Bring the whole family to the Venture Church Network Leadership retreat for a time of connection and collaboration with others serving in the ministry.
This retreat is for pastors, church staff and ministry directors as well as deacons, elders, leadership teams, etc.
James grew up in Northern California and moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend college at Corban University. With a theology and Pastoral Ministries in hand, he pastored youth in Boise, Idaho for five years before moving to Hillsboro, Oregon to become the youth pastor at Sonrise Church. In 1998 he was asked to become the senior pastor at Sonrise and has been leading there ever since. Along with his bachelor’s degree from Corban, he has both a master’s and doctoral degrees from Multnomah University. He is passionate about making disciples both personally and corporately and his personal vision in life is to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus. He has enjoyed training and coaching pastors locally and as far away as East Africa and Cuba. He began serving as the Executive Director of Church Venture Northwest in 2020 and is excited to see how God will continue to move throughout our association of churches. James is married to Mary Beth and they have three amazing sons, Josiah, Noah and Seth.
Pricing includes 8 meals and 3 nights' stay. Bedding will be provided for adults. Please bring bedding or a sleeping bag for children 17 and under.
Paid staff - $250 per adult 18 and over, children are free
Lay Leaders - $250 per adult 18 and over, $100 per child (ages 2-17)
(If you would like to stay off campus, the price per adult is $175. The price per child is $75)
Full programming available for children up to age 12 for all the main sessions and adult events.
Children ages 13+ are invited to attend the sessions with their parents or be a part of the team that is serving with the children. Please check the box when you register them so we can assign that appropriately.