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Arizona Summer Christian Ashram
The Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
July 12-14, 2024

An in-person Christian Retreat for Adults

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Our Evangelist - Matt Henson 

Our Bible Teacher - Gina Pollard


Gina Pollard leads Cross in the Desert UMC in Phoenix, Arizona. Besides leading her congregation, she is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®. A self-described hope junkie, Gina’s calling is to journey with others by helping them validate the whole of who they are in the world and in their lives and to move forward with hope and confidence. Gina earned her Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. She holds certifications from The Grief Recovery Institute and the Trauma Institute International. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Faith Network..

An energetic, dynamic, vision-casting adventurer for Jesus is one of the best ways to describe Rev. Matt Henson. Matt brings a fresh perspective and energy to the church and her ministry. He specializes in Evangelistic Preaching, Mission Experiences, Healing/ Reconciliation Ministry, and Youth/Young Adult Ministry, using his experience and passion to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to all people.

Matt serves as the Executive Director of the United Christian Ashrams International Ministry and as Lead Evangelist for Living the Adventure Ministries, an evangelistic and mission ministry. Matt travels around the nation and around the world as part of these ministries. Matt and his wife, Nancy, have four sons (Elijah, Micah, Judah, and Isaiah) and one daughter, Sarafina.


Registration Fee: $45.00

Room and Board: $210.00 – Single Occupancy

                                 $190.00 - Double Occupancy

                                 $150.00 - Triple Occupancy

Day rate: (Includes 6 meals) $114.00

Registration deadline is June 1st, 2024. Room and Board must be paid upon arrival at the camp.

Deluxe accommodations include two queen beds per room complete with linens. Dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday are included.

The Day Rate is $114.00 plus the $45.00 registration fee. This includes six meals and the program. Early registration is advised, as accommodations are limited.

Registration will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 12th, with an orientation at 4:00pm for those who are new to Christian Ashrams, and with the program beginning at 5:00 pm. The retreat will end with lunch on Sunday, July 14th.   

Limited handicapped accessible accommodations are available on a first come – first served basis.

Make Checks payable to: Arizona Christian Ashram. Payments can also be made with a credit card by contacting Kate Flavell.

Registration fee of $_______ is enclosed.

Name(s) ____________________________


Address: ___________________________


Phone number(s): ___________________________________

Email Address(es): __________________________________


Church Affiliation: ___________________

Accommodations Desired: Single, Double, or Triple

If you have someone you want to share a room with please indicate that here: ____________________________________

For Questions, please contact Kate Flavell, Ashram Director, at


Mail your registration to:

Cheryle Dunkelberg

14226 N. 37th St. Phoenix, AZ 85032



To register online, send registration information to : Please include your email address for electronic invoicing.

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