Taryn's Story


Mentoring, connection and wonderful food were all so essential to the Come Away retreat. I was able to spend ample amounts of coveted time with Jesus , without the worry of schedules. Taking a walk and embracing God's beauty all around me allowed me uninterrupted time in prayer and Scripture, simply soaking in His presence. I came expectant to unplug, get away and be still, and my expectations were abundantly succeeded.

Thank you to Nancy's intentional listening ear as she encouraged me with prayer and Scripture, while accepting me just as I am. Many of my friends are desperately seeking a place  for rejuvenation. I can't wait to point them to The Good Shepherd's Lodge. Wishing I can "Come Away" again very soon!

Mentoring has always been a life-giving and formative part of who I am and has now become an essential piece of how I live life. Being invited on a retreat with the opportunity of mentorship felt like God fanning into flame the call He's placed on my life. After being mentored for years, I feel equipped to step into the role of mentoring others after Nancy's support and encouragement!