2020 North Pastors & Wives Retreat


You and your spouse will have time to connect with other couples, enjoy some fun activities, worship and be challenged from God’s Word, eat some great food and simply rest.

The retreat will be October 11-13 at Hidden Acres Christian Center, 3837 Union Ave, Dayton, IA 50530.  Activities begin at about 4:00 PM.

There is only space for 50 couples, so you will want to signup quickly.

(Hidden Acres has underwritten the cost of this retreat for many years as a gracious gift to our pastors and wives. This year, due to the pandemic and vast revenue shortfall, they are unable to underwrite the entire cost but will yet provide a 40% discount.  If you, or your church  are unable to pay, please register anyway. We want you to attend and don’t want the cost to be a deterrent).

Safety protocols will be strictly enforced to protect participants and the Hidden Acres staff.


Pricing is as follows:

Participant and Spouse $250
Double Occupancy $125
Participant and Spouse Commuter     $120
Participant Only Commuter $60



Your Retreat Leaders

David and Pamela Staff

David is Lead Pastor of Christ Community Church in Ames, IA since 1993. A 1975 graduate of Grace College (Winona Lake, IN), David received his theological and leadership training at Dallas Seminary (Th.M., 1980, D.Min, 1993). David holds a credential of ordination from the EFCA and has served in pastoral ministry in churches in Indiana, North Dakota, Colorado, and currently in Ames.
He and Pamela have been married for 40+ years. After a career in Elementary Education, Pamela continues to substitute teach at Gilbert Schools, while serving in CCC’s worship and children’s ministry. Their married children—Cameron (Janelle) and Briana (Joshua)—have made them grandparents 6 times over!
Mike and Tracy Shields
Mike became the Superintendent of the EFCA Central in 2020.  He has 27 years of ministry in the EFCA prior to becoming Superintendent. He received a Masters of Divinity and an MA in Counseling Psychology, both from TEDS, and is presently completing his Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology. In addition to serving in two Central District churches, Glenwood EFC (1991-1994) and Indianola Community Church (1996-2002), Mike served as Lead Pastor in Kearney, NE and Lakeville, MN. During part of his tenure at Indianola Community Church Mike also served as Vice Chair of the Central District Board of Directors.
Mike and Tracy have been married for 35 year and are blessed with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Tracy works full-time in the Adel Public Schools with special needs students.


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