Theme 2014: “Do Hard Things”
Theme 2015: “Reflect the Son”
Theme 2016: “God Writes My Story”
Theme 2017: “Be Brave”
We can’t wait to find out where God will take us this year and in 2018!
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Speakers for the Polished Cornerstones Retreat 2017…
Main Speaker: Liza Hartman
Liza Hartman spends her days as a graphic artist with Life Action Ministries and her evenings and weekends as an urban youth worker in South Bend. Her passion is to see a desperate world drawn to Christ through the beauty of the gospel and resurrected life of Christ in believers. She is happiest when around the dinner table with strangers and friends, drop-ins and drop-outs, underdogs and broken people seeking hope.
By far the most important thing about Liza is that she is treasured by Jesus. The greatest privilege of her life is sharing this Treasure with others.
Guest Speaker: Gospel for Asia Representative
Gospel for Asia is committed to serving the “least of these” in Asia, often in places where no one else is serving, so they can experience the love of God for the first time. GFA supports national workers serving as the hands and feet of Christ in four main ways. Sponsoring national missionaries to minister to people’s needs, sponsoring children, investing in community development and helping families in need of care or during disasters.
Guest Speaker: Kelli Williams
Kelli is wife to a farmer and a mother to three active boys and two glory babies living in heaven. She has been a stay-at-home mom for eleven years and now has adventured into substitute teaching this year. Before coming a wife and mother, she graduated at Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. From there, she worked as a credit analyst at an agricultural lending company. During college, she started a Bible study in her dorm room and has continued leading and studying the Bible…now in her home. Studying the Bible with a group of ladies keeps her accountable for getting into God’s Word daily, which she enjoys greatly. She and the Lord have a good, fun relationship which grows each day.
Guest Speaker: Janel Yoder
Her job description changes weekly but usually Janel spends her days building forts, kissing boo-boos, counting chin-ups, making snacks, finding places to hang wet swimsuits, making snacks, reading books, playing referee, and making more snacks. She has been married to Brian for 13 years. Three sons and one spunky little daughter mean “bored” isn’t a part of her vocabulary. As her children have grown, she has become increasingly aware of her desperate need for the wisdom of God. A grateful recipient of His mercy and grace, Janel is in awe of the Word of God and how the beautiful story of the Gospel gives hope, meaning, purpose and direction for each challenge she faces. One of her greatest delights is sharing this hope with others.
Worship Leader: Caresse Boyer
Caresse Boyers is excited to be a part of the 2017 PCM Retreat! She is from northwest Ohio where she has been blessed to serve in her local church’s music and youth ministries. Worshiping God through music is one of her passions and she loves to worship with fellow believers and see hearts changed by the power of the Gospel. She maintains a busy studio of piano, harp, and vocal students, and is a Harp School, Inc. affiliate teacher. She holds advanced degrees in harp and piano from ABRSM and is in demand as a solo performer and accompanist. In her free time she enjoys sipping coffee with friends, bird watching, reading good books, gardening, and spending time with her little flock of birds.
Topics at our events include: Getting into the Word; Standing up and Standing out; True Beauty; Being a World-Changer; Building Strong Relationships; Missions in Your Youth; Going All In for Jesus; and Forgiveness!
Would you like to be a Sponsor?
Sometimes we find girls who would LOVE to join us, but can’t afford their tickets…and that’s where friends of PCM like YOU come in! We are happy to introduce sponsorship opportunities this year. You can buy a ticket through our PayPal account…just put “Sponsorship” in the notes section and we will be sure to connect your ticket with a girl who needs one. (If you are paying by check, put “sponsorship” in the memo line).
If you’d like to sponsor a girl you know, please purchase a ticket and fill out a registration form. If you would like to do it anonymously, please contact us through the contact form or by emailing us at email@example.com and we will help you with that process.