Formerly known as Adult 55+ Retreat

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September 12-14, 2017

This engaging two-day conference will inspire you to live your vibrant life! Daily workshops, and activities include Get Fit wellness sessions, Illusionist show, evening concert by The Pilgrims, Bridging the Generations forums, and more.

Keynote Speaker: Ryan Willson

RyanWillson 250pxRyan graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2001 and was ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church in 2006. He served in youth ministry at the Tacoma First Free Methodist Church and Tonasket Free Methodist Church. In 2007 Ryan and his family accepted God’s call to serve as missionaries with Free Methodist World Missions in Malawi, Africa. Ryan worked in leadership development in rural villages, helping to train Godly leaders for the Free Methodist Church of Malawi. Ryan and his family returned to Tonasket Free Methodist Church in 2014, where he now serves as Lead Pastor.

Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife Jen and their four children. He also enjoys traveling, running, and playing basketball. Ryan’s life verse is 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Pastor Willson's theme for the keynote sessions: "Grow where you're planted."

Special Guest Speaker: Graham Kerr

graham kerr 3 250pxGraham Kerr, formerly the "Galloping Gourmet," produced for worldwide television (1960-2010) by his wife Treena. Treena passed away on September 17, 2015. They had been in love since 1945. Graham tells how God has remade and renewed his life, so that he is now learning how to love again in a whole new way; including the way he cooks for his friends and neighbors.

Graham is speaking on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the 3:30pm Welcome Session.

Additional Program Features


  • Kick off session with Graham Kerr
  • Evening concert by The Pilgrims


  • Get fit with choice of two wellness sessions
  • Evening show by Comedy Illusionist, Dan Staple
  • Bridging the Generations forums
  • Closing session with Pastor Ryan Willson
Sample Schedule

  • Annual Banquet, Tuesday, September 11, 6:00pm
  • Emcee: Bud McDole
  • Worship led by the ever popular, John Sinkevitch
  • Special music from the Pilgrims, Gabby Gaston, For This Time Girl's Choir, Rick & Margaret Spears, Kitty McGee, Oscar Washington, Berta and the Combo
  • View the work of gifted artist, Hulin Fleming
  • Special speakers: Trina & Graham Kerr, Abby Nelson with "Sister Connection", missionaries Randy & Alice Matthewson, and Supt. Matt Whitehead

NEW Mission Projects: We encourage attendees to bring unused hearing aids, eye glasses and cell phones to contribute to our mission projects.

Arrival and Departure

Check-In: Tuesday, at 1:30 pm in Cedar Lodge Lobby. Please check in prior to moving into your assigned housing.
First Meal: Dinner, Tuesday
Final Meal: Lunch, Thursday

All prices are per person and include registration and program fee (in US currency).

Lodging Rates
Full Time/Single Occupancy - includes 6 meals and linens
Lodging in Olympic View Lodge, Mount Baker Village, or Cascadian Lodge
$218 per person
Full Time/Double or Triple Occupancy - includes 6 meals and linens
Lodging in Olympic View Lodge, Mount Baker Village, or Cascadian Lodge
RV area - meals not included $41
Lodging Options
Full-Time Commuter - includes up to 6 meals. $97
Full-Time Commuter - meals not included $39
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