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If you have experienced the trauma of abuse or want to learn to support those who have walked through it, we invite you to join us in 2024 for our He Makes All Things New women’s retreat.

 Our theme for this year’s retreat is Beloved, and our prayer is you walk away with a greater understanding of God’s love that sets you free to live in His peace.

Healing and understanding of our belovedness happens in a community of support.
At our retreat, we want to provide a safe place to be seen, accepted, and understood and for you to experience belonging and restoration in His love.

He Makes All Things New

Abuse, Betrayal, and Deception cut like a knife — they destroy the core of our being, producing fear, shame, and a sense of unworthiness; we are left with a belief that we are not capable of being loved. But God calls us “His Beloved.” He delights in us, and invites us to know His deep, life-changing love. It is a love that overcomes fear, anxiety, and shame.
Join Called to Peace Ministries for a long weekend and discover just how powerful it is to know our great God’s love. We invite you to rest with us as we seek to unbind the lies, fear, and anxiety that past experiences have implanted into our hearts, and walk into the freedom and peace that come from the intimate knowledge of His love.


Elyse Fitzpatrick

Speaker, Author, Counselor

Joy Forrest

Executive Director & Founder of Called to Peace Ministries

Darby Strickland

Author, Counselor, Speaker

Chris Moles

Pastor, Author, Biblical Counselor

Renee Best



Sharon Sheppard

Artist, Author, Blogger, Survivor

Winifred Ereyi

CEO of ThinkSTEM Foundation

Dr. Debra Wingfield

Author, Doctor of Education, Educator

Georgia Shaffer

Coach, Author & Speaker

Rebecca Davis

Book Coach, Spiritual Coach, Author

Carolyn Weaver

Artist, Author, Blogger, Survivor

Tabitha Westbrook

Therapist, Coach, Speaker, Author

Kirsten Christenson



Greg Wilson

Counselor, Author

Brye Patton


Lisa Meister


Beth Broom

Counselor, Trauma Specialist

Dawn Perry




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.