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Spring Retreat 2023


April 27 – 30, 2023, Ridgecrest Conference Center
Registration closed on April 13th.

He Makes All Things New

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

Abuse of any kind is a soul crushing experience. It impacts the very essence of our being—body, mind, soul, and spirit. Without help, these effects can last a lifetime, but our God is a healer. His Spirit and Word provide truth, comfort, and hope to the afflicted. Nothing is too difficult for him. He is willing and able to restore our souls. 

If you have experienced the trauma of abuse or want to learn to better support those who have experienced it, we invite you to join us in 2023 for our He Makes All Things New retreat. Our theme for this year’s retreat is He Restores My Soul, and we believe this event will be life-changing for many, as we share God’s path to healing for your body, mind, soul and spirit. 

Main session speakers include Elyse Fitzpatrick, Beth Broom, Joy Forrest, Kimberly Parker & Tabitha Westbrook. 

 Healing happens in community, and we want to provide you with a protected oasis at our retreat to be seen, understood, and experience belonging and restoration. You will have the opportunity to participate in a small group based on a life circumstance or topic, such as survivors of childhood sexual abuse, homeschooling moms, parenting traumatized children, knowing your identity in Christ, and many more. You will have opportunities to engage in activities and teaching that encourage healing for every aspect of your being. Examples include art therapy, nature hikes, restorative movement, and many sessions centered around finding healing, wholeness, and redemption.

We hope you’ll join us for this special, life-changing event.

Registration is closed.

Tasha Layton will be hosting a special concert for us on Saturday evening. Author and performer of “Into the Sea (It’s Gonna Be OK)



Elyse Fitzpatrick

Speaker, Author, Counselor

Joy Forrest

Executive Director & Founder of Called to Peace Ministries

Beth Broom

Counselor, Trauma Specialist

Andrew Bauman


Lori Estelle

Worship Leader

Tabitha Westbrook

Therapist, Coach, Speaker, Author

Wonder Dixon

Emcee, Called to Peace Ministries Board Member

Shari Ellis

Sunday Worship Leader


Registration for the 2023 Retreat is CLOSED.


Tiffany Lesnik


Dr. Debra Wingfield

Author, Doctor of Education, Educator

Georgia Shaffer

Coach, Author & Speaker

Rebecca Davis

Book Coach, Spiritual Coach, Author

Sharmen Kimbrough

Counselor, Relationship Coach

Eileen Scipione

Teacher, Speaker

Jessica Nagy

Trauma Support Specialist, Coach

Linda Sheimo


Porscha Green

Minister, Author


Sharon Sheppard

Artist, Author, Blogger, Survivor

Shae Beacham

Founder of the Healing Truth Movement 


Sydney Millage

Author, Counselor


Winifred Ereyi

CEO of ThinkSTEM Foundation

Jenny Serata

Life Coach


Brooke Eggen


Carolyn Weaver

Artist, Author, Blogger, Survivor

Rachel Curtiss


Becky Lehmann

Co-founder of Wildstream Experiential Resources Inc


Renee Best


Liz Evans


Andre Turrentine

Church Partnership Liaison, Called to Peace Ministries


Dan Boeck

Church Partnership Coordinator, Called to Peace Ministries


Norma Digeso




Pre Conference

  • Be Encouraged with Linda Sheimo
  • Restorative Power of Worship with Jenny Serata
  • Burnout with Brooke Eggen
  • Resources Available for Rebuilding after Abuse with Winifred Ereyi
  • Your Internal House with Beth Broom
  • Protect the Flock mini-training with Dan Boeck and Andre Turrentine
  • Cultivating Emotional Awareness through Creativity with Norma Digeso
  • Forgiveness with Porscha Green
  • Legal Help for People Helpers with Tiffany Lesnik
  • The Healing Truth Movement with Shae Beacham
  • Restoring your Soul to Connect Again with Sharmen Kimbrough

General Conference

  • Walking Through the Pain of Sexual Betrayal with Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Peace Instead of Panic with Tiffany Lesnik
  • Advocates Burning Questions to Help
  • Survivors with Dr. Debra Wingfield
  • Finding Healing and Restoration in God’s Creation with Georgia Shaffer
  • Is My Church Safe? with Dan Boeck
  • Mind Mapping: Planting the Seed for Healing with Kimberly Parker
  • The Ministry of Presence in Calming Distress with Beth Broom
  • Should you Write a Book with Rebecca Davis
  • Biblical Foundations for Whole Person Healing from Trauma with Eileen Scipione
  • Finding Your Purpose Through Trauma with Renee Best
  • Advocacy Balancing Act with Dr. Debra Wingfield
  • Let’s Talk About Sex with Tabitha Westbrook
  • Qualities of a Helper with Beth Broom
  • Raising Resilient Kids with Jessica Nagy


  • Writing Notes with Linda Sheimo / Tammy Henderson
  • Restoring your Soul to Connect Again Part 2 with Sharmen Kimbrough
  • Improve your Mood (& Life) with Food with Sharon Sheppard
  • Bath and Body with Rachel Curtiss
  • Life Mosaic with Becky Lehmann
  • Ancient Rhythms of Healing Connection with Liz Evans
  • Experiential Worship with Jenny Serata
  • Journaling for our Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing with Georgia Shaffer
  • Interactive Worship with Sydney Millage
  • Art Restoration of your Heart with Carolyn Weaver
  • Sister’s in Christ’s Circle: Sharing and Healing Together with Kimberly Parker
  • Improve your Mood with Sharon Sheppard

Days till the 2023 Retreat








Support Called to Peace Ministries

Please consider how you can help us to raise $30,000 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 

$500 donation = Past Due Bill Support

$750 donation = Supplemental Help With Rent or a Mortgage Payment 

$1000 donation = Help with an Apartment Deposit 

If you give a donation during the retreat from Thursday April 27th to Sunday April 30th, every gift up to $10,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor. Give NOW to double your donation. 

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 domestic abuse survivors during a time of crisis.

“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)

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. 

Thank You To Our Partners

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.