Women's Ministries

Welcome to Women's Ministries!  

Women's Ministries upholds women as they develop unique, God-given qualities. Women's Ministries is just what the words imply - a ministry to women. Women's Ministries is here to equip women to effectively use their unique abilities to share Jesus' love with the world around them. We encourage continued spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study and redemptive outreach to change lives one heart at a time.

2016 Oregon Christian Women's Retreat 30th Anniversary
Living a Long and Beautiful Life

Date & Location
 October 28-30, 2016. Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Highway, Redmond, OR 97756.

Description: A delightful weekend of spiritual renewal and refreshing fellowship for women.

Who Should Attend: All women and teen girls (15-18) are invited to attend. We have limited space for teen registrants. Each teen must have a mom or mentor registered for the main retreat (maximum of two teens per mom or mentor). Teens will enjoy all general sessions and meals plus their own break-out sessions with social time. 

Featured Speakers: 

Loretta Bacchiocchi, NP has been passionately promoting CREATION Health for over 10 years in seminars and classrooms all over the world working closely with the Florida Hospital Mission development team. She presented the CREATION Health model at the Oregon Camp meeting last July where it was enthusiastically received. Loretta has also taught for 11 years in the nursing program at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. She is currently an adjunct faculty at Adventist University.  Loretta brings all her experience to help inspire and motivate everyone to live life to the fullest as God intended. 

Rachel Griebel, PT is a perfectly imperfect wife married to one perfectly imperfect man, mom to 3 fantastically fun, beautiful girls. A woman seeking God. A woman who finds Him in running. Being still, while moving forward. Just a girl at heart, making her way through this amazing life. She loves playing at the beach or in the mountains, cooking, reading, and helping others find renewal through physical therapy. She loves deeply and has a heart for women and desires for each woman of God to stand in their fullest expression of God's love, being blessed and blessing others. She lives with her family near Corvallis OR. 

Peggy Casebier, RN, M.A. Ministry is a nationally certified operating room nurse, and holds a B.S. degree in nursing.  She also has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University.  She currently works as an operating room nurse and delights in sharing a team ministry with her pastor husband in Salem, OR.  Peggy has spoken for numerous retreats, seminars, workshops, and worship services across the United States. Audiences describe her as creative, inspiring, warm, and genuine. 

Risë Rafferty, RD is a Christian wife and mother and that is her favorite thing about herself. Her belief that every promise in Christ is yes and Amen is what fuels her excitement about life and the future. She has spoken with beautiful women in Australia, Guam, and Oregon and has experienced the reality of Matthew 18:20. This promise assures that when we gather in Jesus' name, we will experience His presence. Risë lives in Portland Oregon and works as a Registered Dietitian at Adventist Health. Her favorite things in life are God’s word, her family, having fun outdoors, and people. Her hobbies are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Elise LeBlanc, Music Teacher/Recording Artist a lover of nature, tea, and good conversation. Her favorite place to be is around a bonfire with people and guitars. Elise loves living in SE Portland, where she can be often found lurking in record stores or coffee shops. 

Andrea Townsend, RN is currently from Corvallis, Oregon where she works as a critical care nurse. She currently serves on the young adult leadership team and worship leader at Pleasant Valley Church in Happy Valley, Oregon. My passion lies in music ministry and encouraging young adults all across Oregon in their walks with the Lord. You will often find her playing guitar, singing, and rock climbing, hiking, reading or taking a Zumba class! I love people and would love to meet you! I am looking forward to a weekend of worship and ministry directed toward the feminine hearts. 

Concert: Lisa Marie Buster, Recording Artist/Musician
Stepping on stage, Lisa Marie Buster has three messages she wants to share with her audience before they leave her concerts. The first one is to tell her audience whether rich or poor, large or small– by man’s standards– Jesus has the power to heal and save them, and He will return soon. Her second message is that a personal relationship with Jesus is the key to overcoming the heartaches of life, and to finding hope.


Friday, October 28, 2016
3:30 pm-7:00 pm - Event Check-in

5:30 pm-6:30 pm - Supper
7:00 pm-9:00 pm - Opening Session 

Sabbath, October 29, 2016
7:30 am-9:00 pm - Seminars

Sunday, October 30, 2016
9:00 am-12:00 pm - Closing Session

Registration Fees: All registration fees are per person. Please plan to register early with AdventSource/PlusLine: as no onsite registrations will be taken.

Special Note: AdventSource/PlusLine registrations will be closed when the event is filled to capacity. This could be earlier than the posted registration close date of October 13, 2016.

$129 Early-bird Adults (19+) now through September 8, 2016
$140 Regular Adults (19+) September 9, 2016 through October 13, 2016

$25 Teens (15-18) now through October 13, 2016

To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. You may register online or call PlusLine at (800) 732-7587 or (402) 486-8800. AdventSource/PlusLine will process registrations through October 13, 2016. All major credit cards accepted.

Lodging: Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Highway, Redmond, OR 97758. Each attendee is responsible for booking their lodging online at

or by calling (866) 806-4921. Please use the code of "Oregon Christian Women's Retreat" to receive the discounted rates listed below.  All fees are per room, per night, taxes are additional.

$99    Double Queen Room (2 queen beds - 4/room)
$109  One Bedroom Suite (1 king bed master room plus sofa sleeper, variations by unit 4/room)
All Condo reservations must be made directly by calling (866) 806-4921

$169  Two Bedroom Condo (1 king bed master room, variations by condo 6/room)*
$209  Three Bedroom Condo (1 king bed master room, variations by condo 8/room)*
$259  Four Bedroom Condo (1 king bed master room, variations by condo 10/room)*

*Condos must be reserved for a two-night stay.

Meals: You Will Receive A Light Supper On Friday; Breakfast, And A Late Lunch On Sabbath; And Breakfast On Sunday With Your Paid Registration Fee. All meals will be vegetarian with vegan options. Please plan to take care of special dietary needs and all other meals on your own.

Directions: Click for a Map | Weather

Nearest Airport: Redmond Municipal Airport

Ground Transportation: Redmond Municipal Airport Ground Transportation

On-Site Event Check-in: You may check-in and pick up your event material on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 3:30-7:00 pm. Please plan to register early with AdventSource/PlusLine since no registrations will be taken on-site.

Children: As a courtesy to other participants, and to maximize your benefit during the retreat, we ask that you make other plans for the care of your children younger than fifteen.

Dress:  Dressy casual.

Additional Questions: You may contact Jane Nicola (503) 850-3555 or Terrie Griebel (541)-310-7248 or email for additional information.

Refund Policy: You may request a refund minus a $20 processing fee, per registrant, through October 6, 2016. Please substitute someone to attend in your place after this date.

Special Note: No refunds will be granted for Teen (15-18) registrations.

For information on Live Streaming this event at your church or home, contact Terrie Griebel -







2015 Oregon Christian Women's Retreat video archives

Women's Ministry, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists from NAD Church Resource Center on Vimeo.

Available resources include a library of books, videos, and equipment free of charge. A list of qualified women is available to speak at your church of Women's Ministries events.

Women's Resources - What is Available

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