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Coaches Retreat

Coaches, do you ever feel like you would like to take a “Timeout” from your over-scheduled and highly-stressed life? Then the MN FCA Coaches Retreat is for you.  The MN FCA Coaches Retreat (formerly known as MN FCA Coaches Time Out) is a great opportunity to regroup, rejuvenate, recreate and realign your priorities along with your spouse or just by yourself. This retreat is open to both married and single coaches.  Workshop topics include 3-D Coaching, Finance, and Relationships. 

Crowne Plaza Aire (March 25-26, 2017)

Date:  March 25-26, 2017

Location:  Crowne Plaza Aire, Minneapolis Airport - MOA

CONVENIENCE, COMFORT, STYLE... The Crowne Plaza Aire offers the most convenience to those who seek to discover all that Minneapolis and Mall of America have to offer. Located just 5 minutes from Mall of America and 6 minutes from Minneapolis International Airport (MSP), the hotel proudly offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to the airport, mall, and other points of interest. All guest rooms and suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi, 37” flat screen televisions, and Crowne Plaza's signature Sleep Advantage Program - guaranteeing the utmost comfort. 

$200 Coach & Spouse
$150 Coach only

Extra Night Option:
If you would like to arrive early and stay at the hotel on Friday night, we welcome you to do so.  You can select this option in the online registration screen and $120 (retreat room price) will be added to your total.  Breakfast is included.

What coaches and spouses have liked best:

"Loved the whole thing.  I truly valued sharing with other like minded people, both coaches and non-coaches."  Coach

"The chance to get away with my wife and to meet other people. The schedule was good and not too full. It had a nice balance on things that were not just for coaches. My wife enjoyed it and she is not that into sports."  Coach

"To be honest I loved it all - a good balance, of time with our spouses, time with other coaches, time to reflect, time to share, good food, great venue, the timing was great for me as well."  Coach

"Having the chance to meet and interact with couples during the meal times and core groups."  Spouse

"Core group and the mentoring opportunity it provided was awesome.  For as little time as we spent in this group, I felt like I was heard and understood and was really able to understand and learn from others.  The other large and medium group sessions provided strong baseline content that fueled core group discussion, which was important, but also gave us lots of resources to follow-up with after the weekend."  Coach/Spouse


Check-in:  9:00-9:30 am
Start:  10:00 am (Day 1)
Finish:  3:00 pm (Day 2)


3D Coaching:  Cal Barr (FCA)
Relationships: Eric and Rachel Resler, Marriage and Relationship Researchers and Speakers
Finance:  Jonathan P. Behnken, ChFC®, CLU®,
Worship:  Carolann Rosenthal


We are excited to have Norm Barnhart come and perform at this year’s coaches retreat.  He is a multi-talented comic entertainer, an effective teacher of God’s word and preacher of the Gospel who has entertained in all 50 states and 8 other countries.  He enjoys bringing humor to company, church, college and family events.  Norm has a regular humor column in the Lowdown Newspaper covering the East Metro, and is a best-selling children's book author through Capstone Press. He likes Pie.

More about Norm


Ron Backes, Coaches Ministry Director
651-271-8986 or