Do you need a time of Refreshing?

Then RefresHER Women's Retreat is what you need!

Three days and two nights in a secluded area surrounded by mountains and waterfalls away from the hustle and bustle of life. 










Encountering the Presence of God ~ A Time of Refreshing

"I want them to be encouraged and knit together by the strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God's mysterious plan, which is Christ himself."  - Colossians 2:2

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Join us March 10-12, 2023


We’ll begin at 5 p.m. on Friday evening and end by 12 p.m. on Sunday.


Apple Hill Lodge
169 Apple Hill Drive
Moravian Falls, NC 28654
(just outside of Wilkesboro)



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You belong here.

We hope you'll join us!

Watch this video and get a sneak peek into what's awaiting you in March! 

We hope to see you at the 8th Annual RefresHER Retreat 2023.

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Would you like to get away for a weekend at a prayer-soaked, Spirit-infused Christian retreat site surrounded by stunning trees, streams, and waterfalls?


Are you searching for the perfect place to get away from it all and spend time with God? 

Then get ready to become refreshed, rejuvenated and recharged. 

Come fill your cup so you can pour out from a place of full not empty. 

You will have a chance to rest and relax in a peaceful setting and build new relationships with other women who understand you and want to encourage, support, and pray for you.

Experience a divine encounter while discovering your true value in Christ.

Latasha Brandon

I would love to thank God for you and the vision that He gave you for women.  This weekend has been awesome in every aspect.  The refreshing, renewing of my mind, body and soul was much needed. I pray that God will continue to give you His strength to bless women from all over. 

RefresHER Retreat 2014

Is this for me?

Are you feeling run down? Are you distracted by life imbalance and need your cup filled?
Do you feel like you're just going through the motions day in and day out?

If so, then it sounds like you could benefit from our RefresHER Women's Retreat.

This is a time for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of
daily life and focus on Jesus Christ.
You'll spend time in prayer and listening to teachings, as well as getting in touch with the Holy Spirit. It's important to invest in yourself sometimes, and this retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. You'll come back feeling refreshed, revived, and renewed.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Has distractions overwhelmed your life?

Find time to focus on God and get away from distractions

Are you struggling to hear the voice of God?

Take a break from the busy lifestyle and relax in a peaceful setting

Are you unsure of your purpose?

Receive encouragement, inspiration, and motivation from others

The key to soaking in God's Presence


With powerful speakers, expert panels, breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with other women, The RefresHER Women's Retreat is the perfect event to experience a divine encounter while carving out time to sit in God's presence and soak in all that God' has for you.


Here's a sneak peek at just a few of our keynote sessions:

  • ReturnWhen you find yourself caught up in a hopeless situation, and things go from bad to worse, from fun to frantic, comfort to chaos you can move forward from the hopelessness of the situation. How do we get back on track? We can return, repent because we know Jesus will find open arms and forgiveness to cover all we've done wrong. Learn steps to return to intimacy with God. Use these strategy prayer tips to keep you armored up.

  • Restore: How hard can it be? We buy antique furniture for restoration as a weekend project, but the restoration of our soul can only be done through Christ.  It can be difficult to live a life that is pleasing to Christ, but it is possible. Discover your authority in living a surrendered life. God's wisdom to restore the losses in your life will allow you to walk into your destiny. 

  • Renew: Renewal. Revitalization. A cure for death. It sounds like something straight out of science fiction, but the steadfast love of Christ restores relationships and our souls. When we come to the end of ourselves, God begins a good work in us to change the world.

Plus, take advantage of the additional sessions, that will bring a refreshing peace to your life that you'll remember for years to come.  


With powerful speakers, expert prayer warriors, breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with other women in need of encountering the presence of God, The RefresHER Women's Retreat is the perfect opportunity to become refreshed, revived, and renewed.

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Meet our Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers for a weekend full of God's Word.

Vaché L. King

Vaché King

Speaker, Author

We all have a story, but not all stories lead to restoration. Discover ways to share the difficult memories and how to embrace God's love to complete restoration that comes through the power of the Holy Spirit. As women's conference speaker and content writer for Lifeway, Lane of Roses, and A Mile In Her Heels, Vache' teaches the Word of God with passion and vigor that brings you into God's presence.

angela lawley

Angela Lawley

Speaker, Podcaster

The heart of a servant that connects to the heart of God that equips women to fight for their marriages, children, and their God-given place in this world.  Angela began serving women in her living room and teaches how to become warriors that will stop at nothing but to be set free.       

Vonetta Gray - Wilborne

International Evangelist

Removing strongholds and breaking free so you can live out your destiny.  An advent Bible scholar on spiritual warfare and strategies to overcome grief, fear, and shame.  Experience teachings that are revelant, equipping and inspiring leaving you with a deeper understanding and desire to apply them to your life with a worshipful heart.

Gloria Ross


Pastor Gloria loves to share fresh insights into the Word of God to help deepen personal relationships. She loves to “spreach”, a term she uses for teaching, speaking, and preaching. She desires to show others how to strengthen their relationship with Christ so that they can be an instrument in the hands of the Holy Spirit. Led by the Holy Spirit she presents the Word of God in a comprehensive and life-changing message. 

Meet our Worship Leader

Vaché L. King

Rhonda Alston

Worship Leader, Songwriter, Speaker

Known as a worshipper with a charismatic and joyful spirit, Rhonda loves to inspire and motivate people through song. An encourager and motivater, her passion is to minister and impact the lives of others in unconventional settings through word. She believes there is a word for every season and a song for every occasion.  

Hi friend, I'm LaVonda

I am passionate about helping women overcome whatever is standing between them and their God-given destiny!

I want to invite you to join me for the RefresHER Women's Retreat to experience authentic community, trustworthy counsel and teachings that will revive and refresh your soul. 

Encounter God's presence and release the burdens you've been carrying that have fogged mind.

I promise that these three days will be joyous and full of LIFE for you!

What previous retreat attendees have to say:

 Tiffany Laitola

"I will never forget my first RefresHER Retreat!  

The meeting of women, the long night discussions, the times of prayer, sharing, laughing and even the tears, were instrumental in my journey with Christ.  This was a time of pivot in my journey from knowing about God to knowing Him!

I not only took away awesome messages and words of encouragement, but inner healing, a reinvigorated desire for more of Him, and newfound sisters!  

I look forward to future RefresHER Retreats hosted by Pastor LaVonda and her Joyful Journey team."  

Janet Lawrence

"The retreat was peaceful, refreshing, and filled with Gods presence. We had to disconnect from the world and be still to hear from God.
We listened to the word of God being taught, we broke bread together, we roomed together, and you had the audacity to bless us with gifts. I still have the book you gifted us  - "His Princess-Love Letters from Your King”.

It blessed me that you prayed and sought God for a special promise from the book for each lady in attendance and you read it out loud to us. I feel the oil of the Lord on your prayers and on your ministry."

 Deborah Julien

“Life-Changing! It was my very first retreat of this magnitude. Yes, I’ve been to many before, but the intimacy, the fellowship, and the bond created by the circle of women (of all ages) who attended was unmatched. I laughed, I shouted, I danced, and yes, shed lots of tears.  

I was amazed (blown away) to see lives changed, stronghold broken, and joy restored. It was an unforgettable experience, more than I ever expected.

I left recharged, restored, and renewed with a deeper desire for the Lord. It rekindled the fire within me, my passion was stronger to walk in my purpose. I would definitely do it again and again and again”

Let's talk about the investment!

Doors open are open and you can take advantage of the limited offer three-month payment plan along with an additional BONUS just for you when you register before November 8, 2022.



Your Ticket includes:

  • All keynote sessions and workshops 
  • Luxury Semi-Private lodging
  • Meals: Reception ~ Friday
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ~Saturday
    Breakfast ~ Sunday
  • Retreat Goodie Bag ($40 Value)
  • Scripture Journal Personalized with your name for ($30 Value)
  • Faith-Based Sweatshirt ($40 Value)
  • 1:1 15-minute "Mini Sozo" Session with LaVonda ($100 Value)
  • Access to ReKindled Online Course ($75 Value)



Your Ticket includes:

  • All keynote sessions and workshops 
  • Shared Lodging 
  • Meals: Reception ~ Friday
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ~Saturday
    Breakfast ~ Sunday
  • Retreat Goodie Bag ($40 Value)
  • Scripture Journal ($30 Value)
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