, how to be light in the midst of darkness.


Suzanne Holling:

I’m a farm raised, small town girl also  a mother of 3, wife, friend, photographer, & attempted blogger. Most importantly I’ve been set free by the blood of Christ.  I’m working on finding joy in the mundane, and so incredibly grateful for Grace. God is peeling back more layers  of the onion I am which can get pretty stinky.  I mess up each day, and am thankful that I’m loved, just the mess that I am.

Focus – How you get to wanting to dance in the rain through break-through and freedom in Christ.


Andrea Edwards:

Dr. Andra Edwards is a 2005 graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She owns a small mixed animal Practice in rural Palouse, Washington.  Dr. Edwards has a particular interest in pet hospice and guiding her clients through the end of life process with their pets with quality of life as a core value. She spends much of her time providing house calls, palliative care, and home euthanasia visits. She enjoys sharing her experiences with the WSU veterinary students in a class she teaches that focuses on companion animal end of life and understanding client bereavement associated with pet loss. When she is not teaching or working in her busy practice, Dr. Edwards enjoys running, hiking, horseback riding, visiting with friends, and spending time with her family, which include her husband, two children, and numerous furry and feathered family members.

Focus – The basic anatomy of grief and how we navigate through it all with a veterinary medicine twist. We will also talk about compassion fatigue and wellness.

Retreat Director:   Traci Mertens

Traci has been involved with Ross Point in many different facets since 2002. She is a kindergarten teacher and a cat mom. Ross Point holds a special place in her walk with Christ and in her life’s journey. She can’t wait to meet you!



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