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Bold + Beautiful is a one day retreat that was created and adapted from an 11 week Bible Study crafted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Our mission is to impact female Jr. and Sr. High athletes for Jesus Christ and teach them how to be a bold, beautiful, female, Christian competitor. Throughout the day we address pertinent issues that girls face every day such as identity, insecurity, body image, comparison, performance and relationships through different speakers, small groups and activities. Our goal is to lead these girls to Jesus Christ, get them plugged in to an FCA Huddle in their school or help them start their own to impact others around them.  

Who: This retreat is for 7th-12th grade female athletes.   

When:  Rochester Fall 2018 date/time TBD

Where:  Rochester Fall 2018 location TBD

Facilitated by:  Stephanie Goetz and Joy Gardner (FCA staff members)

Registration Fee & Deadline: 
Online registration for $25.
Walk-up registration will be open on the day of the retreat for $35.

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All registrations are being taken online and must be completed by a parent or legal guardian. Payment can be made by credit card (online) or by sending in a check.

About Steph...


Stephanie Goetz - Retreat Director & Speaker

Stephanie was born and raised in Waseca, MN. She competed inmultiple sports and activities throughout her high school career. Despitecareer ending injuries and surgeries, she set the individual career wins recordfor the Waseca Girl's Tennis Team along with participating on two Minnesota State Tennis Tournament Teams. 

After graduating high school in 2006, Stephanie attended the University of Minnesota. There she studied Communication Studies with an emphasis on marriage and family communication. While at the U of M, she was involved in numerous groups on campus, including Cru and Cru High School. 

Within weeks of her college graduation in December 2009, Stephanie married her high school sweetheart, Joe, and moved to Owatonna, MN. 

Throughout their first few years in Owatonna, Stephanie worked as a Customer Advocate for Gopher Sport. From there, she spent a year and a half as the General Business Skills Administrative Coordinator at Federated Insurance. During that time, Stephanie and Joe were heavily involved in their church’s youth group. 

Stephanie was born into a family involved in FCA, so ever since she could walk, she has been involved with FCA. God made it crystal clearto her in 2012 that it was time to join the Minnesota FCA staff. She decided to give up life in the corporate world and move onto part-time ministry. Since that time, she has worked with the Owatonna Area FCA Huddles, multiple FCA camps, and has recently started Bold + Beautiful. 

“God has used this ministry in my life and blessed me with a testimony that is uniquely mine. I am so excited and passionate about Bold +Beautiful. It provides an opportunity for young women to gather and discover who they are in Jesus Christ and that it looks like in all parts of life to live out that faith. We are also able to cover topics that are unique to young women without the distraction of boys! I know that I could have used that when I was in Jr. and Sr. High school.”

Stephanie and her husband, Joe, have one son, Miles. 

About Joy...

Joy Gardner - Retreat Administrator & Speaker

Joy was born and raised in Princeton, MN. Her family spent each summer the first 18 years of her life traveling throughout the United States because her father was an itinerant evangelist.

Joy graduated from Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International University in the Chicagoland area with a degree in Christian Education and Elementary Education. She then taught school for 2 years in the Deerfield, IL school district.

After that, Joy spent a brief stint with Youth for Christ in Algonquin, IL before joining staff at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, IL.

Joy returned home to Minnesota and worked in the Alumni & Parent Relations Office at Bethel University.

That position eventually led her to FCA. Joy has spent the last 15 years plus coordinating events, working with college students, and serving as a College Huddle Leader Coordinator at Sports and Leadership camps for Minnesota FCA.

To sum it all up, Joy has been in ministry for over 40 years. Her excitement for Bold + Beautiful and the FCA ministry is best said in her own words,

“I’ve had life experiences that have molded my heart to be an encourager to women – mostly high school and college aged women. Because of those life experiences, I feel it’s important to not only encourage but to speak truth in a day when truth is relative and watered down to fit our culture. Women need to know they have an identity that starts with Jesus Christ and that they are not alone on their journey of becoming secure in who they are, embracing their God-given thumb print, and using the unique gifts He has given them to serve Him.”

Questions? Contact:

Stephanie Goetz, Retreat Director / 507-837-2011

Joy Gardner, Retreat Administrator / 763-360-8909