Family Ministries



Northwoods Romance - Marriage Retreat

Northwoods Romance is a marriage enrichment weekend held at beautiful Camp Sagola near Crystal Falls, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. This is a small camp that sits on a pristine lake with a new lodge and several romantic cabins located around the property. The purpose of this weekend is for you and your spouse to get away and take some time to re-connect with each other and with God. There are five seminar sessions throughout the weekend, each with topics designed to help strengthen your marriage. We provide lots of time for enjoying the natural beauty of the camp, and fellowshipping with other couples as you eat and worship together. This is a weekend that you won’t want to miss! Make plans now to attend, and do something great for your marriage.

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The cost for the weekend is based on lodging as follows:

9 - Cabins with shared bath house $110

10 - RV sites with water and electric $110

10 - Tent sites $80

Offsite/Meals only $70

Lodging availability will be based on completing the registration form and payment. Please click the link below to register, then you will be emailed an invoice, click the link on the invoice to complete payment. Once payment is received your registration is complete! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Registration Deadline September 23rd

Event Timing: October 7 - 9, 2022
Event Address: 2885 State Highway M-69, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 
Contact us at (517) 316-1530 or


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Crystal Mountain Marriage Retreat

Crystal Mountain Resort is the site for the weekend. This is a beautiful area, and the facilities are very conducive to a weekend alone with your spouse.  There are many beautiful hiking and biking trails, a pool and workout room, several gift shops and restaurants. All rooms have a microwave and small fridge. You are welcome to bring snacks, but there will be five delicious buffet-style meals served, all vegetarian with vegan options.  The weekend starts Friday night with dinner, followed by the first meeting. Sabbath has three meetings, two in the morning and one at vespers time. These are all designed to help encourage and strengthen your marriage. Our presenters this year will be Dr. Claudio and Dr. Pamela Consuegra. They are the Family Ministry Directors for the North American Division.  They have a wonderful presentation style as well as a wealth of experience in  marriage and family issues.  The afternoon is left open for you as a couple to enjoy time alone together. Sabbath evening is Date Night, where you are on your own for the evening. A Horse drawn surrey ride is optional for $25/couple. Traverse City is about 30 minutes north for those who want to go out for the evening. Sunday morning we have one more session. This weekend is one where we encourage you as a couple to spend time renewing and refreshing your relationship.  It is our desire that you will leave with a new commitment to your marriage and thankfulness to God who brought you together in the beginning. 

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The cost for the weekend:

Hamlet - Hotel room - $480

Inn at the Mountain - Suites - $510

Pinehurst - Condo - $600

Optional: Horse drawn surrey ride $25, Spa-in-the-room kit $50

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Gail Micheff is the Family Ministries Director for the Michigan Conference. The only girl in a family of five brothers, she grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, married her “Camp Au Sable” sweetheart, and started on her journey of being part of the Great Advent Movement: Texas, Michigan, Tennessee, Colorado, Wyoming, and back again to Michigan.

She has had the privilege of working with her husband Jim in pastoral ministry, youth/camp ministry, and family ministry. They have been married for 40 years and have four wonderful adult children (two boys & two girls) and seven amazing grandkids. In her leisure time, she loves being with her family, reading, hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, and anything else that is outdoors.



Amie Hubbard is the Family Ministries Assistant for the Michigan Conference. She is the mother of five wonderful children and two darling, twin granddaughters. The Lord has richly blessed her life with her husband Tom who loves the Lord and has been privileged to work by his side for 27 years, 12 of those years in pastoral ministry.  Amie loves children and families and is truly thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord by ministering to families in Michigan. 

She loves all things outdoors; hiking, backpacking, canoeing in the Boundary Waters, biking, skating, hockey, exploring, and most of all being with her family.