District Staff Retreat 2018

  • Event Information

    About the Retreat

    District Staff Retreat is a time of renewal, rest, and refreshing where CPD licensed workers and spouses gather in Whistler, BC. Our time includes sessions together to worship, learn, laugh, share, and gather as a district family.

    Optional Group Dinners

    Interested in getting to know other people in the CPD over great food? On Tuesday, November 6 we have reserved space at local restaurants for you to enjoy time together over a meal with others in the district.

    If you would like to join one of these group dinners, sign up to attend when you register! Please note that this meal is not included in the registration fee.


    Please note that if you are driving on the Sea to Sky Highway from West Vancouver to Whistler you are required to have winter tires. This means that your tires must display either a ‘snowflake in mountain’ symbol or as a minimum have the ‘M + S’ symbol and a tread depth of 3.5mm.

    For more information, please see the DriveBC website.

    • Date and Time

      Nov 5, 2018 - Nov 8, 2018

    • Address

      Westin Resort & Spa Whistler
      4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

    • Contact


  • Schedule

    Monday, November 5

    4:00pm Check-In Opens
    7:00pm Evening Session & Dessert

    Tuesday, November 6

    9:30am Brunch
    10:45am Morning Session
    12:00pm Enjoy Whistler
    4:45pm Optional Group Dinners
    7:00pm Evening Session

    Wednesday, November 7

    9:30am Brunch
    10:45am Morning Session
    12:00pm Enjoy Whistler
    5:30pm Dinner & Improv Comedy
  • Speakers
    District Staff Retreat 2018

    Stanley John


    Stanley John (PhD, Asbury Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY. He is the author of Transnational Organization and Practice of Faith: A Contextual Analysis of Kerala Pentecostal Churches in Kuwait (Brill, 2018). He serves on the U.S. Board of Directors of Langham Partnership, the Board of Directors of India Gospel Ministries, and is a member of the Lausanne Global Diaspora Network. Stanley is a licensed minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves as Teaching Pastor at Ridgeway Alliance Church. He and his wife, Eunice, and their newborn son, Philip, reside in New York City.
    District Staff Retreat 2018

    Funny Brothers Improv


    Cliff Prang (a full time actor, comedian, husband, and dad) & Steven Krajnyak (a full time middle school teacher, husband, and dad) make up Funny Brothers Improv. Full disclosure: they are not actually brothers. Addendum to the full disclosure: the women they married are actually sisters. They have more than 30 years of combined improv experience. They've performed hundreds of shows and have taught more than dozens of workshops, which is their way of saying there have been many, but they haven't actually counted, because who has time to count when you are having fun (no offense intended to mathematicians and accountants, but if they are offended... so be it).
  • Accomodations

    Westin Resort & Spa Whistler

    District Staff Retreat is held at the Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler, BC, and booking is the responsibility of each attendee. Booking can be done by visiting the Westin hotel website or by calling 1-866-412-2864 and identifying yourself as part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance District Staff Retreat 2018 group.

    A discounted group rate is available from November 2-10, but please note that rooms outside of November 5-8 are dependent on hotel availability. The Westin has a 48-hour cancellation policy for all rooms.

    Register by October 5 to book with the discounted group rate!


    The Westin Resort and Spa offers underground parking for guests. Cars can either be self-parked for $30 plus tax per day or valet parked for $34 plus tax per day.

    There is also parking at the Whistler Conference Centre, located 260 metres north of the Westin Resort & Spa, for $12 per 24 hours. Please note that there are a limited number of stalls available at the Conference Centre and they are on a first come, first served basis.

    The 72-hour free parking in day lots 4 and 5 in Whistler Village will not be available after November 1 as these are used for snow removal.

  • Registration

    Once you’re ready, simply fill out the form below to register.

    Registration deadline is October 22nd!

    Please read the District Staff Retreat Registration and Financial Policy prior to registering.