SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: This year we are bringing in a licensed counselor and a pastor’s wife with a counseling degree, who will be offering FREE private counseling sessions to our pastors’ wives who attend the retreat. Sign up will be first come, first served at the time of check in on October 3rd. Kim will also be leading a break out session.
Kim Shadday grew up in Northern Indiana in a Christian home and accepted Christ as a young girl. After graduating from high school, she moved to Indianapolis and attended IUPUI, receiving a Bachelor degree in Social Work in 1995. She and her husband, Shawn, have been faithful and active members and servants of Crosspointe Baptist Church for over 20 years. Kim stayed at home to raise their two sons, and was led by the Lord to pursue a ministry in counseling once their children were both in school. After almost two years of training, she received her certification for Biblical Counseling from ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors), formerly known as NANC, in April 2011. Kim currently serves as a Biblical Counselor for women and young ladies in the TurningPointe Counseling Ministry at Crosspointe. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Biblical Counseling through Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin. Kim is excited to be a part of our Pastors Wives Retreat and offers any help that she can to our ladies, compassionately turning them to God and His Word for hope and answers to life’s issues.
JoAnne Neiner has been a pastor’s wife for 37 years. Thirty-two years ago, she assisted her husband, Doug, in planting Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She is blessed when she has the opportunity to share her heart and her own ministry struggles with other women whose husbands are pastors. Her greatest burden is to minister biblical hope to faithful women in the area of spiritual encouragement, especially in times of personal crisis.
Leah Highfill is the founder of Embracing Grace and the host/visionary of the Heart-2-Heart Pastors’ Wives Retreat. She has served alongside her pastor husband (JD) for 10 years in Maritime Canada. They have two children (Caleb-11 and Charity-8) who are both medical miracles. JD and Leah are currently in the fundraising stage for future church planting in South Africa. Leah leads an extensive online, private ministry to pastors’ wives, and is passionate about pouring the continual hope of Christ into other pastors’ wives, through the avenue of writing and the Heart-2-Heart pastors’ wives retreat.
BREAK-OUT SESSION SPEAKERS:
**We will have several participants each on both the Church Planting Forum and the Assistant Pastors’ Wives Round Table Discussion