Featured Speaker

Ashley Paavola
Ashley Paavola is the Youth and Family Ministry Developer at All Nations Church, a church plant in an urban community within the inner belt of metro St Louis, MO. She is passionate about helping people see Jesus through racial reconciliation, trauma informed care, and ministry with people of all  abilities. Ashley and her husband Chris have a multicultural family of seven (five kids under the age of nine) built through adoption and foster care.


Health & Fitness
Susan Ficken

A newly-retired Family Nurse Practitioner, Susan Ficken has changed her focus from one of a secular world of disease management to inspiring women to lead healthier lives based on the truths found in God’s Word. She leads a Bible study-based weight loss and wellness ministry at her church; and since retiring has obtained certifications in Health Coaching and Personal Training. She gives God all the glory and credit for helping her maintain a 40 pound weight loss and living in true freedom from her former poor health habits.   She has been married to Jack for 38 years.


Missionary LIfe
Bernice Bunkowske
Bernice Bunkowske, born a farm girl in Missouri, worked 22 years with her husband and children in Nigeria and Kenya as missionaries. Upon returning to the U.S. she mentored missionary and seminary wives, facilitated women’s Bible studies, served as a Stephen minister, and was a hospital spiritual care visitor. She worked alongside her husband traveling to many countries teaching and training national church workers. She is the mother of four children, grandmother of 12, and great grandmother of seven. Bernice is an author presently working on a book detailing the coming of Christ into the lives of an unsaved people group in Nigeria.

 Music & Worship

Kimberly Beihl
Worshp Leader
KiBeihl has been leading worship, writing songs, and ministering and discipling others for over 12 years. In 2013, Kim and her husband, Brian, where called from their home church, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nashville, TN, to be part of a launch team that planted Rhythm City Church, in downtown Nashville. Last summer, Kim felt the Lord calling her to step down from her role as worship leader and move into a new season of rest and listening to the Lord for her next calling. Kim spent six months receiving her yoga certification and began teaching Christian yoga at a studio in Franklin called Abundant Yoga. Even after her time of rest, Kim’s heart still felt called to return to leading worship. This past January, the Lord beautifully opened the doors and led her and Brian to Aspen Grove Christian Church in Franklin, TN where she now serves on staff as worship leader for the church. Kim and Brian have lived in Nashville for nearly 18 years and have two dogs, Presley and Capo, and are anxiously awaiting the birth of their miracle son in January.

Music & Worship

Kimberly Shaw
Worship Leader
Kim Shaw is the Small Groups Coordinator at Our Savior.  She has a passion for assisting people to find ways to deepen their relationship with Christ through the community of small groups gathering in the Word.  Kim works to encourage people to connect with at least one of many groups available at OSLC and together grow and serve in His name. Kim is also a member of the Worship Band and the facilitator for Beloved, a women’s bible study group.   She and her husband, Harry, have been active members of Our Savior and both have served in various positions and capacities at OSLC for the past 20 years.
Kim and Harry have been married for 31 years and have two sons.


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  • 9 am Registration and Coffee & Refreshments
  • Welcome, Meet & Greet
  • Worship
  • Featured Speaker – Ashley Paavola
  • Retreat Giveaways
  • Health & Fitness Speaker – Sue Ficken
  • Lunch and Speaker Q&A
  • Missionary Life Speaker – Bernice Bunkowske
  • Ice Breaker
  • Break and Dessert
  • Interactive Workshop with Ashley Paavola
  • All TEENS Ministry
  • Retreat Giveaways
  • 3 pm Worship & Closing Prayer