Registration $15 per person
Includes welcome refreshments and lunch
Tickets can be purchased through this page above or by cash or check in the mail.
Checks payable to: Historic Trinity Lutheran Church
The goal of the retreat is to ponder the depth of Jesus’ love for you and to enhance the upcoming season of Lent by learning Visual Faith techniques.
Key Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:17
“…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Brooke has served the Lutheran Church for a total of 22 years in the areas of Worship and
Music, and as a speaker and/or music contributor to various events in the Church. Brooke graduated
from Concordia University, Ann Arbor with a major in Music Performance and a minor in German.
In 2012 she and her family served as missionaries in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay for two years and upon
their return, began a mission site near St. Johns, MI to reach underserved Hispanics working on dairy
farms. In 2019, the family moved to Flint in order to better serve the local church, NewLife
Community Lutheran, where she works in the areas of music/worship and children/youth, and her
husband, Sam, serves as Director of Discipleship and Outreach. Brooke and Sam have three children.
Valerie Matyas is the Educational Development Consultant and a Visual Faith Classroom
Coach for Visual FaithTM Ministry. She presents applications of Visual Faith for faith
formation in Lutheran School classrooms, for Church groups, and at Educational
Conferences. Valerie holds a Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from
Concordia University Ann Arbor, Michigan. She lives in Bay City, MI, with her clerical collar
wearing husband and their four young children.