Stay the Course – A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
Come join us as three CPD pastors at various points in their journey in ministry share what staying the course means to them.
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 5 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 4, 2019 - Nov 7, 2019
Westin Resort & Spa Whistler
4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC
Monday, November 44:00pm Check-In7:00pm Evening Session & Dessert
Tuesday, November 59:00am Brunch10:45am Morning Session12:00pm Enjoy Whistler2:00pm Optional Group Walk - Lost Lake Loop4:45pm Optional Group Dinners7:00pm Evening Session
Wednesday, November 69:00am Brunch10:45am Morning Session12:00pm Enjoy Whistler5:30pm Dinner & Evening Session
Thursday, November 7Breakfast on your own12:00pm Check out & Departure
Regional Developer, Caribbean SunMichelle Derksen, along with her husband Murray, has been an International Worker with the C&MA for 27 years. Together they have lived and served in various countries and continents and presently have the privilege to serve as the Regional Developers for Latin America and the Caribbean (Caribbean Sun) Region. They have four adult children.
Lead Pastor, Maple Park Alliance ChurchBorn and raised in Ontario, Seth moved to British Columbia in 2008 where he graduated from Summit Pacific Bible College in 2012. Seth is married to Kayla and they together have three children (Peyton, Lucas, and Heathcliff). Seth is currently pastoring in Quesnel where he enjoys the northern weather and pace of life.
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 2019 group.
A discounted group rate is available until October 4 for rooms from November 1-10, but please note that rooms outside of November 4-7 are dependent on hotel availability. The Westin has a 48-hour cancellation policy for all rooms.
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 is now closed.
Please read the District Staff Retreat Registration and Financial Policy.