Pastors' Spouses' Conference
The next SPE Pastors' Spouses' Conference will be held at The Grand Hotel & Suites in Toronto, ON on September 23-25, 2014. The theme of this year's conference is "Face to Face: Becoming Brighter and More Beautiful" based on 2 Corinthians 3:17-18.
Current Number of Spouses Registered: 55
States & Provinces Represented: AB, BC, CA, FL, IA, MB, MI, MN, NS, ON, PEI, QC, TX, WI
Number of Spaces Remaining: 45
***Space is limited to 100 spouses and will be filled on a first-come basis - so don't wait to send in your registration form!
Highlights of the event include:
- Plenary sessions by Ruth Vander Zee
- Worship and fellowship with over 100 pastors' spouses
- Dinner at the CN Tower
- Ample free time to relax, be refreshed, and enjoy downtown Toronto
To see the conference schedule, please click here.
Conference brochures (containing the registration form) were mailed to spouses in early March. The conference is limited to female spouses of active, ordained pastors in the Christian Reformed Church who are currently serving in parish ministry. Any questions regarding the conference can be sent to Holly Koons at email@example.com.
As noted on the brochure, a limited number of double occupancy hotel rooms are available (with two queen beds). The remaining rooms will be triple occupancy (a king bed and sleeper sofa). We cannot guarantee double occupany rooms to those who request them. To be fair to all, rooming arrangements will be determined once registration is complete and all spots for the conference have been filled.
"Journey of Joy"
November 6-8, 2012
Over 100 spouses attended the 2012 SPE Pastors’ Spouses’ Conference, held at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Hotel in Miami, FL. The conference theme was “Journey of Joy” and encouraged participants to consider ways they can experience joy, love, and fulfillment in God no matter where they are in their journey. Highlights of the event included:
- Plenary presentations by Jerry and Renee Ritskes from Focus on the Family
- Fun workshops including teambuilding, painting, and fitness
- Informative workshops on such topics as depression in the Christian life, spiritual disciplines, and “life on a pastor’s salary”
- Outings to Miami Beach and the Florida Everglades
- Lots of food, fun, and fellowship!
When asked what the best part of the conference was, one spouse said, “I felt it was a safe place to share and to worship. We have a unique sisterhood – being pastor wives and creating times when we can come all together is so amazing and such a blessing!” Another spouse said, “Resting in my soul – detaching from the regular, full routines and demands of life…[and] deepening the connections with the women in our denomination.”
"Come to the Living Water"
April 21-23, 2010
The 2010 SPE Pastors' Spouses' Conference was held at the Empire Landmark Hotel & Conference Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The theme for the conference was “Living Water” – creating an oasis of renewal and encouragement wherever spouses are in their journey. Altogether 103 spouses enjoyed a special time of refreshment, worship, and fellowship.
"For the Many Hats You Wear"
September 30 - October 2, 2008
Grand Rapids, MI
In the fall of 2008, 91 pastors' spouses gathered for a time of encouragement and renewal as we celebrated the "Many Hats" worn by pastors' spouses - the unique roles and responsibilities they balance in their marriage, family and ministry.