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The Journey Home Retreat

St. Francis Springs Prayer Center

The Journey Home Retreat is a two-night retreat designed to deepen your connection with God, yourself, and others.

Prioritize a few days away and we’ll help you experience more of what you were designed for in Eden.


April 1-3, 2024

Plan to arrive Monday, April 1st for registration between 3:00-4:00. Plan to stay until our hard stop at noon on Wednesday, April 3rd.


St. Francis Springs Retreat Center is located in Stoneville, NC. The address is: 477 Grogan Rd, Stoneville, NC 27048


We offer both a single and double occupancy rate: $600/pp for single occupancy and $400/pp for double occupancy. Each person attending must fill out a registration form even if you are attending together. 

Your registration fee includes everything you need while on retreat:

  • A private room if you so desire
  • Meals and daily refreshments
  • Eden Curriculum
  • Teaching sessions
  • Guided practices

We’re all trying to get back to a home we’ve never been. The Journey Home Retreat will start you on a journey back to the relational habitat you were made for.

Your Retreat Facilitators:

Chuck Gschwend

Chuck Gschwend
Director of Spiritual Formation

A trial attorney, pastor, and trained spiritual director, Chuck is a seasoned retreat leader and is passionate about helping God’s people feel more at home in the love of God. Chuck is now an empty-nester living in Weatherford, Texas with his wife Lindy. They have three adult children.


Chuck has earned his JD, University of Arkansas School of Law; MABS Dallas Theological Seminary; Certificate in Spiritual Direction, LTI’s Selah program, affiliated with Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

Abe Meysenburg

Abe Meysensburg
Eden Retreat Facilitator

Abe Meysenburg has served as the Pastor for Shepherding at Summit Crossing Community Church in Huntsville, Alabama since 2018.  He previously served in the same role at Soma Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington, where he and his family lived for 19 years.  


Abe is married to Jenn, and they have four children–Abby, Julia, Luke, and Noah.  Abe loves to read, listen to music, hike, walk his dog, exercise, ride his bike, eat amazing food, travel, and meet new people.

Rachel Badrina

Rachel Badrina
Eden Retreat Facilitator

Rachel Badrina resides in Dallas, TX and is a graduate of Texas A&M. She is working towards a Masters in Counseling through the Townsend Institute. She has served in her local church community over the years as a leader in Griefshare, ReEngage, several marriage ministries, and is currently leading a women’s Eden Chapter. She also leads Eden Project’s Intercessory Prayer Team. 

She has been married to Eddy Badrina for 23 years and is mom to daughters Rory (19) and Sophie (10) and son Cole (14). Rachel has a heart for meeting with women and enjoys spending time with family, friends, the arboretum, travel and getting out of the city to enjoy more beautiful places. 

The Journey Home Retreat is a safe place to lay aside your responsibilities at home and work to simply be souls before God. The reality for all of us is that even when we are in a healthy season, we long for more, relationally.

During The Journey Home Retreat you’ll experience:

  • Relationally safe environments conducive for souls (which are very shy) to open up to love
  • A reformation of your own emotional image of God
  • Resources that will deepen all your relationships
  • Guided practices to help you live more at home in the love of God
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The Journey Home Retreat: St. Francis Springs Prayer Center

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