Willingdon Women's Retreat


May 26 - 28

  • 6:00pm


Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed, overstretched, and exhausted?  Finding little to no time to quiet yourself and hear God’s voice. Too often we can find ourselves struggling to balance our roles & responsibilities.  Trying to juggle it all within the limited hours in our days.  We can easily slip into overdrive, seeking perfection rather than His presence.  God is jealous of our time. Come take a Sabbath, join us at the Willingdon Women’s Retreat to find out what true rest in Christ means.

We will lead by Priscilla Shirer’s DVD “Breathe – Making Room for Sabbath” study.  Through the accompanying Bible study and discussions, we will explore how to trust in God’s provisions and Sabbath.  We will also hear testimonies from Patti-Rae Redekopp and Doris Mah, sharing the journey the Lord currently has them on.  Come, let us discover together what it means to truly rest in Jesus.  

Join us on the 2017 Women's Retreat! 

Location:  Delta Whistler Village Suites, Whistler BC
Address:  4308 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Dates:  May 26-28

  • Friday Afternoon, May 26, 4pm - Hotel Check-In
  • Friday Evening, May 26, 6pm - Retreat Sign-In 
  • Sunday May 28, 11am - Hotel Check-Out


  • Option 1: Shared Quad Room $285 FULL
  • Option 2: Shared Double Room $320 FULL
  • Option 3: Single Room $490 FULL

Registration begins Feb 4/5 

Please note the following items:

  • We are unable to make changes to room arrangements or provide refunds after payment is received. 
  • Daily parking costs are NOT included. 
  • If you are in a double or quad room, you will be sharing a bed. 
  • Included with your registration: 

2 nights accommodation 

Saturday breakfast and lunch 

Sunday breakfast 

All workshops and sessions 


Retreat Speakers: 

Doris Mah 

Doris emigrated from Hong Kong with her family in 1990. She graduated with a BA major in Family and Nutritional Sciences at UBC.  While she was completing her Master’s Degree in Family Studies, she met the love of her life, Jerry, whom she has been married for 18 years.  Jerry and Doris have 3 children ages 15, 13 and 10. Doris has been working at Willingdon Church for 3 years after staying home as a full time mom for 7 years.  She loves going to the gym, baking with her girls and having coffee with friends.

Patti-Rae Redekopp 

Patti-Rae has been married to Ken for 20 years. They team parent their miracle, Emilie. Patti-Rae has been attending Willingdon, where she accepted the Lord, 24 years ago. She has worked at BCTEL/TELUS for 27 years. She is an avid reader, creative creature, nesting/design enthusiast, de-stressing baker, prayer warrior and a messy girl seeking to live in God’s purpose.



1. Locating the Real Treasure: Biblical Reasons to be Organized

Workshop Speaker: Dese Fulljames 

Have you ever felt too busy for God? Too overwhelmed, rushed, or un-focused? No time to pray? The goal of organization, home management, and stewardship of our resources must always be to create an environment that can grow our relationship with God, our family, and others, and to leave us free to spend time with God without having to worry about what needs to be done.

We are going to look at five passages which show us Biblical reasons to be organized.

Dese's Bio: 

As the owner of Come on In Organizing and since I have completed my certification in professional organizing my great passion has been helping people to identify the true treasures in their lives while clearing out the “stuff” that has been holding them back. As a child, much to my parent’s chagrin, I would re-organize the house and was always trying to find “better ways” to reduce chaos. I was baptized at Willingdon church as an adult and was raised in a Christian home by very loving parents. I understand the importance of creating space to allow God to work in our lives.


2. Writing out your Faith

Workshop Speaker: Patti-Rae Redekopp 

Keeping a journal is a great tool for changing your prayer life or recording a season of your life.  Come, be encouraged to start or challenged to add some creativity or peruse the different styles and mediums that will inspire and engage you.


3. Zumba 

Workshop Leader: Rosanna Morales 

Zumba is a latin-based dance fitness class that uses core latin rhythms combined with fitness variations. This simple, fun, customizable class is great for all ages and fitness levels as each student can control their intensity and range of motion. Come and wake your body up with lively music, fun choreography followed by some quiet stretching, prayer, and reflection time to prepare your heart for message God wants you to hear.

Rosanna's Bio: 

Rosanna has been on the Children’s Ministry team at Willingdon Church since 2011. Most people come to know her as Ranna Banana, or just Ranna is fine too. She is the ministry associate for the children's ministry of Willingdon and is involved in several different programs. Prior to joining the Willingdon staff, Ranna was a Personal trainer and thanks to the women’s retreat in 2013, is a certified Zumba instructor.  Besides working in ministry, Ranna loves spending quality time with her husband Jayson, family and friends, and staying physically active. She loves tea, Jane Austen, and Disney anything (especially collectibles). Ranna loves living a life focused on and guided by God. She is excited to share her passion for fitness and bless her sisters in Christ!!



For more information please contact Doris Mah, Director of Women's Ministry