Wives of Men in Ministry Retreat

Come be encouraged, refreshed, and exhorted in your relationship with the Lord and your service to Him.

As a ministry wife, serving alongside your husband, you walk through a multitude of life experiences. Some place you on a mountain top, bringing joy and overwhelming you with the blessing of serving together. Other times lead you into valleys, leaving you unsure of your resolve, faith, and heart for ministry.

Regardless of where you are on the journey, yours is an important role and a high calling.

Join us for a three-day retreat at beautiful Pine Cove, where we will gather to celebrate God using us in His ministry and the work He does through our families.

Come be encouraged, refreshed, and exhorted in your relationship with the Lord and your service to Him.

Lori McDaniel

Keynote Speaker

Lori McDaniel

Lori and her husband, Mike McDaniel, and their three children were missionaries in Africa before returning to plant Grace Point Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, where Mike is Lead Pastor. After Lori serves as a Global Mission Catalyst with IMB, mobilizing churches and leading women to participate in God’s global mission. Lori shares how everyday life can be a life on mission at www.lorimcdaniel.org as well as women.imb.org.

Ginger Hiott

Worship Leader

Ginger Hiott

When leading worship, Ginger Hiott mingles together the privilege of praising the Lord and encouraging one another with the comfort and hope for life that Christ alone can give. Through a “ministry of music” that flows from a life continually shaped by God’s grace, mercy and love, others are invited to deeply engage in glorifying and enjoying God with thankful hearts through song in whatever season they may find themselves. Her personal journey includes 28 years of marriage to Charlton Hiott, a former Army Major, DTS grad and the current Senior Associate Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX, where they have worshipped since 1998. She delights in the gifts of her adult daughter, son and “daughter in love” (all UT grads who live and work in Austin Texas), opportunities to participate in various church and community activities including choir, women’s and marriage ministries, composing music for special events/retreats, and her experiences as a Registered Nurse in L&D and School Nursing.

Registration Fee

$175/person (until 3/25/2016)
$195/person (after 3/25/2016)

Date and Location

April 10-12, 2016
6:00 pm Sunday - 11:30 am Tuesday
Pine Cove Conference Center, Tyler, TX


Sunday, April 10
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:45 pm
Session One with Lori McDaniel
9:00 pm
Dessert Fellowship

Monday, April 11
8:00 am
9:45 am
10:00 am
Workshop 1
10:45 am
11:00 am
Workshop 2
11:45 am
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Free Time
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:45 pm
Session Two with Lori McDaniel
9:00 pm
Dessert Fellowship

Tuesday, April 12
9:00 am
10:00 am
Session Three with Lori McDaniel begins
11:30 am
Retreat Concludes


Pine Cove Conference Center in Tyler, Texas, is located in the heart of scenic East Texas. The beautiful wooded landscape and serene lake create the ideal environment for a relaxing getaway. Rooms are hotel-style and all linens are provided.


Leave your fancy clothes behind! Comfortable shoes and attire are the perfect combination for this retreat.

Massage Therapy

This is just one of the many opportunities to be pampered. The massages range from a 15-minute seated massage ($10) to a 30-minute full-body massage ($25).

Counseling and Mentoring

As the wife of a ministry leader, it is often difficult to find the right woman with whom to share struggles. As a complimentary service, appointments are available to meet with a professional counselor. Or if you’re just looking for an experienced woman to talk with, ministry wives will be acting as mentors and are available for appointments. Reservations can be made upon arrival.

Child Care

This retreat is just for you, so please make other arrangements for your children and infants.

Questions? Call 214-887-5253

Workshops Available

Handling Life’s Unexpected Situations

All ministry wives face unexpected circumstances at one time or another, such as when you are about to leave town on a family vacation and someone beloved in your church dies. How can you handle this with grace and love? When is it appropriate to set boundaries and when do you need to cross set boundaries to love those in your ministry? Join Tracie as she leads the group in an open conversation to think through some of life’s inevitably difficult situations that ministry families face.

Tracie Woodward

Workshop Leader: Tracie Woodward

Tracie and her husband, Woody, have been in ministry for over thirty-four years. They currently serve at Kingwood Bible Church in Houston where Woody is senior pastor and Tracie directs the women's ministry. Tracie loves opening up her home, teaching the Bible, creating treasure out of junk, and traveling part-time as a RN for the NFL.

Treasures in Jars of Clay

Being called to leadership in ministry, either as an individual or in your role as a ministry wife, is a standing invitation to find great joy by using your unique gifts in God’s service. But sometimes balancing the truth of how we are wired with the expectations others may have for us in that place can be a challenge. How often do you truly experience the work of your life coming together, as Frederick Buechner has described,”where our deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet?” Join Bev Godby as she explores the importance of leading with your gifts, leveraging the best of your God-given design wherever you are called.

Bev Godby

Workshop Leader: Bev Godby

Bev Hendricks Godby is a senior associate and giftedness coach at The Giftedness Center in Dallas, Texas—a business centered around using SIMA technology to help individuals to embrace the truth of their unique design in ways that provide practical directions and insight, learning how to make choices in pursuit of a life more fully lived on purpose and with purpose. She has two particular areas of focus—Startup Adults, the age group ranging from high school graduates to those in their early 30s, who are somewhere in the process of transitioning into satisfying academic and career paths, and another group she calls Women in Transition, those individuals who because of an abrupt, usually unwelcome change in role, i.e., through divorce, death of spouse, children leaving home, etc., face multiple challenges in redefining their place and worth in their lives.