The Retreat

Renew Your

summer programs:

Our all-inclusive Husband & Wife programs at Scott River Lodge are designed so that you and your spouse will find rest for your bodies, peace of mind, and rejuvenation for your souls. Each day you and your spouse will draw closer together in a beautiful setting that offers the chance to reconnect spiritually, physically, and emotionally.

Visit the Register Page to see all dates and availability.

Let us introduce you to our retreat facilitators serving this summer…

Pam & Chip Hanes

Pam and Chip Hanes been married for 45 years and have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. They have been facilitating married couple groups at Outback events and at the JH Ranch for the last 7 years.

They emphasize that the greatest thing a couple can bring into a marriage relationship to guarantee success is a dynamic relationship with the Holy Spirit. There are many wonderful teachings and principles that are helpful but for them to be maximally effective it is important to have an outside source of strength and power.

Terri & David Sumlin

Dr. David and Terri Sumlin are co-founders of Marriage Life Ministries and authors of the Marriage Innovators Workshop®, Intimacy of Marriage®, and Oneness of Marriage®. The Sumlin’s unique approach to marital enrichment is built upon an adventure-based, research proved and biblically driven model that helps couples derive behavioral transformation and sustained learning.

They’ve both served as international marriage educators, retreat leaders, pastoral counselors, conference speakers and have also lead marital enrichment programs for JH Ranch, JH Outback and Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Marriage Adventures.


Rae and Woody Faulk been married for 37 years and have 3 adult daughters. Rae is a women’s ministry leader, a former high school teacher, and a vocalist. Woody has spent almost 40 years in the hospitality industry and now spends his professional time helping a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He serves on several boards, including the JH Adventures Board of Directors.

They founded Ember Marriage Retreats 4 years ago for the purpose of helping couples take the next step in growing their marriages. Just as the most blazing fire will eventually be reduced to an ember, all marriages need rekindling to build, or even restore, the flame that started years ago.

Their teaching approach is presenting familiar, but often ignored, Biblical relational truths in fresh and relevant ways through examples and exercises designed to challenge your personal paradigms about your own marriage.

Susan & Fred Caldwell

Fred and Susan have been involved with JH Ministries for over ten years and have been involved with JH Outback Houston since its inception in 2011. Fred and Susan have had the privilege of both attending and leading husband/wife weeks at Scott River Lodge and Outback. Fred serves as Chairman of the JH Adventures Board of Directors. Fred and Susan are passionate about the transforming work God does through JH and its focus on family and marriage.

The Caldwell’s lead an intimate 5-night week that focuses on strengthening each person’s vertical relationship with God and improving the ability to meet your spouse’s needs. The content includes “Relational Needs,” developed by David Ferguson, as a resource in discovering and practicing healthy habits to serve each spouse’s unique needs. Each couple will receive tools that will help grow their relationship with God, which can thereby improve the marriage relationship.

The Caldwell’s focus on the week being fun, interactive, restful, and a powerful marriage catalyst.

Specialty Programs

In September, we offer a more intimate approach to our husband and wife programs, focusing on a particular theme. These weeks are led by specific facilitators that have expertise in each of these areas, plus enjoy all of our on-property adventures during these 5-night, all-inclusive programs.

The Best Is
Yet To Come

with one another 
when it’s just… 
one another.


What happens now that your children are grown and out of the house? Referring to this important transition as the empty nest syndrome does it a disservice as it brings about feelings of loss and sadness. If we have done our job well our children should want to leave home and begin their own God Purpose.

It is a time to celebrate, so come spend a week rediscovering and re-focusing on the beauty and uniqueness of relationship with your spouse. Our time will be filled with fun couples’ activities designed to renew passion and rediscover relationship. Topics will include How to Embrace this New Stage of Life – the Joys and Challenges; How to Communicate with Your Adult Children; Leaving a Legacy Worth Passing On; The Blessing and Responsibilities of Grandparenting; and much more. 

Our focus will be on your hopes and dreams, forgotten or yet to be discovered interests, your God given passions, and re-discovering passion with your spouse.

Janice & Mack Ogren

Mack and Janice just celebrated their 40th year of marriage! They have been involved in marriage ministry for 20 years as facilitators of Dynamic Marriage. Mack, director of Outback International of the JH Ranch, began with the organization in January of 2003. He is part of the Ranch leadership team, the chief generosity officer, and is one of the speakers for the Ranch’s weekly summer programs. Janice, a former high school teacher, joins Mack in ministry with the JH Ranch emphasis on Journey of Parenting as a speaker and encourager to parents in their changing role from “Cop to Coach”.

5 Night, all-inclusive

Best is Yet
to Come:

SEPTEMBER 16 – 21, 2024

SEPTEMBER 23 – 28, 2024

Dream Together Retreat

Don’t just leave a legacy,
live a legacy.


The Dream Together Retreat is designed by the Halftime Institute in partnership with Scott River Lodge, for couples who don’t just want to leave a legacy, they want to LIVE a legacy.

• Gain Clarity about your individual desires, your purpose, and your family vision.  

• Get More Aligned on your plans not only around your callings, but what your unique family will need in coming years to thrive. Using the proven Halftime Institute processes, in the beautiful setting of Scott River Lodge, listen more deeply to what the Lord has in store for you next. 

• Gain Insights in a confidential, interactive setting among Christian couples who share your desire of living purposefully and making an impact with all that they’ve been entrusted with.

• Create a Simple Roadmap based on what you learned from each other, and your priorities to help you focus on the most important things and avoid many common pitfalls of couples who transition into an empty nest without seasoned advice.

Meet OUR CO-Facilitators:

Linda and Lloyd have been married 38 years, enjoy living on Lake Norman near Charlotte NC and have three grown children, two are married, and two granddaughters. After exploring her calling and realizing her passion to encourage moms of young children, she built a team of friends to launch and today that is her primary occupation.

Lloyd Reeb was a successful real estate developer and owner of senior housing facilities when his idea of success began to change, and his life’s focus shifted from making a living to making a life. For over 20 years, Lloyd has helped leaders find more meaning, joy and impact. He is the founding partner of the Halftime Institute, a global team that teach, coach and connect successful men and women in pursuit of significance. Lloyd is the author of From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn’t Enough; with his wife, Linda, co-wrote Halftime for Couples.

Steve Seifert and his wife Diana have been married 34 years and live in Naples, Florida. They have two adult children, Michael (married to Sarah Gabel) and Katie (Married to Matt), and one grandchild, Lily Gabel. Steve currently serves as the Director of Investor Relations for PublicSq., a rapidly growing app dedicated to connecting freedom-loving Americans with local communities and businesses that share their values. Additionally, he’s involved in varying capacities with several ministries including Heritage Forum, 10Talents,, and United in Purpose. 
Previously, he served as the Executive Director for JH Everlasting Adventures. This followed a 28-year career as a General Principal with Edward Jones, one of the largest full-service investment firms in the United States. During his 28-year tenure, he held numerous senior leadership positions and was actively involved in various industry organizations. Steve holds a B.S. in Finance from Millikin University in Decatur, IL., and is a graduate of the Kellogg Management Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. 
Steve and Diana have considerable experience with the Halftime Institute that includes participating in a Halftime program at Scott River Lodge in 2012, making a career transition in 2017 while taking advantage of Halftime one-on-one coaching, and serving as co-facilitators for the Halftime program at Scott River Lodge since 2018.
5 Night, all-inclusive

Dream Together

SEPTEMBER 2 – 7, 2024

SEPTEMBER 9 – 14, 2024

Husband & Wife Adventure

A time for you and your spouse to connect during the most beautiful season in Northern California.


All Husband & Wife summer programs at Scott River Lodge are designed so that you and your spouse will find rest for your bodies, peace of mind, and rejuvenation for your souls. Each day you and your spouse will draw closer together in a beautiful setting that offers the chance to reconnect spiritually, physically, and emotionally.


About our facilitators...
Mike & Kim anderson

Mike & Kim offer an authentic and intentional approach to your week with them.  Their desire is to support you in refreshing the connection in your marriage…connection between you as a couple and connection with God.  Mike & Kim are marriage and relationship coaches who focus on equipping and supporting couples who live in stepfamily dynamics.  They reside in Lynden, WA and are grateful for their three children, Annika (25), Phoebe (18) and Jacob (16).

5 Night, all-inclusive

Fall Husband/Wife Adventure



Experience grace
and goodness 
for your spirit 
and soul.

5 Night Programs

Getaway 1:
9/5 – 9/10 

Getaway 2:
9/12 – 9/17


The Pastor’s Getaway is designed to create a safe, restful, and intentional place for pastors and their spouses to come and experience God’s grace and goodness. Couples will enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, cutoff from the pace of ministry and family. They will be treated to first-class accommodations while at Scott River Lodge. They will be given time to enjoy alone, participate in fun and challenging adventures, and reflect upon their marriage. All while being served by world-class staff and facilitators.

Jennifer & Chris Schultz

Chris and Jennifer have celebrated 22 years of marriage and are in their 7th year of facilitating at the Scott River Lodge. By God’s grace the Lord has rescued them from pornography addiction, emotional infidelity, and financial ruin. This has stirred in them an authentic passion and commitment to walk with couples in all stages of life; pointing them to Jesus Christ and God’s design for marriage. Over the past decade they have been privileged to have started marriage ministries, taught marriage classes, speak at couple’s events, and counseled hundreds of couples. They employ a collaborative learning style that incorporates the truth of scripture and shared experiences to connect people to God and each other. Their heart is to see pastors experience rest and refreshment and renewed commitment to their marriages and ministries.