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Men's Retreat

  • Stoney Creek Inn 5291 Stoney Creek Court Johnston, IA, 50131 United States (map)

This year for our Men's Retreat we will be meeting at Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston.

We will gather Friday evening and Saturday morning to hear from our guest speaker, Dr. Ed Ashby. Cost of registration is $50 which will include dinner on Friday and Breakfast on Saturday.


Friday:  Arrive at 6:30pm, dinner at 6:45pm, program 8:15pm-10:00pm.
Saturday:  Arrive at 7:30am, breakfast at 7:45am, program 9:00am-12:00pm.


5291 Stoney Creek Ct, Johnston

More about Dr. Ed Ashby:

Dr. Ed Ashby is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and owner of Family Legacy Counseling. In addition to serving as an individual, marriage and family counselor for the past 25 years, Dr. Ashby has been an ordained minister for over 35 years, pastoring churches in California, Ohio, and Iowa. Ed earned his Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary in California, his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio, and a Masters in Contemporary Ministry from Azusa Pacific University in California.

Dr. Ashby addresses a wide variety of issues in counseling such as depression, anxiety, anger management, and relational conflict. Marital counseling is a major focus of Ed’s work, and along with this emphasis come the individual issues and unresolved hurts that create relational discord. In addition, a significant portion of Ed’s work is helping clients whose self-esteem has been damaged by abuse (physical emotional or sexual) and the resulting difficulties that emerge in their adult lives. Other areas of counseling focus include

  • Addictive behaviors
  • Emotional dysregulation and anger
  • Abuse recovery
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership development
  • Spiritual formation
  • Personal Growth for Christian Leaders

In addition to counseling, Ed works with a wide range of issues within the church, as well as the specific stresses relating to ministerial families. For the past several years, Ed has been engaged in the study of spiritual transformation, the process of spiritual direction and discipleship. This has developed into an additional role as Teaching Pastor within his local church. Ed’s work as a pastor, and his experience in serving on local and regional boards, enable him to speak and coach with empathy, insight, and passion.

Earlier Event: April 6
The Sisterhood Retreat
Later Event: May 4
The Sisterhood Gathering