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Spring Retreat 2023


April 27 – 30, 2023, Ridgecrest Conference Center
Register TODAY to secure your spot at the 2023 Retreat.

He Makes All Things New

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

Registration is NOW open for our 2023 He Makes All Things New Women’s Retreat: April 27-30 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, at the Ridgecrest Conference Center.

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.

We have maxed out all Scholarships and only have Walnut rooms (dorm style) remaining at Ridgecrest.

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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

Kimberly Parker

Therapist, Coach

Lori Estelle

Worship Leader

Tabitha Westbrook

Therapist, Coach, Speaker, Author

Wonder Dixon

Emcee, Called to Peace Ministries Board Member

All Scholarships for the 2023 Retreat are accounted for. There are no Scholarships remaining.
We are excited with the massive response we have received for the He Makes All Things New Retreat this April 27-30th. Due to this high demand we only have Walnut Rooms (dorm style) for on-site lodging at Ridgecrest.
There are also many great and affordable hotel and house rental options very close to Ridgecrest that we encourage you to check out. You are able to register off-site for the retreat and still purchase a meal plan at Ridgecrest, so you can still enjoy all the meals on-site during the retreat.
We created a waitlist for Hotel style Ridgecrest lodging in case more rooms become available. Rooms may not be released until a few days before the retreat, so we suggest you register for off-site, and find lodging that you can cancel in the event that you later receive an on-site hotel style room through the waitlist.
Signing up for the hotel style room waitlist does not register you for the retreat or guarantee a registration spot. We can upgrade anyone who registered for off-site when a room becomes available, and you will only need to pay the difference between the costs.


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

Shari Ellis



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 for People Helpers with Beth Broom
Improve your Mood with Sharon Sheppard
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
Raising Resilient Kids with Jessica Nagy
Psalms of Lament & Praise in Graphic Art with Shari Ellis
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 (limited spots) 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
God Heals the Whole Person with Eileen Scipione
Finding your Purpose with Renee Best
Advocacy Balancing Act (limited spots) with Dr. Debra Wingfield
Let’s Talk About Sex with Tabitha Westbrook
Qualities of a Helper with Beth Broom

Days till the 2023 Retreat








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. 

“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.