March 1-3, 2019

Sunriver Resort

Registration is Limited

$379 per Couple

Price Includes:

Two Nights at the Beautiful Sunriver Resort

Welcome Dessert on Friday

Brunch on Saturday and Sunday

Time to Connect, Refresh and Renew

Marriage Training Materials and Insights


"The training and insights we learned at our first marriage retreat literally saved our marriage."  Read More


                               -Brian & Angie Harper



We want to help couples build their marriage on the Rock of Jesus Christ.  Thats easy to say but how do you really do that?  We’re going to talk about some of the most practical stuff you’ve ever heard.  This stuff works.  If you’re married you’ll want to be here.

Should We Go?




train /trān/: to be taught through practice and instruction.


If we want to do something significant we have to train.  Your marriage is incredibly significant.  This weekend is filled with practical training for all couples.


Event Speakers Include

Frequently Asked Questions

Dave & Ann Wilson

Vertical Marriage


Many have said that Dave & Ann’s teaching on marriage, parenting and relationships is life changing. Their practical and humorous style for over 30+ years has uplifted thousands around the country.  They are co-founders and teaching pastors at Kensington Community Church, a national, multi-campus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend, and the creative force behind DVD teaching series like Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting. Dave and Ann have balanced their passion for professional ministry with devotion to their growing family.  They have raised three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody and now have 3 daughters-in-law and one granddaughter.

Steve & Trina Fowler

Salem Alliance Church


  Steve and his wife Trina have been married for 33 years and have four grown children who are all married and four grandchildren.  While living in Hood River they felt Gods call to full time ministry.  They served at East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso, Washington, for seven years before being called to an International Church Plant in Hong Kong.  They were then called in 2005 to serve at Salem Alliance Church.  Steve first served as Pastor of Outreach and then in his current role as Lead Pastor since 2009.



Tyler & Stacey Butenschoen

Foothills Church, Stayton


Tyler and his wife Stacey have been married for 16 years.  They have four children who are growing rapidly.  Tyler has served in ministry for 25 years.  Tyler came to Foothills as a youth pastor where he served for several years.  He now is the lead pastor and is loved for his authenticity and spiritual wisdom.  Tyler enjoys coaching youth sports like baseball, basketball, softball and golf.  He also serves on the board of Project Living Hope, a non-profit whose work is in Haiti.

Q:  We have young children is it okay if we bring them.


Breastfeeding babies less than 6 months of age will be welcome.  If your child is older than 6 months you will need to arrange alternate care.


Q:   We have a place to stay in Sunriver.  Can we pay less for the event?


Salem Alliance and Foothills Church have committed to fill a certain number of rooms at the Resort as part of the privilege to use their facilities.  Unfortunately that means we cannot offer a discounted price if you do not stay at the resort.


Q:   Will there be free time to spend with my spouse?


Yes.  This is a priority.  While the exact schedule is not finalized yet we are planning to allow "date" time on Saturday afternoon and evening.  In addition, if at any point you decide you want to skip a session it is a totally "guilt free" event.


Q:   Will there be Gluten Free food?


Yes.  We will have Gluten free options.  There are also many restaurants in area for dining options


Q:   What is the schedule?


We are working on making sure this event will be an incredible opportunity to connect, renew and refresh.  Although the final schedule is not set, you can expect the event to kick off Friday evening around 7 and to end Sunday around 1.  Also there will no program scheduled from Saturday at 2:30 until Sunday morning.


Q:   Is the registration refundable?


Unfortunately the registration is non-refundable.  If you are unable to attend we encourage you to find a couple to take your place.  Simply contact us and we will change the name on the registration.


Q:   Can we attend if we are not married yet?


No.  While the church offers pre-marriage events this event is limited to couples who are currently married.



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Sponsored by Salem Alliance and

Foothills Church of Stayton

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