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Marriage Retreat

Save the date-February 24-26, 2023

A weekend dedicated to you and your spouse.

We would love to host you and your spouse for a weekend away together at Riverside!​ This will be a memorable weekend for you as a couple and all you need to do is show up - we'll worry about all the details. God has blessed us with our spouse and He desires for us to invest time in strengthening and celebrating this union. We are going to have so much fun with Tim & Kris Boettger, our speakers for this retreat. Below is a general schedule of what you can expect:

Friday - arrival anytime after 6:30pm, Chapel session at 7:45pm (includes intros and announcements, a couples get-to-know you game, worship and our first session with our speakers), fellowship and food to end the evening

Saturday - breakfast, Chapel session (all the fun stuff + built-in couple discussion time), lunch, free-time (open to participate in planned activities or to explore on your own), camp store open, Chapel session before supper, special date night including romantic supper and entertainment

Sunday - light breakfast, final Chapel session, wrap-up and prayer, expanded brunch and depart

COST:    $220/couple for onsite lodging

               $170/couple for commuters

Hear what some of our Marriage Retreat participants have said:

  • "My spouse and I had a wonderful time! We look forward to this retreat every year and really enjoyed it the whole weekend!"

  • "Had many favorites - the worship, the food, the people, the venue, the weather, the itinerary, the movie night were all exceptional. Worship may have been my favorite."

  • "Great venue and atmosphere for one-on-one time."

  • "Great to be able to get away as a couple in such a positive, encouraging, uplifting, & fun environment."

  • "The speakers were genuine, relatable, full of practical tips my spouse and I can work on together. SO grateful to the staff at Riverside and the speakers who made this such a great weekend."

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Past Event Photos

2022 2021

2023 Speakers

Tim & Kris Boettger live and minister together in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  In addition to being a wife, mother & grandmother, Kris runs Barn Happy, a restaurant, coffee shop, and Iowa goods store in a barn on their acreage.  She has also worked as a Dale Carnegie Instructor & Children’s Ministry Director.  After spending 20 years as a Teaching Pastor & Director of Marriage Ministries at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls, Tim then served as The Director of Spiritual Care in The Western Home Communities in Northeast Iowa where he lead a “Fresh Wind” Sunday worship service that served a multigenerational, non-denominational congregation. Tim now serves as the director of Inspired Life Ministries. He is also a speaker on the Christian Crusaders radio and internet ministry.  The couple has two grown children. Their eldest son Isaac (wife Katie and son Clay and daughter Kiley) is currently a guard in the NFL on the Buffalo Bills football team. Their daughter Adrienne is the Foundation Director, Life Readiness Teacher, and Assistant Coach for the women’s basketball team at Waterloo Christian School in Waterloo, Iowa. Tim and Kris  both share a passion for the Kingdom of God, the importance of strong families & marriages, and the power and grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They look forward to coming and sharing in this time together with all who will be in attendance.    

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