At the center of our relationship with God is our marriage. We are honored to partner with WinShape and the Billy Graham training center at the Cove. Our prayer for you and your spouse is a deep, intimate, transparent, romantic weekend. One that will remind you of God’s purpose in bringing you together as the love of each other’s life while at the same time giving hope to all that lies ahead.
All CDC guidelines will be followed at the time of the retreat. We know that these may change but as of now the following will be followed: temperature check, social distancing, and wearing of mask.
Very refreshing! A heart-tugging weekend for whatever stage and level of your marriage. The speakers are entertaining, but at the same time understand the issues and needs we have as couples and coaches. The awesome teaching and worship will deepen your relationship with your spouse. It will be the highlight of your year!
The 19th Annual Couple’s Getaway
at THE COVE, Asheville, NC, will be held on June 11-13, 2021
Register Early $585 Per Couple
Includes a guest room on Friday and Saturday nights and all meals from Friday’s dinner through Sunday’s breakfast. Additionally, your fee includes the conference program and use of all of The Cove’s facilities.
A $100 deposit is due with all registrations! The balance is due by May 14, 2021.
- The $100 Deposit is non-refundable after May 14th.
- After May 31st there is a $585 per couple fee for cancellations unless a replacement couple is secured.
We hope you will join us for this incredible weekend!
At the center of our relationship with God is our marriage. We are honored to partner with this magnificent spirit-filled facility in investing in your marriage. Angel and I have been impacted individually and as a couple each time we have retreated to The Cove. Our prayer for you is a deep, intimate, transparent, romantic weekend. One that will remind you of God’s purpose in bringing you together as the love of each others life while at the same time giving hope to all that is ahead.
Shane and Angel Williamson—FCA President and CEO
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one-” John 17:20-22
Dr. Clayton Cloer
Dr. Clayton Cloer met Linda, his wonderful bride, at Clemson University more than 30 years ago. They have been married for thirty years and have two grown sons. Dr. Clayton Cloer has served as the Senior Pastor of the 2,600-member Church at the Cross and the President of the Central Florida Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida since October of 2003. The church has six different language communities that worship on its campus and three morning worship services. Church at the Cross is renowned for its diversity and relevance in an urban community. Clayton and Linda graduated with BS degrees in Management in 1991 from Clemson University. Linda has been a homemaker, Bible study leader for moms, and mother for all these years. Dr. Cloer received his Master of Divinity in 1995 and Ph.D. in 2000 from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pastor Cloer is known for his faithful leadership, integrity, and biblical preaching. He served as the President of the Florida Baptist Convention’s 2009 Pastors’ Conference, the state pastoral leader for marriage in 2008, and the leader of the ReVision Task Force for all of Florida Baptists from 2011 to 2013. He has preached extensively throughout the United States in college chapels, leadership conferences, and special meetings, and has led church development, leadership training, and evangelism teams to Paraguay, Yemen, Belgium, China, South Korea, Moldova, Israel, Tanzania, and Thailand. Clayton and Linda have a heart for the family. Each week they lead a small group for newly married couples. They have faced the challenges of leading a large church and school, raising sons in the ministry, and mentoring families through perilous times.
Worship Leaders Russell & Kristi Johnson
As worship leaders and Christian artists, Russell and Kristi combine passion and energy in their contemporary rock music. This incredible couple has dedicated their lives to giving glory to God through their music ministry. Their inspirational music touches the lives of those around them so intimately that it stirs souls and moves hearts closer to God. Russell and Kristi lift up His name in every note and song they sing. Originally from Conway, SC, Russell and Kristi have been musicians all their lives and in the music industry for more than 10 years. Prior to the couple combining their talents, Kristi sang professionally for family variety shows, including The Carolina Opry. Russell grew up singing at church and also worked in professional theater as an audio engineer. Although Russell and Kristi grew up in the same town they didn’t begin dating until college at Coastal Carolina University and were married a year later. They have a son, Will, and a daughter, Sidney.
Comedian Kenn Kington
Kenn Kington has been performing for over 25 years and is one of today’s most sought after comedians and speakers. Kenn has appeared on Comedy Central, is one of the most popular comedians on satellite radio and is selling out clean comedy shows nationwide. As a corporate presenter, Kenn has spoken for some of the most successful organizations in the world. A devoted family man, Kenn and his wife of over 23 years, Heather, live in Atlanta, Georgia, where they are raising two teenage sons, Graham & Kody, and daughter Kennedy.
Conference Emcee Jason Patterson
Known for his positive outlook and fresh perspective, Jason Patterson has spent the better part of three decades traveling the country as a regular conference speaker, event emcee, on-air host and broadcast personality. The focus of his life professionally has been connecting with audiences around the globe, on and off the mic. As a free-lance broadcaster, his work has appeared on multiple regional and national networks including Fox Sports, ESPN, ACC Network, SEC Network and American Sports Network. Jason’s voice has become the familiar soundtrack for many high school, collegiate and professional championships. Above all else, Jason and Leah find joy in the simple pleasures discovered while pursuing their created purpose in daily life. South Carolina is home, though they slide away regularly to embrace new adventures.
The Cove is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside Asheville, N.C. The Cove provides the perfect environment for renewal and relaxation. During free time you can choose to hike and explore its 1,500 acres of mountain wilderness, settle into a quiet corner in the inspiring chapel or relax on the broad deck or spacious, inviting lobby.
Getting to The Cove
1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28805-2834
– From I-40 East: Take exit 55. Turn right.
– From I-40 West: Take exit 55. Turn left.
– From Asheville Regional Airport: Take I-26 West to I-40 East. Take exit 55. Turn right.
You can fly into Charlotte ( 2 hour drive),
Greenville-Spartanburg (1.5 hour drive),
or nearby Asheville Regional Airport (approx. 20 min. drive).