March 24-27, 2023

Is your heart hurting due to death, divorce or some other loss? Or are you searching for ways to support others who have suffered significant losses? Experiencing loss comes with being human. We experience many losses – life, jobs, homes, relationships, financial, miscarriages, health, and more – and we need healing and hope. With loss comes pain and questions.

Will the hurt ever get better?


Does God really care?

I don’t think I can go on.

What will I do now?

Is there any hope?

Loss and grief can rock our world. It can be disruptive and devastating.

IF . . .

  • You want to experience a hospitable, loving, accepting community in a quiet, peaceful, creek side setting where you can learn coping skills to manage your grief, and/or;
  • You need help in learning how to meaningfully navigate through your grief, and/or;
  • You are looking for a proven way to help people with grief and loss, and/or;
  • You want to start a grief recovery group in your church or community,

THEN . . .


Grief tends to be an isolating experience for many people coping with significant loss. Come. Join us for this retreat and you will have the opportunity to connect with others who share similar grief experiences. You’ll be surrounded by others who share in and understand your pain.

  • Reflect on your loss and build hope for the future
  • Share stories and receive compassionate support
  • Cultivate life-changing healing experiences
  • Gain tools to move beyond the pain of loss
  • Learn approaches to help others who are grieving

Your Presenter – Dr. Bill Starr

Bill has been an ordained pastor since 1977, with his Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. He is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist having completed the four-day certification program provided by The Grief Recovery Method, an action-based, powerful, directed approach to healing from life’s deepest heartbreaks. Bill has led Grief Recovery Workshops in local churches. He retired in 2017 after serving for 19 years as the Chaplain at the Sundown M Ranch treatment facility for alcohol and drug addiction in Selah, WA. Each year, Bill worked with hundreds of patients to process their grief in a way that helped them find relief and freedom from unresolved grief. He has been on the Ingalls Creek Board for the past 8 years and has been the Board Chairman for the last 3 years. He and his wife Kathy have been married 48 years and live in Yakima, Washington. They have two married children, and two grandchildren.

Where: Ingalls Creek Center, 12355 Ingalls Creek Road, Peshastin, WA, 98847

When: Check in begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 24 and checkout is by 2:00 pm on Monday, March 27.


  • Onsite Lodging + Individual Registration: $290 per person for three nights lodging, nine meals plus snacks, and program.
  • Onsite Lodging + Group Registration and First Time Attendee Registration: $240 per person for three nights lodging, nine meals plus snacks. To qualify for group registration, you must bring one or more friends who have not previously attended an Ingalls Creek event.
  • Offsite Lodging + Registration: $185 per person for nine meals plus snacks and program.
  • Offsite Lodging + Group Registration and First Time Attendee: $135 per person for nine meals plus snacks and program.
  • Scholarship: $75 for onsite or offsite lodging scholarship request.

SAVE $25 more by registering early, on or before March 3.

Please contact us for pricing if you are only able to attend Friday through Sunday at 509.548.3306 or

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