women's retreat 2024!

We are so excited for an amazing Women's Retreat at Forest Home! The retreat will be an uninterrupted space for women to slow down, rest, learn, and grow together, build relationships, laugh, have fun, enjoy solitude, and hear God's word. 

Registration for the retreat is on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot. Registration is NOW LIVE, so don't delay and click here! Space is limited!

Dates: February 9-11

Location: Forest Home - Mill Creek Canyon area in the Cedar Ridge Facility

Speakers: Megan Fate Marshman - meganfate.com

Brooke Andrews - brookeandrews.squarespace.com


Megan Fate Marshman is determined to use her life to spread hope, share truth, and celebrate others. She is finishing her Doctorate of Ministry as she serves as a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church and as the Director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps. She also shepherds women at Arbor Road Church in Long Beach, California.

If you’ve not had the chance to be in a room where she’s speaking, change that in a hurry. She’s authentic, she’s compelling, and she doesn’t make everything about her.

She invests her time in people, writing books and Bible studies, and exploring all over the globe sharing the love of Jesus.

She recently released the Beautiful Word Bible study: John (2022, Harper Collins) and authored the book and Bible study Meant for Good (2020, Zondervan), SelfLess (2017, David C Cook), and co-wrote the book 7 Family Ministry Essentials with Dr. Michelle Anthony (2015, David C Cook).

Megan lives in Lakewood, California with her two boys, Foster and Jedidiah.

Brooke is a USC and Talbot alumna living in Redondo Beach. She has served at The River for more than 16 years in almost every role you can think of—even on the worship and set up teams! In the last two years she became an official member of The River’s staff team as a Teaching Pastor and the Pastor of Leadership Development. Since Brooke was called into full time ministry, she has taught the Word of God at events, churches, schools and retreats across the country, and has collaborated on various Bible study curriculums and devotionals. She has also worked with the Luis Palau Association for several years and is now an adjunct professor at Biola University. Day-to-day, Brooke’s focus is on discipleship in her community and of her kids. She is a lover of people and a passionate student and teacher of the words and ways of Jesus. Brooke has been married to George for almost 12 years and the Lord has blessed them with three beautiful kids, August (age 5), Clara (age 3), and Crew (11 months).