Weekend Activities  |  Financial Assistance  
Housing & Registration  |  FAQ's & Special Requests

Since no man is an island, we like to connect for one weekend a year, free of distractions and the pressures of the daily grind. Just men being men. Relaxing. Grilling. Fishing. Golfing. Learning. Worshiping. It’s a weekend to unplug, unwind and take stock of where you stand in life and eternity.


Join us on the expansive grounds of Green Lake Conference Center, September 13-15, 2019 for a weekend you won’t want to miss.


Green Lake Conference Center


“Green Lake Conference Center is the historic place and space of ReCreation for Christian groups to discover God's better version of themselves and their world and for nonprofit, educational and government groups to discover a better version of themselves and their world.  Located on 900 scenic acres on the shores of Wisconsin’s deepest lake, GLCC provides for the lodging, dining and meeting needs of groups numbering up to one thousand. 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space spread across 50 rooms includes a lakeside conference hall that can seat 1,000 attendees.” – glcc.org 


For more information, visit glcc.org

Men’s Retreat 2019 Guest Speakers:

Matt DePriest is Worship Arts Pastor at Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Parker, CO. Matt grew up in Milwaukee and studied music and
Biblical studies at Columbia International University. He served as the Director of Worship at a large evangelical church in the Midwest, and focused his graduate work on the proper catechesis of liturgists (the spiritual formation of worship leaders) at Denver Seminary. Matt’s theological passions include crafting liturgies for the modern church, expressing timeless theological truths through meaningful art, and helping senior pastors and worship leaders find common ground in the worship design process. He is currently a Candidate under Care for ordination in the EPC.

On his days off you will find Matt either exploring the mountains with his family, working on his cast (fly-fishing), or holed up with an old book at a local coffee shop.


Matt has been married for thirteen years to his wife Sarah, and they have three children—Corban, Euan, and Sojourner.


Caleb Widmer is the Pastor of Worship and Missions at Harvest Community Church in Oak Creek, WI. Caleb received his M.A. from Northern Seminary after completing a program begun by the late Robert Webber in Worship and Spirituality. Prior to Harvest Community Church, Caleb served as the Pastor of Worship Arts at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Il. Caleb lives with his wife and 3 sons in Franklin, WI. 


During his free time, Caleb enjoys fly fishing as well as playing with his band in Milwaukee, WI.





Rev. A.J. Dudek is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Theology and has served as a college Dean, preaching team member, and worship arts coordinator for a variety of churches. He joined the AAC staff in 2013 serving in a variety of positions. A.J. is pursuing his Master's of Arts in Biblical Exposition.


When not at AAC, he enjoys being with his family, doing some occasional guide trips in his drift boat, and waiting for the next chance he can see the mountains! (He was an accomplished fly-fishing guide/instructor in Colorado for over 10 years.) His passion for ministry is rooted in encouraging folks to get out of Egypt, through the Wilderness, and into Canaan.



Tentative Schedule & Activities

*please see materials recieved at retreat check-in for final schedule and locations

Friday, September 13  
8:00 a.m.

Golf Option

Friday Morning Golf Option: Come golf the beautiful Lawsonia Golf Course with us on Friday morning. Cost is $50 for 18 holes with cart. No walking options. Tee times begin at 8:00 a.m.

Register here

4:00-8:00 p.m. Check-In / Meet and Greet
5:00-6:00 p.m. Optional Pre-Paid Dinner
8:00-9:30 p.m. Main Session
9:30 p.m. Late Night Snack
Saturday, September 14 - Morning  
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m. Quiet Time
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions
10:00-11:00 a.m. Main Session
11:00-12.00 p.m. Free Time
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Saturday, September 14 - Afternoon  
1:00-3:00 Free Time / Volleyball
3:00-5:00 p.m. Redneck Games
Saturday, September 14 -  Evening  
5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00-6:30 p.m. Free Time
6:30-7:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
7:30 p.m. Main Session
9:00 p.m.  Late Night Snack
Sunday, September 15 - Morning  
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast 
8:30-9:00 a.m. Quiet Time
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions
10:00-11:00 a.m. Main Session
11:00-12:00 p.m. Clean Up / Departure


Financial Assistance

We don’t want anything to stand between men and their spiritual growth. We have ample financial assistance available for our event to so that every man can participate. Anyone who has a need should complete a financial assistance form and receive a response INSTEAD of registering for the retreat. DO NOT register for the retreat if you have applied for financial assistance. Your registration will happen through the financial assistance process. We cannot issue refunds if the registration is completed before applying for assistance.

Financial assistance applications must be submitted by Aug 15, 2019.


Housing & Registration

For a full description of housing options, visit "Lodging" at glcc.org.

Houses – $195 per person

There are several houses at GLCC ranging from modern to historic. A few of the houses are on the lake and include a fishing pier. Most have large living rooms which make great gathering places. Houses are equipped with linens, cooking and dining equipment.

Cabins – $130 per person
Cabins are near camping areas, are rustic and are not on the lake. Cooking and dining equipment is provided (except in Moore and Sunshine). Guests make beds on arrival.

Hotel – 2 person occupancy $175 per person; 3 person occupancy $155 per person; 3 person occupancy SUITE $180 per person
A modern hotel with 64 rooms and suites, many with a lake view. Rooms accommodate 1 to 3 people. Suites have a bedroom and a sitting room with microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. On the 1st floor there is one large meeting room and four smaller meeting rooms. There is a lounge with fireplace, TV, microwave, refrigerator and coffee on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

Camping - $90 per person
Sites available range from shade to sun, primitive, electric, or electric and sewer.

Reminder: If you would like to apply for financial assistance, do not register here. Please apply for financial assistance (above).

If you have questions regarding housing, please contact our Housing Coordinator

Registration must be complete by Aug. 15, 2019.


Special Requests

Need a roommate?
If you would like to attend Men's Retreat, but are in need of a roommate(s), please our contact our Housing Coordinator before registration closes on Aug. 15, 2019

Dietary Restrictions
If you have special dietary needs, please contact Andrea Malnar with your needs before Aug. 15, 2019. Gluten free options will be provided at every meal. Every effort will be made to accommodate your needs. Please do not contact Green Lake Conference Center.

What should I pack?
We do a mix of outdoor recreation activities as well as casual indoor sessions. We recommend dressing for the weather and bringing comfortable clothes for active activities. Other items to consider bringing include, snacks, beverages, board games, water bottle and/or coffee mug, bible and notepad.

Are there any expenses outside of the registration cost?
There are optional Friday morning activities organized through retreat attendees. Those activity costs are separate and vary by event. There is an option to purchase Friday evening dinner prior to the start of the retreat. (More information will be provided after registration.) All meal costs are covered from Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

Is smoking permitted at GLCC?
The GLCC policy is as follows: “All indoor facilities are smoke-free, but you can smoke outside.”

Is alcohol permitted at GLCC?
The GLCC policy is as follows: “Alcoholic beverages, guns, and illegal drugs are not permitted.”

Are tents, campers or trailers allowed at a cabin or house?
No. Tents and trailers are not allowed in cabin or house areas.

If I have additional questions, who can I contact?
Please contact Andrea Malnar with additional questions.