WEST COAST

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filled west retreat

Friday, September 6

3:30 • Registration + Check-in

5:00 • Dinner

6:30 • Main Session - Worship + Speaker

8:30 • Evening Activity

Saturday, September 7

8:30 • Breakfast

9:30 • Main Session - Worship and Speaker

11:00 • Coffee Talk

12:00 • Lunch

1:00-2:00 • Breakout Session #1

2:00-3:00 • Breakout Session #2

3:00-4:00 • Play Time

4:00-5:00 • Quiet Time

5:30 • Dinner

7:00 • Main Session: Worship + Speaker

8:00 • Girl's Night In - Movie Night

Sunday, September 8

8:30 • Breakfast

9:30 • Main Session - Worship + Speaker

11:00 • Coffee Talk

12:00 • Lunch

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Main Speaker:
Jamie Finn

Jamie is the biological, adoptive, and foster mother of 4-6 children. When she's not homeschooling, changing diapers, playing Pokemon, making slime, and singing Let it Go, she spends her time blogging at Foster the Family, serving as the Director of Foster the Family, Inc., and speaking to foster and adoptive parents. Jamie is passionate about encouraging and equipping foster and adoptive parents, inspiring people to get involved in foster care and adoption, and advocating for foster children.

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Breakout Speaker: Whitney Bunker

Whitney is an adoptive mom of two, a pastor’s wife and executive director of City Without Orphans. Her passion for kids in foster care professionally quickly grew into a desire to bring children through foster care and adoption into their home. The journey of balancing life is not easy, but she desires to see women in this journey supported and equipped with parenting tools, and a community who will rally around families who care for these precious children.

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Breakout Speaker:

Dr. Deshunna Monay Ricks was raised by her parents up until age five and then she was raised in foster care from age 8-18 by her paternal grandmother. Dr. Ricks has a master’s in social work and a credential in counseling from California State University Fresno. She has a doctorate in education from Brandman University. She is the Owner and CEO of I Have Value, LLC., which teaches individuals to recognize their true identity through storytelling, self-discovery, and self-reflection. She recently launched Value Academy for teen girls to teach them that they are valuable. Dr. Ricks is the parent of Va’Ron Mitchell; a handsome young man who has changed her life for the better. Most importantly, she is a child of the Most High God who has made all things possible for her.

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Worship Leader: Rebekah Townsend

Rebekah and her husband, Ryan are blessed with three children; Amelia, 12, Micah, 10, and Kathryn 6. She is the Worship & Arts Pastor at Northpark Community Church in Fresno, CA while Ryan runs a no-profit that combats Human Trafficking through prevention and education. Before becoming a Pastor, Rebekah worked for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Fresno & Madera Counties, and OliveCrest in Orange County, CA, as the Special Programs Director. She has a deep love for children who find themselves in the Foster Care System, and those who love, care, and advocate for them!

ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR YOU TO RELAX, LAUGH, CONNECT WITH OTHER MOMS, OR SKIP.

QUIET TIME • SMALL GROUPS • MASSAGE • FACIALS • MOVIE NIGHT • YOGA • CRAFTS • WATER COLOR PAINTING • HIKING THE SIERRA NEVADAS • SELF-CARE PACKAGE