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The Journey Home Retreat

Montserrat Retreat House

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.


January 15-17, 2024

Plan to arrive Monday January 15th for registration between 3:00-4:00. Plan to stay until our hard stop at noon on Wednesday, January 17th.


Montserrat Retreat House is located on Lake Dallas.
The address is: 600 N Shady Shores Drive, Lake Dallas, TX 75065


$600.00 per person. Each person attending must fill out a registration form even if you are attending together. Spouses or friends may choose to share a room but the price remains the same per person.


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
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.

Lindy Gschwend
Eden Retreat Facilitator

A co-leader of the inaugural Eden Lead Cohort, wife and mom, Lindy is passionate about helping others feel safe to pursue their relationships with God, themselves and others. She lives with her husband, Chuck and works as his assistant with Eden Lead. She and Chuck have three adult children.

Mark Sellers
Eden Retreat Facilitator

A pastor, physical therapist, husband, and dad, Mark has been in and around the church for all of his life. Having been raised by a faithful pastor dad and the church pianist mom, Mark has a passion for the bride of Christ and has given most of his vocational life to serving her. Mark presently lives in Madison, Alabama, where he serves as the Director for Missional Communities at Summit Crossing Community Church.

Mark lives with his wife Staci and two teenage children. Both he and Staci are pursuing certification with Eden Project and looking forward to serving the church with Eden. BA, Biology, Mississippi College; BS, Physical Therapy, University of Mississippi.

Jeff Mathena
Retreat Worship Leader

A vocal coach to the leading voices in the Christian Music Industry–including Kari Jobe, Phil Wickham, For King & Country, Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, Cody Carnes, Anne Wilson, and Charity Gayle. He is the founder of The Unhindered Voice–a cultural movement of singers, artists, and worship leaders that are dedicated to discovering their voices’ full potential and to aligning themselves with the purpose for which God created them.


When he is not coaching singers, creating content, or leading his team, he spends his time at his home in Annetta, Texas with his wife and their two daughters.

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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