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We come alongside Christian leaders to enrich their marriages and ministries for the sake of God's Kingdom.

Our home, Bethesda House, is a beautiful haven for rest, encouragement and strengthening. We assist leaders in developing life-long fruitfulness in their marriages, personal lives, and respective ministries. We offer customized marriage retreats, biblically based coaching, debriefing, individual and team retreats, and relationship workshops. As full-time vocational missionaries with Life Impact Ministries (LI), we believe that in caring for, and investing in, Christian leaders of all cultures, God brings about transformation in people and communities around the world.

Whether you desire to strengthen and sustain a healthy marriage and ministry, or you are facing pain and challenges, we would love to come alongside of you.

John chapter 5 speaks of Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda, surrounded with hurting people. When an angel of the Lord touched the waters, the first person to enter in received healing. There are many ministry leaders today who wait, metaphorically speaking, for healing of broken and wounded lives.

"We invite you to break away from your day-to-day responsibilities to deeply experience God and the Hebrew meaning of Bethesda – House of Grace".

We depend 100% on the generosity of our guests and donors of this ministry.

Customized Retreat

Personalized coaching, debriefing, and/or mentoring along with resources. For couples, we suggest 4 nights, 5 days for your specially designed retreat, however we will work within your time frame. Private lake-view apartment. Other amenities and comforts. Minimal food provided.

Suggested donation for Couples:


If the suggested guest donation prohibits your visit to Bethesda, please discuss this further with us.

Suggested donation for an individual:


If the suggested guest donation prohibits your visit to Bethesda, please discuss this further with us.

Day Retreat Space

Come for an individual day alone with God or as a place for you to lead your team / group in leadership development, strategic planning, or a spiritual retreat.

Suggested donation for GROUPS:


Facility fee per day includes beverage service. $10 additional per person per day. Although unnecessary, any extra offering taken by the group, for the ministry, is greatly appreciated.


Any donation amount would be appreciated, includes beverage service.

Overnight stay

Personal retreat without food or coaching. Time and space are limited for this kind of reservation. Feel free to contact us about availability as we would love to serve you with our space.

Suggested donation for Couples:


Suggested donation for an individual:



“Mark and Pam get ministry and they get us.  Each day was filled with God inspired “aha” moments.  Now we work with one another again, use the skills we learned at Bethesda to “clean out the dryer lint” sooner, and deposit into one another.  It was a BREAKTHROUGH and it was a MIRACLE.”  Missionary to Indonesia

“The weekend was life-giving in so many ways; physical rest, rest from emotional angst, and tools that gave us tremendous hope for the future!  The effort you’ve put into making Bethesda so beautiful and peaceful has more than paid off.  We will remember our time here always.”  Ministry Leader in Europe

“We arrived weary and stuck.  Today we feel empowered, understood, and hopeful about our next season in ministry and marriage.”  Missionaries in Cambodia

“I forgot how very special this place is even apart from the Taft’s.  The Spirit of the Lord is present in a powerful way!”             Pastor in Charlotte, NC

“I join the chorus of those who testify that your coming alongside me was a pivotal point in my life and in our marriage.”  Pastor’s wife

“Thank you for being so gentle, patient, and loving during our sessions.  You both made it easier to be open and honest.  We will cherish our time and appreciate the pearls of wisdom and the tools to grow as individuals and as a married couple.”  NYC pastors