Kris Camealy  Kris is the founder and Director of  Refine {the retreat}.  As a sequin-wearing, homeschooling mother of four, Kris is passionate about Jesus, people, words. And food. She's been known to take gratuitous pictures of her culinary creations, causing mouths to water all across Instagram. Once upon a time, she ran 10 miles for  Compassion International , a ministry for which she serves as an advocate. Kris is the author of  Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting  and  Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement  ,  and the follow up  Companion Workbook . She has contributed to numerous other books. In her free time, she writes at   kriscamealy.com.   

Kris Camealy

Kris is the founder and Director of Refine {the retreat}. As a sequin-wearing, homeschooling mother of four, Kris is passionate about Jesus, people, words. And food. She's been known to take gratuitous pictures of her culinary creations, causing mouths to water all across Instagram. Once upon a time, she ran 10 miles for Compassion International, a ministry for which she serves as an advocate. Kris is the author of Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting and Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement, and the follow up Companion Workbook. She has contributed to numerous other books. In her free time, she writes at  kriscamealy.com. 

 Christine Hiester  Christine serves on the Advisory Board for  Refine {the retreat}.  Christine is passionate about seeking and finding our Creator God in the many ways He reveals Himself. A classical musician, retreat leader, and art-prayer workshop coordinator, she is in training to become a spiritual director with the goal of further guiding and assisting others along their faith journey. Christine lives in central Ohio with her husband and four children, and loves good coffee, good conversation, and good chocolate, preferably all at the same time.

Christine Hiester

Christine serves on the Advisory Board for Refine {the retreat}. Christine is passionate about seeking and finding our Creator God in the many ways He reveals Himself. A classical musician, retreat leader, and art-prayer workshop coordinator, she is in training to become a spiritual director with the goal of further guiding and assisting others along their faith journey. Christine lives in central Ohio with her husband and four children, and loves good coffee, good conversation, and good chocolate, preferably all at the same time.

 Mary Bonner  Mary Bonner serves as the administrative assistant for  Refine {the retreat} . She has been married to her best friend John for 30+ years. Mary's life is a joyful one, punctuated with deep loss and heartbreak--the  loss of a child  and a parent, and debilitating illness. But through it all, one thing remains constant: The Lord’s comfort, peace and strength.  God used the tragedies of life that threatened to bankrupt her family to deepen her faith and change her for the better. She loves to cook, entertain and share a glass of wine with friends and believes a stranger is just a friend she hasn’t met yet. You can find her on  Facebook ,  Twitter  and  Instagram  and writing at  www.marybonner.net .    

Mary Bonner

Mary Bonner serves as the administrative assistant for Refine {the retreat}. She has been married to her best friend John for 30+ years. Mary's life is a joyful one, punctuated with deep loss and heartbreak--the loss of a child and a parent, and debilitating illness. But through it all, one thing remains constant: The Lord’s comfort, peace and strength.

God used the tragedies of life that threatened to bankrupt her family to deepen her faith and change her for the better. She loves to cook, entertain and share a glass of wine with friends and believes a stranger is just a friend she hasn’t met yet. You can find her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and writing at www.marybonner.net

 

 Christin Ditchfield  Christin Ditchfield serves on the Advisory Board for  Refine {the retreat} . She is an author, conference speaker, and syndicated radio host passionate about calling women to a deeper life.  As a professional freelance writer, Christin has written dozens of best-selling gospel tracts and hundreds of columns, essays, and articles for national and international magazines. She is the author of more than 70 books, translated into a dozen languages, including   A Family Guide to Narnia     and   What Women Should Know About Letting     It Go: Breaking Free from the Power of  Guilt, Discouragement, and Defeat.   For over twenty-five years, Christin has been encouraging women who love Jesus, teaching them to walk with Him on a daily basis, so that they can experience a richer, deeper, more meaningful relationship with Him. She speaks at conferences, retreats, banquets, and brunches around the country, and hosts her own syndicated radio program, Take It To Heart!® heard daily on hundreds of stations across the United States and around the world.  Christin holds a masters degree in Biblical Theology. She and her husband, author and speaker Andrew Lazo, make their home in Houston, Texas.

Christin Ditchfield

Christin Ditchfield serves on the Advisory Board for Refine {the retreat}. She is an author, conference speaker, and syndicated radio host passionate about calling women to a deeper life.

As a professional freelance writer, Christin has written dozens of best-selling gospel tracts and hundreds of columns, essays, and articles for national and international magazines. She is the author of more than 70 books, translated into a dozen languages, including A Family Guide to Narnia and What Women Should Know About Letting It Go: Breaking Free from the Power of Guilt, Discouragement, and Defeat.

For over twenty-five years, Christin has been encouraging women who love Jesus, teaching them to walk with Him on a daily basis, so that they can experience a richer, deeper, more meaningful relationship with Him. She speaks at conferences, retreats, banquets, and brunches around the country, and hosts her own syndicated radio program, Take It To Heart!® heard daily on hundreds of stations across the United States and around the world.

Christin holds a masters degree in Biblical Theology. She and her husband, author and speaker Andrew Lazo, make their home in Houston, Texas.