Refresh, Forest Springs’ retreat for women, is many things to many people. 

For some, it's an opportunity to unplug and relax, all while enjoying the stillness and beauty of God's creation. For others, it's a weekend filled with great conversations, laughter and encouragement. Refresh is an opportunity to step away and dig deep into God's word. We hope you will join us for a weekend of dynamic and challening Bible teaching, entertaining program options, and excellent meals.

Call 715-427-5241 to register for weekend and day-only Refresh options! 

Speaker: Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth is an enthusiastic encourager of women, a gifted story teller and a winsome evangelist. Her willingness to be transparent is what makes Elizabeth relatable to every woman in every audience, regardless of their season of life or place in their own faith journey. 

Each of her Bible-based messages is laced with a dose or reality, personal authenticity, a unique portfolio of compassion and a warm sense of humor. 

She and her husband, Mike, are the parents of four sons. She is a  part-time business woman, freelance writer and active conference and retreat speaker. 

Music: Stephanie Seefeldt

Stephanie Seefeldt was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and studied music at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with an emphasis in singing. She won several student vocal competitions in the state. Her greatest joy, however, was quickly becoming leading music with which people, either in church or other Christian gatherings, could worship the Lord.

While in college, she become involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – an inter-denominational Christian student organization – leading worship for yearly state-wide conferences. After college she was called into full-time church work, eventually taking the position as worship leader at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. After five years there, she was called to Blackhawk Church in Madison. While at Elmbrook, Stephanie began a partnership with Jill Briscoe that has taken them to conferences across the country and abroad. Stephanie and Jill are currently participating in Anne Graham Lotz’s Just Give Me Jesus revival events. Stephanie has also ministered alongside Anne both at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as in England, Wales, and Denmark.

One of Steph’s favorite things is spending time at the piano at Field’s at the Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells, sharing showtunes, standards, obscure hair-band ballads from the 1980’s, and any other requests that come her way. 


Can't Come for the Weekend? Try Our Saturday-Only Option!

For those who are busy, live nearby, and just want to come for the day. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and includes all of the day's programming and three meals. The cost of the Saturday Only Option is $70/person. 


Conversations at Refresh
Conversations at Refresh!


Weekend Itinerary

Thursday, March 30 - For Headstart Option* 

  • Registration from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (no evening meal)
    * Headstart option is $50/person in addition to weekend rates. This includes 3 meals on Friday. 


  • Headstart Option: Relax and unwind - Three meals provided
  • Weekend Registration from 2:00-8:00 p.m. 
    - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on your own
  • Optional Supper 5:45-6:30 - $7.00
  • Welcome session followed by activities 


  • Day only option registration - 8:00 a.m. 
  • Breakfast, morning workshops  
  • Lunch, free time activities
  • Supper, evening session with Elizabeth


  • Coffee, morning session with Elizabeth 
  • Brunch, retreat ends at noon


Standard Cabin - Shared - $145/person
Group unit with bunk beds, private bath. Towels/bedding not provided

Lodge Room - Shared - $180/person - Call 715-427-5241 for availability!
Group unit (sleeps five) with two twin beds, bunk bed,a trundle bed and private bath. Towels/bedding provided. Minimum 3 per room.

* There is an additional fee when less than three people are sharing a Lodge Room. Call us at (715) 427-5241 for more pricing information. 

Deposit: $25/person - Your balance is due upon arrival

Concerning Children...

We want you to enjoy a wonderful time away without your normal family responsibilities. Please find care for your children so that you and others can enjoy your time away from it all. 

Saturday-Only Option 

Date: April 1, 2017
Speaker: Elizabeth Murphy
Fee: $70/person
Call 715-427-5241 to register! 

Weekend Option 

Date: Mar. 31 - Apr. 2, 2017

Speaker: Elizabeth Murphy
Fee: $145-$230/person
Call 715-427-5241 to register!