Sacred Story’s 2018 Retreat: Your Story Matters!

Sacred Story’s 2nd Annual retreat will help you kick off the year with a huge boost. Grab a gal pal or two for a refreshing weekend of vision, encouragement, and connection.
January 26-28th, 2018
Round Top Retreat Center (an hour and a half west of Houston)
Guest Speakers Highlighted Below

*Fresh perspective from God’s Word on your story
*Effective ways to share chapters of your story
*Opportunities for prayer
*Hearing sacred sisters tell their stories
*Making a difference in other women’s lives
*Fun, reflection, and relaxation

The registration fee for the retreat weekend from November through mid January is $185 per person which includes your two-night stay, conference participation, and meals. Sign up with a friend for a total of $340 and save $30 between both of you. We are at capacity as of Wednesday January 17th. Please email us at to be on a waiting list and/or find out if there’s a space that has opened up. If we miss you, we hope to see you at the next retreat!  


Kari Stainback serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX since 1999. She coordinates women’s Bible studies, discipleship and special events. Kari graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree in Biblical counseling and received her certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Originally from Greenville, Texas she has lived in Dallas since 1987. Kari is single and has 10 nieces and nephews with one on the way and 2 great-nephews who live near by whom she enjoys greatly. Kari explains her heart for women’s stories: “The stories God writes on our hearts are the evidences of God’s work in and through us. A story told to a stranger on an airplane of how God has answered prayer demonstrates the reality of Christ possibly better than any other argument for Christ could. Stories told between sisters in Christ of how God has uniquely worked to show His steadfast love and faithfulness deeply encourage and unite us.”

Melissa Tamplin Harrison is a broadcast journalist with more than 20 years of storytelling and media experience. Melissa has worked as a news anchor and reporter in six markets – including at WNBC-TV in New York and WFAA-TV in Dallas. She is the founder of the PURE Women’s Ministry, an organization that hosts retreats and events to connect women leaders with God and one another. Melissa writes and speaks extensively about her personal journey of grief and traumatic loss. She is passionate about helping women gather the skills and courage they need to share their stories with the world. Melissa holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a BA in Spanish and Communications from Baylor. She and her husband Dalen enjoy a busy life at home with their 4-year-old daughter, 2-year-old son and 10-month-old baby girl.

I’d Like to Talk to Someone via Email

Sacred Stories together

Your emails are confidential. Connect via Secure Email.

Connect Now

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our Story Library and Podcast and receive notifications of new posts by email.