Youth Leader's 

Retreat & Conference


October 15 & 16


If you are working with a church youth group, come and join MINN-I-KOTA  Youth and Inspiration Hills 
as together we seek to draw closer to God through a retreat for youth leaders. 

Who's all welcomed: volunteers, pastors, youth pastors and directors, elders

We invite you to join us for a retreat on Friday morning starting at 9:30 am to discover practical skills in how to 'Press On'. Or join us on Friday night starting at 6:30 pm and Saturday for a conference where we learn how Christ can 'Press On' in us and in our ministry! 

Speaker  I  Steve VanWyhe

My name is Steve VanWyhe, and I grew up in Rock Rapids, IA. I went to Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, where I played football and earned a Youth Ministry major. More importantly, I met my future wife, Kayla. We have 
been married for 7 years and have 4 awesome kids; Carter (6), Gracelyn (4), Kyah (2), and Jaxton (9 months). After college, I got a job in Illinois as a Youth Pastor, where I served
for 5 years.

I was then called by God back to northwest Iowa to serve for the last 4 years as an Associate Pastor of youth and discipleship at Carmel Reformed Church. God 
has given me a passion for the gospel and ministry. I love creating opportunities 
for people to meet Jesus, whether that is at a camp, midweek activity or on a 
Sunday morning. I also enjoy woodworking, sports, and playing my guitar. Some 
of my favorite things to do with my family are playing disc golf, going on walks, 
putting on Bible story plays, and having game nights.


Two options available to register for:

Friday Retreat  I  Saturday Conference                    Friday  I  Saturday Conference
9:30 am check in                                                          6:30 pm check in

• 3-4 people per private room: $85                               • 3-4 people per private room: $65
• 2 people per private room: $100                                • 2 people per private room: $80
• Single private room: $120                                          • Single private room: $100

**Leaders will stay at Inspiration Hills Eaglecrest Lodge for an encouraging and uplifting weekend. Make time to retreat and be equipped! Towels and linens provided. 




9:30 am      Check in: retreat
10:00 am    Welcome
10:30 am    Session 1
11:30 am    Lunch
12:30 pm    Devotions
1:30 pm      Retreat stations
4:30 pm      Group discussion
5:30 pm      Dinner
6:30 pm      Check in: conference
7:00 pm      Welcome
7:30 pm      Worship
8:00 pm      Session 2
8:30 pm      Worship
10:00 pm    Devotions

7:45 am      Personal devotions
8:30 am      Breakfast
9:15 am      Worship
9:45 am      Session 3
12:00 pm    Lunch
12:45 pm    Ropes course
2:30 pm      Worship
2:45 pm      Session 4
4:00 pm      Group discussion

Packing List

  • Bible
  • Journal
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Tied Shoes for outdoor activities
  • Casual clothes
  • Your favorite card game

For questions