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Spring Retreat 2022


April 7 -10, 2022, Ridgecrest Conference Center
This page is for attendees during the Spring Retreat. Check below for important details about the retreat with real time updates.

He Makes All Things New

After the trauma of abuse, we may find ourselves feeling shattered and longing for love more than ever before.


Support Called to Peace Ministries

Called to Peace Ministries serves to be a beacon of hope through Christ to women and their families trapped in the dangerous dynamics of abuse by offering help through our Emergency Fund. 

The Emergency Fund exists as a source of last resort, to be used only after the client requesting assistance has explored all other possibilities of help from family, friends, savings, or investments. The Fund is intended to be a temporary help to help provide financial assistance to survivors during a time of crisis. 

Please consider how you can help us to raise $20,000 during the He Makes All Things New Retreat for women in crisis. 

Through the Emergency Fund, we provide help with:

  • $50 donation = Gift Cards for Gas or Groceries
  • $100 donation = A Hotel Stay to Flee From an Abuser 
  • $250 donation = Past Due Bill Support
  • $500 donation = Supplemental Help With Rent or a Mortgage Payment 
  • $750 donation = Help with an Apartment Deposit 

If you give a donation during the retreat from Wednesday April 6th to Sunday April 10th, every gift up to $5,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor. Give NOW to double your donation. 

If you have been encouraged or supported by the work at Called to Peace Ministries, please consider how God may use you to be a lifeline of hope for another woman experiencing domestic abuse by giving to our Emergency Fund. 

“The Emergency Fund support I received from Called to Peace Ministries allowed me to get a place of my own- to have a safe place to dwell and to have a new beginning.”

– Molly

“By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. If anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need and has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:16-18)

Remaining time for $5,000 matching grant








What is Called to Peace?

Called to Peace Ministries (CTPM) is a nondenominational, nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) ministry dedicated to offering hope and healing to victims of domestic violence, emotionally destructive relationships, and sexual assault. Our twofold mission is: 1) to provide practical assistance and counsel to individuals affected by domestic abuse and  2) to educate organizations and helpers to better respond to these crises through education and mentoring. 


Joy Forrest

Executive Director & Founder of Called to Peace Ministries

The Spiritual Impacts of Abuse

The Faith Healing Connection

Understanding Forgiveness

Darby Strickland

Counselor, Speaker & Author

How God Will Redeem Your Story

Georgia Shaffer

Coach, Author & Speaker

Moving On: Creating a Better Tomorrow

Five Characteristics of Healthy Healing Relationships

Rebecca Davis

Book Coach, Spiritual Coach, Author

Untwisting Scriptures

Carolyn J. Thompson

Ninth Judicial District Court Judge, Licensed & Ordained Minister

Putting your best Legal Case Forward with Tiffany Lesnik

Greg Wilson

Counselor, Author

The Church Can (And Must) Be A Place of Safety and Peace

Inside the Mind and Heart of an Abusive Person

Dr. Debra Wingfield

Author, Doctor of Education, Educator

Tips for Parenting Traumatized Children

Christine Chappell

Author, IBCD Outreach Director

Help! I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder

Shannon McCoy

Author, Counselor, Speaker

The Spiritual Impact of Abuse: Exchanging Shallow Substitutes for The One True God

Michael Gembola

Counselor, Author, Teacher

Divorce and Mercy

Sharmen Kimbrough

Counselor, Relationship Coach

Spiritual Self-Protection Bootcamp: Protecting yourself from Spiritual Abuse

Dale & Faith Ingraham

Authors, Pastor, Speaker, Life Coach

What does God say about Abuse?

What Helps, What Hurts?

Hope and Healing

LaTonya Allen

Advocate, Public Speaker, Survivor

My Healing Journey

Tiffany Lesnik


Putting your best Legal Case Forward with Carolyn J. Thompson

Tabitha Westbrook

Therapist, Coach, Speaker, Author

Managing Your Mind to Help Manage Trauma Aftermath

Heather Elizabeth

Survivor, Writer, Certified Advocate, Coach, Podcast Host

Rebuilding After Abuse: Body, Mind & Spirit

Ann Maree Goudzward

Trainer, Biblical Counselor, IBCD Project Manager

Walking in Heels

Beth Broom

Counselor, Trauma Specialist

Jesus Delights in Your Healing

Christ’s Model for Trauma Healing

Renee Best


ANEW You: Giving yourself grace on a journey to “Anew You”.

Peter Escue

Cybersecurity professional, Domestic Abuse Advocate, Biblical Counselor

Technology Safety for Domestic Abuse Advocates

Carolyn Weaver

Artist, Author, Blogger, Survivor

Art for Trauma interactive class: Becoming a New Creation in Christ

Wonder Dixon


Becca Griffits


Eva Zarzar


Disclaimer: CTPM provides education and resources to survivors of domestic abuse and educates people who desire to help them. In no way do we seek to be a substitute for the local church. Rather, our goal is to come alongside churches as they seek to support victims of abuse. We call on experts as we deem necessary from diverse professional disciplines and theological backgrounds to share expertise and solutions for survivors. Those invited to speak on issues of faith at our events agree with our statement of faith affirming historically essential doctrines of the Christian faith as set out in the Apostles Creed. We allow for freedom of conscience in the nonessential doctrines such as divorce, remarriage, and male headship.


Thank You To Our Partners

“The Emergency Fund support I received from Called to Peace Ministries allowed me to get a place of my own- to have a safe place to dwell and to have a new beginning.”