MICAH offers ministries for body, mind and spirit including contemplative and silent prayer, meditation, spirituality, spiritual direction, and retreat center.  The Family Practice and Integrative Medicine Center also offers holistic health and healing services including integrative, complimentary, alternative, and natural medicine, replacement therapy, natural healing, natural menopause, bio-identical hormones, and replacement therapy.

Personalized Retreats

Retreats in spiritual formation, leadership, healing, and the arts. Personal, group, and church retreats are available.

The retreat facility, with its wind turbine, green roof and post and beam interior offers a large, modern kitchen, inspirational main room, small conference room, and peaceful living quarters with beautiful views of the Red River Valley.

Take a meditative stroll along the wooded prayer path; quietly leave worries behind as you walk the labyrinth that over looks the valley. Be led on an inner journey of discovery along the pilgrimage route, snowshoe across the prairie, canoe down the river, or simply sit under a tree and notice the day meander by.

What is offered?

Select from half day, full-day, weekend, or week-long retreats.

Who may want to consider a MICAH retreat?

Individuals, groups, pastors, and youth groups.

What types of retreats are offered?

A wide variety including:
Prayer, Health, Snow Shoe, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pilgrimage, Labyrinth, Men's, Women's, and Spiritual Life & Leadership Retreats.

What about diet restrictions?

MICAH provides healthy multi-ethnic vegan/vegetarian meals with limited gluten-free and dairy-free options. All our meals are simple, homemade and delicious. We use local, fresh, and organic ingredients when possible. Because our kitchen is not equipped to be free of allergens, anyone with extreme food sensitivity or food allergies is encouraged to bring their own food.

Ways to use the facility:

  • MICAH staff can provide full leadership, teaching and food preparation.
  • MICAH staff can assist with portions of the retreat and food preparations.
  • You may rent the facility for a retreat and be responsible for staffing, food, etc.
  • OR...You can customize your retreat according to your individual needs or the needs of your group...we are flexible and can help assist you!

While the building is fully functional, it is in the process of being completed. We welcome youth mission trips to help us complete the building as we proceed forward in this ministry.

For more information on retreats and services listed here or to book your retreat contact us by phone or email.


A labyrinth is an ancient walking prayer practice based upon the notion of pilgrimage or spiritual journey. As we walk into the center towards God, we leave behind that which would hinder our relationship with the Divine. As we return out into the world, God walks with us, renewing our hearts, minds, and life.

The labyrinth is available for individual or group use.

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Personal Retreats and Sabbaticals

Individualized retreats and sabbaticals focus on spiritual, mental, and physical restoration. A beautiful setting, nutritious food, and a peaceful daily rhythm of prayer, instruction, rest, and activity are all part of these retreats. Spiritual direction, massage therapy, and a complete health assessment and consultation are also available depending on length of stay.

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A one to three-hour pilgrimage walk located on the 200 acre MICAH property is available.

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Tailored Group Retreats

What kind of retreat is your group looking for? Leadership, discernment, prayer, pilgrimage, youth, and health and spirituality retreats are available as well as choosing a particular retreat topic that fits your group. Churches, businesses, and organizations are all welcome. Tailored Group Retreats can take place at the new MICAH retreat house or at your group’s location.

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Tailored Drawings to Enhance Your Events

dandelionA friend of mine recently asked if I would draw some images to go along with each day's theme of his church camp. He gave me the ideas and scripture verses and then I drew the following pictures. Each morning the campers will be given the day's picture to look at, contemplate, and discuss. Here's what my friend wrote,

"The morning devotions will introduce each image and so they have it in their minds throughout the day and we can key on it with the things we do. We will do some interactive worship elements that work with that imagery and probably some stage setting for the evening session. The evening speaker will probably mention the imagery but will talk more about the person. The arts kids will be encouraged to use that imagery in their art that day, possibly setting up worship elements or stage setting."

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