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Couples’ Weekend Retreat

February 15-17, 2019

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All of us realize that couple-hood and marriage require work, time and attention. So often, though, the busy-ness of our everyday lives take over and it seems our relationships start to lack the attention they deserve. Hit the “pause” button and spend a celebratory date weekend away with your significant other in the gorgeous Texas Hill Country! You will have time and space to enjoy one another as well as experience a fun, creative “shot in the arm” from the keynote speaker.

Plenty of time will be built in for you to play, rest, hike, or do whatever seems like it might benefit and strengthen your relationship bonds. Whether you’re newly married, partnered, dating someone, or have been married for years – all are welcome to join us!

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or registrar@moranch.org.

A native Texan, the Rev. Sarah de la Fuente was born in Dallas, high-tailed it to Houston at six-weeks old and then landed in Austin in 1988, where she has since been a permanent resident.

She is a graduate of St. Agnes Academy, the University of Texas, and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. She received her Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where she was awarded the W.P. Newell fellowship for academic and ministerial achievement.

The owner of Austin Weddings Unlimited since 1999, Sarah has officiated at hundreds of weddings for couples of every imaginable spiritual background. She believes that diversity of opinions, cultures, spirituality, politics, and tastes may sometimes challenge us, but also offer opportunities for deeply meaningful relationships.

She truly enjoys her work and feels strongly that her own life and marriage is enriched by her experiences with each of her diverse couples’ weddings.

Sarah loves reading historical fiction, cycling on her retro Bianchi bike with Sam, attending spin classes, and traveling on adventures. She has been married to Joe, her best friend, since 1994. Together, their greatest treasures are their two children and the marriage they’ve cultivated.

Cost and Housing

Hotel-style lodging.

$660 per couple

Registration/Cancellation

A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration.

Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

No scholarships are available for this retreat. We understand that cost may be a factor for some participants; therefore, we have taken steps to ensure that costs remain as low as possible. If you need financial assistance, we encourage you to approach your pastor or community of faith for support.

What to Bring

Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer and rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.

Transportation

Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

Click here for directions to Mo.

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