THE WIND BLOWS WHERE IT WILLS, AND YOU CAN HEAR THE SOUND IT MAKES, BUT YOU DO NOT KNOW WHERE IT COMES FROM OR WHERE IT GOES; SO IT IS WITH EVERYONE WHO IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT. // John 3:8
The Blessed is She Wild Retreat is all about unleashing God’s Spirit in the lives of women. Come and find freedom, learn to live in freedom, and give freedom to other women.
Join us on February 16th-17th in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Phoenix Retreat Speakers & Worship Leaders
Emily Wilson // Worship Leader & Speaker
Emily Wilson planned her whole life to become a sports reporter but turned out to be a Catholic musician and speaker at the hand of God. The heart of her ministry is offering encouragement to teen girls in their search for their true identity, and she loves every second of it. You can read more about Emily over at her blog.
Lisa Garcia // Emcee
Lisa Garcia is a former youth minister now busy raising her own little youth group. Originally from Georgia, Lisa worked for Life Teen as a resource director and national speaker. She now calls Arizona home along with her husband and three little girls (with baby #4 coming this spring). Lisa loves water skiing, snow skiing, and just about every other kind of outdoor adventure. Her passion lies in youth and women’s ministries and sharing the faith with others.
Sister Mary Jordan Hoover, O.P. // Speaker
Sister Mary Jordan Hoover, O.P. is a believer, teacher, sister, middle child, and trumpet player. A Dominican Sister of St Cecilia for 25 years, Sr. Mary Jordan is consecrated religious who is on the move – serving Christ and His Church wherever He calls. She is currently a principal of a school with no students (John Paul II Catholic High School opens in Avondale in August 2018) and was the founding principal of Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.
Beth Davis // Speaker
Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, a recently retired youth minister and the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. She is passionate about teaching women how to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and speaking hope to weary hearts. Her favorite things include being an aunt to her five fantastic niece and nephews, the Saint Name Generator and whatever book she’s currently reading.
Ike Ndolo // Worship Leader
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 everything in between. Ike shares songs of sin, doubt, hope, and redemption.
Thank you for the this day!! And for allowing women with babies to attend. I am not a mom, but I loved looking around at all the women who were holding babes or pregnant. Woman is so life giving- and the day was a vivid reminder of part of of unique beauty! The whole day just represented womanhood and femininity so well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Wild Retreat for?
This retreat is for a woman 18 and older who:
- is searching for community
- is looking to rekindle your faith
- is in need of peaceful prayer time
- is yearning for a deeper relationship with the Lord
What is included in my retreat ticket?
You will receive a light snack on Friday evening, three meals and snacks all day Saturday as well as sessions, adoration, confession, praise and worship, vigil Mass, and beautiful sisterhood. You also will receive a beautiful welcome packet with a prayer journal.
I bought a ticket but I can no longer come. Can I get a refund?
We cannot issue refunds, but you can look to sell your ticket via social media and your friends.
What do I need to come with?
Your bible, your heart, and your laughter.
Where should I stay?
There are many hotels in the area! Here are a couple favorites:
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center
Staybridge Suites Phoenix – Chandler
Element by Westin Chandler Fashion Center