General Assembly of the Church of God in Michigan

39th Ministry Wives Retreat

September 15-17, 2023


Watchful Stewards of His Grace

"But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."

1 Peter 4:7-10 NKJV

Rev. Veronica Roesly

Saint Francis Retreat Center
703 Main Street, DeWitt, Michigan

Our 2023 MWR Theme is: “Watchful Stewards of God’s Grace.” Ministry Wives/Women, we have been called to our positions with the awesome privilege to serve God. Each one of us has been given a spiritual gift to use when we became stewards of His grace. We are commissioned to be watching and praying for the needs of our families, the church body and the unsaved community/world. Let’s serve God with diligence and show fervent unconditional love to His Body - the Church and extend His love to the lost souls around us. Love will empower us to forgive ourselves and others; be hospitable and be in fellowship with each other; and to be non-judgmental about the faults/failures of others. Praise God for His all sufficient Grace that enables us to be good stewards who serve.


Veronica Roesly

Rev. Veronica Roesly

Pastor Veronica Roesly has been married to Pastor Gerald Roesly for twenty-nine years this year. She has two beautiful children and one amazing daughter-in-law. She has a Bachelor of Christian Ministry and a Master of Ministry through Mid-America Christian University. She is in the process of getting a Master of Divinity through Anderson University and her Doctorate in Ministry through South University. She has been in ministry since 2007 and ministry in the Church of God Anderson since 2012. Her life passion is to walk alongside God’s people, preparing them for what God has called them to do through Engaging God’s people, Empowering them to step out, Equipping them with the tools to succeed, and Employing them into God’s kingdom for His purpose. It is her honor and privilege to work alongside the youth of Michigan.

Worship Leader

Rachel Green

Minister Rachel Green

Rachel Green has been a part of First Church of God since 2019. She serves as the Worship Pastor at the Benton Heights Campus and Celebrate Recovery. Rachel received a Bachelor's degree in Music Business from Anderson University and is currently in classes pursuing a Master of Divinity. She has 20 years of experience in leading worship and songwriting, and a background in Marketing and Education. She met her husband Joe in 1995 at Warner Camp and they were married in 2007 at the same place. They have three wonderful, artistic boys. Rachel has a passion for encouraging the church to raise their own song. There is power when God's people agree together in song. Most importantly, she loves her people well.


Friday Evening, September 15

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
   Registration, Refreshments, Get Acquainted

7:30 p.m.
   Welcome, introduction of speaker, ice breaker activity

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
   Message/Worship Encounter
   Minister Rachel Green, Worship Leader, First Church of God in Benton Heights Campus, Michigan

Saturday, September 16

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
   Breakfast and Table DBS (Discovery Bible Study) Group Devotions

10:30 a.m.
   Session I – Rev. Veronica Roesly

12:30-2:45  p.m.
   Lunch/Free Time

3:00 p.m.
   Session II
   Worship Minister Rachel Green
   Rev. Veronica Roesly

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
   Free Time/Group Activities

6:00 p.m.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
   Session III – Rev. Veronica Roesly
   Worship/Prayer Encounter Minister Rachel Green

Sunday, September 17

8:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Praying Hands


     Single occupancy - $170.00
     Double occupancy - $140.00

     If not registering from one of our     
     Michigan churches, please select
          '-Guest' under the church list
     thank you.

"equipping local congregations
to extend the Kingdom of God"

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