April 26-28, 2024

Women’s Retreat

Bozeman, Montana

Join women from the Rocky Mountain District in worship and learning from speakers, Jewel & Amber.

Cost: $119

How can we be confident that His price is right?
What is the Lord calling you to and what could it potentially cost you?
 How can we be certain that it’s worth the cost?

At this conference, we will examine how His calling on our lives always comes with a price. Amber and Jewel will confront these questions by examining what the Word of God has to say about such topics such as His calling, His equipping, His presence, and His sufficiency. Our prayer is that women will walk away with an unshakable faith in our God who is truly worth the price.

“I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” ~ Philippians 3:8

Jewel Evans &
Amber Maxwell
keynote speakers

Jewel was raised under the pastoral guidance of her father, a CMA pastor, and accepted Christ at an early age. She discovered love while pursuing a missions major in college, embarking on an adventurous journey with her soulmate, Evan, to meet the educational needs of missionary families in the Ivory Coast. For over two decades, they built a joyful life there, raising their four daughters amidst the vibrant African culture. However, when civil war shattered their West African haven, Jewel and Evan evacuated to Senegal, where amidst the chaos, Jewel discovered profound trust in the Lord, unlocking a supernatural freedom that sustained her through the tumultuous waves of life. She and Evan currently live in Pensacola, FL where they find great fulfillment in debriefing missionary families who return to the states for their home assignments.

Amber’s life story starts in the Ivory Coast where she was born to missionary parents and spent the next 14 years of her life. When the Ivory Coast erupted in civil war in 2002, Amber and her family were evacuated with the rest of the school and moved to sub-Saharan Senegal. It was through this tumultuous time that Amber first learned what it meant to “count the cost” in her walk with the Lord. But God continued to call her to overseas ministry and after graduating from a small college in Georgia, Amber and her husband spent the next 12 years of their lives serving cross-cultural and missionary families in South Korea and Senegal through the calling of dorm parenting. Before the onslaught of Covid in 2020, Amber felt a tug in her heart to pursue a Master’s in counseling in an effort to address the mental health needs of the students she served. This endeavor eventually led Amber and Aaron back to the small town of their Alma Matter—Royston, Georgia—where she currently works as a therapist at a Christian private practice. Throughout her journey Amber has learned that there is nothing more fulfilling in life than aligning with God’s purposes.

Hotel: Bozeman GranTree

1325 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 (map)
(406) 587-5261

$119/night per room (2 queens or 1 king)

book now

Or, call in and give the Group Code “3711”.

Hotel reservations must be completed by 3/24.



God shows His love, His care, and His lessons for us during those times of difficulty in our lives. It is important to not miss the lessons He is teaching us. God wants us to use the lessons He gives us to demonstrate His love to others in our families, the church and those outside of Christ.

Breakout Speaker: Rene Groeneweg

Rene is a wife, mother, grandmother, nurse, member of Gallatin Valley Church in Bozeman and Christ follower for 60 years. Her greatest joy in following Jesus is ministering to women and opening the Word of God in Bible study. Her desire is to “Love God extravagantly, Live for God passionately and Serve God faithfully.”


In this break out you will gain some insight in how to manage the stress and anxiety that we experience daily. “Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication and thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

Breakout Speaker: Nikki Fisher, LCPC

Nikki is a wife and mother who has been working in youth and women’s ministry for the last 25 years. Working in this ministry capacity is what led her to go back to school and get a Masters in Counseling and become a licensed counselor. Loving God and loving people is her mission and passion.


Nearly every church prays, but there is a difference between a church that prays and a church of prayer. Jesus said that the Lord’s house should be a “house of prayer” and prayer was a primary marker of the identity of the early church. But this is often easier said than done. How do we develop a personal and corporate culture of prayer? How do we help others learn to pray? What does it even look like to have a culture of prayer? This seminar will address these questions and will equip you with tangible and practical ways to help foster deeper engagement with the Lord in prayer.

Breakout Speaker: Lorinda Simon

Lorinda Simon has been married to Ken Simon (lead Pastor at Wind River Community (Alliance) Church in Lander, WY) for almost 41 years. They have four married children and nine grandchildren who are the delights of their lives! In her free time, Lorinda loves to quilt, read, do puzzles, go for long walks, and watch the beautiful Wyoming sunsets. She serves alongside her husband in various ministry roles including leading Mom’s Groups and playing and singing on the worship team. She has seen God move and do many incredible, miraculous things in her personal life as well as in her church in recent years, largely through a culture of prayer that both she & her husband have been working hard to develop personally and in their church.


Raising children, and growing up, outside of your “home” culture, but not completely inside your “host” culture, presents many unique and sometimes difficult realities. In this breakout, we’ll discuss this tension from our life experience and talk about practical ways in which you can support and minister to third culture kids (TCKs) and their parents.

Breakout Speakers: Jewel Evans & Amber Maxwell

Since Jewel and Amber have experience both as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) and as parents of TKCs they bring a rich and thoughtful element to the conversation around international worker (IW) families.



5:00 – 7:00 pm Registration Opens
7:00 – 8:45 pm Main Session
9:00 pm Game & Group Activity (Snack provided)


Breakfast on your own

9:00 – 10:30 am    Main Session

11:00 – 11:50 am   Breakout Session

12:00 – 1:00 pm    Lunch provided

1:10 – 2:00 pm      Breakout Session

2:00 – 6:00 pm     Free Time/Dinner on your own

7:00 – 8:30 pm      Main Session 


8:00 – 9:15 am       Breakfast provided

9:30 – 11:00 am    Main Session

11:30 am              Dismissal ­‑ Lunch on your own