The church, even in the subtlest of ways, has often communicated that pastors & leaders should hide, isolate & deny their true selves…the broken, messy & vulnerable parts that are a daily struggle. In doing so, this leaves many pastors feeling disconnected, alone & empty.

What if we could go deeper into our pain, face it, & lead through it?

What if we didn’t have to hide any longer?

This retreat is a call into the deep. It is a space for pastors, led by pastors, who have invited the people they serve into the unpolished areas of their lives. In doing so, deeper connections & more authentic relationships have been created. A call into the deep is risky, but not when you can go with those who have already been there. We invite you to join us…learn ways to create more intimacy with God & others.


  • Location: 227 W. Lakeshore Dr. Oakwood Hills, IL
  • Date: Friday, Sept. 20th @ 7 PM – Saturday, Sept. 21st @ 4PM
  • Hotel Near Retreat Location:
    • Holiday Inn Chicago NW Crystal Lake
    • Country Inn and Suites by Radisson in Crystal Lake, IL
    • Comfort Inn in Crystal Lake, IL
  • Further Questions:


  1. Registration Form
  2. Make Retreat payment of $100:
    • PayPal
    • Send a check to Randi Fike 203 S. Mchenry Ave. Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Randi Fike lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Adam, & two sons Jonas (5) & Arlo (2). She has experienced significant loss in her life with her dad dying when she was 7, and her mom when she was 25. She has a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School & has served in various ministry roles for the last 10 years. Currently, Randi is raising her boys & authoring a blog: Her writing is a place for unpolished grief & pain, where she shares her own stories & what she’s learned, to help others find connection.

Pastor Lisa Orris has been the Pastor at Hope Church in Crystal Lake, IL since 2012. She earned her BA in Crimonology from Gannon University & a Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary. After graduating from seminary she accepted a call to be the Director of Evangelism for the Covenant Church’s National Offices where she served for 5 years. In 2015 she lost her son Billy tragically in a motorcycle accident, and has a unique perspective on serving through pain. You will often find Pastor Lisa out on the lake soaking up the sun, walking around trying to get in her 10,000 steps, & sitting by warm fires in the winter.

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