This retreat is a unique opportunity for Women in PAOC Ministry to invest in their own well-being. Attendees are treated to a two-night stay in a luxurious hotel and will experience a program designed with their needs in mind. The best part is, it’s all with other women who understand life in ministry – if you’re considering a career in ministry then you can apply for free and continue your spiritual journey.


March 15-17, 2018


Courtyard Calgary Marriot Hotel
2500 48 Ave NE, Calgary


$80 for Credential Holders / Spouses $190 for PAOC Pastoral Staff / Spouses (Full Cost $570 // Day rates available)


PAOC church pastoral staff members, credential holders, or spouses of either.

Featured Guests



Growing up as pastor / missionary kid, Cathy has experienced all the ups and downs of ministry life. Having been involved in full-time ministry her whole adult life, Cathy is currently the Executive Director of Daughter Project Canada. Married for 31 years to her husband, Dale, together they have raised 4 amazing (now adult) kids and are enjoying the perks of being grandparents.



Jenni McGrew, is a worship leader, singer, song-writer. She started playing piano by ear at the age of 10 and leading worship at the age of 13. Having been raised in the midst of a revival in her early years she has a passion to bring people face to face with Jesus. She is the founder of Worship Leaders Collective and currently serving on staff as worship pastor at Church in the Hills, in Calgary.

Susie Greig

“I always look forward to reconnecting, getting poured into and it gets better and better as the years go on.”

Roberta Greiner

“I was specially blessed by the speaker’s ministry. The music was great. The food was great. My roommate was great. It was a wonderful time! Thank you for blessing us so much with this conference.”

Kari-Anne Robinson

“The venue provided a lovely atmosphere of intimacy for everything. I needed a physical rest, and I received that in the beautiful hotel room, plus, all the Lord provided through the WIM Retreat without even leaving the building.”

Marlene Rohr

“The Women in Ministry event was a wonderful opportunity to connect with other women. Thanks so much to Lori and the whole team who plan and organize this inspiring event from year to year.”

Kari-Anne Robinson

“I am grateful for our district and the display of care and support given to us in so many ways. Woman in Ministry Retreat being my favourite!”


Your hotel room is included in the registration rate

The Courtyard Calgary Airport Hotel and Conference Centre offers well-appointed accommodation, exceptional service and an unbeatable location

Modern Guest Rooms

In-house Catering

Numerous Amenities

Conference Facilities

Featured Amenities:

  • Complimentary Wireless
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Coffee/tea & Mini fridge
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Coin-Operated Laundry on-site
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Barlow Bistro Dining


Two nights accommodations in a luxurious hotel room


Full access to caring staff, speakers, and worship leaders


Fully catered breakfasts, lunch, and snacks


Genuine connections with like-minded women


Thursday, March 15
4:00pm – Hotel check-in begins
6:30pm – Registration sign-in & welcome
7:00pm – Opening Session
9:30pm – Refreshments

Friday, March 16
8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Main Session
12:00pm – Lunch (provided)
Dinner (on your own)
7:00pm – Main Session
9:30pm – Refreshments

Saturday, March 17
8:30am – Breakfast
9:30am – Closing Session
12:00pm – Women in Ministry Concludes


What if I only can make it for one day?

New in 2018, you can register for one day only. This only includes meals and program access for the day indicated and does not include overnight accommodations. If you need overnight accommodations, you will have to register at the regular rate.

Do I have to stay in a hotel room with a stranger?

You’d be surprised how many women say this at first and then walk away from the weekend with a new friend. We recommend taking the chance. If it’s really not your thing though, you can indicate on your registration form that you’d like a room to yourself, and we’ll just add to your total the cost of one night’s accommodations.

What if I don't need a hotel room?

As a PAOC Credential holder, pastoral staff, or spouse of either, the PAOC District is supplementing the cost of your attendance by more than $400. If you aren’t able to stay at the hotel, please indicate that on your registration form so we don’t book you a room. Unfortunately, we are unable to discount your registration further as the supplemented registration fee only covers a fraction of the meals, meeting room rental, speaker, guest room, and staff costs.

What does the registration fee include?
Registration includes full conference access, speakers and worship, accommodations, five fully-catered meals (no dinner on Friday), and even a little welcome gift.
What should I wear?

Although we can’t tell you if you should choose the infinity scarf or statement necklace (although I’m sure you look fabulous in both), we will encourage you to come as you are, relaxed and comfortable. No ballgowns required.