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2024 ABA Ladies Retreat

Hosted by McKernan Baptist Church, Edmonton

Retreat Theme: Resilient

How well do you manage change or adversity? Do the ups and downs of life tend to trip you up? How does your faith bounce back after hard times? We invite you to spend the weekend with us discovering pathways to a more resilient life. We’ll dwell in encouragement through the life of Elijah, looking at how his walk with God celebrated dynamic successes, and was tested and tried through the painful emotions of fear and burnout. Be inspired by how he was restored to fulfill his calling. Breathe fresh life into your faith walk in this time with us!
Our main speaker will be Christine Okken:

Christine is a wife of 29 years to Terry, whom she loves to adventure with, a mom of three adult children, an avid flower gardener, and artist.  She has served in ministry for 30 years in a variety of roles including pastoral care pastor, and currently as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the NAB. Her heart is to see people come alive in their walk with Christ. Her home church is McKernan Baptist in Edmonton.  

She loves time with her family, reading great books, hiking in the mountains, Disneyland, deep conversations and great questions, her hammock, sharing laughter with friends, and drinking Coca-Cola.

Worship will be led by Jeannie Buyer.

*Registration Deadline: March 1.

For additional information please contact Melissa Chaffee at

Ladies Retreat Weekend Schedule
(subject to change)


5:30 ~ 7:00 pm                     Registration (no evening meal provided)
7:00 ~ 8:00 pm                     Welcome & Intro Session
8:00 ~ 10:00 pm                   Snack and Social
11:00 pm                                Lights Out


8:30 ~ 9:30 AM                     Breakfast
9:30 ~ 11:45 AM                    Morning Session
12:30 ~ 1:30 PM                     Lunch
1:30 ~ 5:30 PM                      Free Time & Activities
5:30 ~ 6:30 PM                      Supper
6:45 ~ 8:15 PM                      Evening Session
8:30 ~ 10:00 PM                    Snack 


7:30 ~ 8:30 AM                     Breakfast
9:00 ~ 11:00 AM                   Closing Session
11:00 ~ Noon                       Brunch/Farewell/Clean-up


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