A Blessed is She Retreat

At the first annual Blessed is She Retreat, we dive into the Lenten season.

This is a retreat where we draw wisdom from Isaiah 61:1-3, where we go to lay down our ashes and instead receive beauty.

March 12, 2016 in Tempe, Arizona

Worship Leader // Ike Ndolo

 photo 11156271_10153290649029669_9221413818787814997_n_zpsewvxkshi.jpg Ike Ndolo was born in Missouri, after his parents moved to the United States from Nigeria. Inside Ike's home rang hymns from his mother and songs of struggle and freedom from Bob Marley and the Wailers and everything in between. This is where Ike's love of music started to grow.

Worship Leader // Rachel LeBeau

 photo f6a9c6b5-72e7-4854-a2ad-b901cc91155b_zpsbalgr9jq.jpg Music has always been an integral source of strength and peace for Rachel throughout her spiritual journey, and singing with long-time friend Ike Ndolo is one of Rachel's favorite things about this earthly life. Experiencing Beauty for Ashes is a concept close to Rachel's heart, and she's excited to be part of Blessed is She's annual retreat.

Keynote Speaker // Heather Renshaw

 photo 10940629_1579539302263696_2908878881592453255_n_zpspwg9gz32.jpg Heather is a writer + speaker on a mission from God with her family of 7 in the Pacific NW. She loves singing, Adoration, all things Italy, and quality time with her husband. Heather blogs at Real Catholic Mom and co-hosts The Visitation Project on Catholic radio.

Keynote Speaker // Alison Oertle

 photo e50186a7-119c-4508-bfdc-69c1e0ddb762_zpsx56tltqy.jpg After years spent as a missionary and catechist, Alison now spends her days at home striving to cultivate beauty in the day to day of motherhood. She is passionate about good books, healthy living, and homeschooling. She and her naturopath husband have three children by birth, one through the gift of adoption and four interceding from heaven.

Breakout Speaker // Beth Davis

 photo IMG_4476_zps7yb0nssq.jpg Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, an aunt to five beautiful humans, and a full time youth minister in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is passionate about winning the hearts of young people for Jesus through discipleship. Be sure to ask her about the time she met Pope Francis.

Breakout Speaker // Christina Mead

 photo CMeadHeadshot 1_zpselr7n3om.jpg Christina Mead graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a Bachelor’s in Theology and Multimedia Communications. She currently works as the Assistant Director of Resource Development for Life Teen because she loves writing, editing, and ministering to teens. Christina is the author of a book called, “That One Girl: Lessons from Mary for Young Catholic Women.” When she’s not working, Christina can be found enjoying the Phoenix outdoors or doing something artsy.
The Beauty for Ashes retreat will help us dive in and ponder Isaiah 61:1-3.

We will be reminded of our fullness in Him who is our Savior,
and we will grow to be in a deeper relationship with our God.

Join us, on March 12, 2016 for a full day of prayer,
of worship, and of community.