Dads' Retreat 2016

Beloved sons; heirs to the kingdom.

Providing an Inspiring
Environment for Men

Do you have life and fatherhood all figured out? If you're anything like me, you need all the help you can get in fulfilling your potential as a son of God and as an earthly father.

I believe that we are all beloved sons of God, that He will help us to become the husbands, fathers, and sons He created us to be, and that He longs to mentor us so that we can receive His Kingdom.

Dads' Retreat provides an inspiring environment for men to receive inspiration on their God-given missions. Join us and find strength, brotherhood, and inspiration.

I am excited to announce the third annual Dads’ Retreat. It will be held April 29-30, 2016 at Snydermill Lodge in Summit County, Utah just south of Kimball Junction and east of the Utah Olympic Park.


Chris Williams knows the power of God’s love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace. On Feb. 9, 2007, the Williams family vehicle was hit by a drunk driver killing his wife Michelle, who was five months pregnant, 11-year-old Benjamin, and 9-year-old Anna. Chris and his son Sam survived the crash. His oldest son Michael was not with them in the car. Chris chose to let go and to turn to God. His story of forgiveness, healing, and hope has inspired many. He is the author of “Let it Go—A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness.” His story is also the subject of the film “Just Let Go.”

Matthew R. Draper is a professor of Psychology at Utah Valley University. He will give us a fresh perspective on teaching our children the gospel of Jesus Christ, guiding our children as they exercise their agency and choose their own path, and how to love our children who go astray in a way that supports rather than alienates. He researches the theology and philosophy of well-being and how these ideas affect psychotherapy and daily life, particularly the doctrines of love and compassion. He has worked in counseling centers, refugee trauma clinics, hospitals, and super-maximum security prisons.


John R. Murdock


Snydermill Lodge (Directions) includes bunks with foam pad mattresses. You will need to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag or sheets and blanket if you prefer. Showers are also available. You need to bring your own towel and toiletries (Packing List).

Check-in: 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29th
Check-out: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30th

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Cost: $40. (Includes one night lodging, Friday dinner, and breakfast Saturday morning.

Registration is closed for 2016