Keynote Speaker: Bekah Jane Pogue

Bekah is journeying and inviting us into life’s unplanned circumstances—frantic schedules, pain, transition, feelings of unworthiness, distractions, relational tension—and reminding us that it’s in these very moments when God invites us to notice, respond, and even celebrate an authentic relationship with Him despite our own efforts or work. The result? A connection between real life and faith so that they are one and the same.

“Bekah is an enthusiastic, joyful person who projects her passion and faith on every page of Choosing REAL.  The voice of her writing bursts with hope as she describes the challenges and complexities of managing life as a young mother. She brings comfort and spiritual inspiration to others who seek guidance on finding their own gifts and balance in our world today.”–Richard E. Felix PhD, Author, The School of Dying Graces

“Following her late father’s advice to ‘enjoy the journey,’ Bekah Pogue invites readers to do just that. Pogue welcomes readers into all folds of her life and emphasizes what a gift it is to choose an identity built on what is real versus comparison and fantasy. Readers will find her stories refreshing in a culture that bids us to find our worth in always being picture perfect. Instead, Pogue offers anecdotes of hope amidst life’s transitions and hard times. Her stories of finding God in seasons of loneliness and the ordinary moments of every day will touch readers like me who felt like I was sitting at Pogue’s table with her as I read, eating a brownie and sharing our souls.”—Kristin Ritzau, Author of A Beautiful Mess: A Perfectionist’s Journey through Self-Care



Taylor Leonhardt

Before she moved to North Carolina, Raleigh-based singer/songwriter Taylor Leonhardt was born and raised in Texas, where a childhood love for country music rooted deep in her heart.  A strong yet subtle lyricist with silvery vocals reminiscent of Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris, Leonhardt has taken those roots and crafted a sound all her own.  Her latest release, RIVER HOUSE (available on iTunes and Spotify), has garnered praise for its warm, spacious production and soul-stirring songwriting.


Corinna Girard


Corinna Girard is a worship leader at West Gate Church, in the Bay area, who loves God, music, surfing, dancing, traveling, foreign languages and culture, and all things art. She and Taylor are sisters… who lived completely separate lives until a very short time ago. You won’t want to miss their compelling story.


Accommodations and Registration

Registration for this event is open, and we have an array of accommodations for your selection.  Accommodations range from $190 per person up to $235 per person, depending on the accommodations you select.  Rates include two nights, five meals and all programmed activities.  Church groups are welcome, learn more by emailing or call our office, 831.338.2134.

cabinOur Cabins are carpeted and heated, and each have private bathrooms.  Linens and towels are NOT included, so guests must bring their own.  Cabins sleep from 4-8, and are perfect for church groups or larger groups of friends!  It is helpful if roommates request each other.  Beginning at $190 per person.


26Our Select rooms are simple, cozy and comfortable.  With linens and towels provided, these hotel-style rooms have their own private bathrooms.  Room configurations vary; some have two twin beds, some one twin and one double, others a queen and a twin.  $225 per person.


deluxeOur Deluxe rooms are larger and newer then the Select.  Linens and towels are provided, each have private bathrooms.   Rooms have either one queen and a twin or one queen and a set of bunk beds.  $235 per person.

How to Register

Registration is open online click HERE.  Need a “paper” registration?  Email Faith at or call our office at 831.338.2134.