Join us for a Family Retreat at Eastern Mennonite University
in Harrisonburg, VA. There will be something for everyone —
tracks for children, youth, and adults!


Registration includes air-conditioned lodging, three meals a day, and sessions for the whole weekend.

Adults ………………… $75

Children …………….. $50

Max per family …. $200

Register online now!

Housing Details

We will be staying in the Cedarwood residence hall, which is the newest hall that Eastern Mennonite University offers. It is a “green” residence hall and was built to LEED® standards (certification pending). All rooms are furnished for 2–3 people with a total of 126 beds. Each floor has four shared baths and three spacious lounges with kitchenettes. Cedarwood has laundry facilities and an elevator.



brianBrian Autry

Dr. Brian Autry serves as Executive Director of the SBC of Virginia, a partnership of nearly 600 Southern Baptist churches.  SBC of Virginia has a vision for strong churches with a bold commitment to the Great Commission. They focus on church planting, strengthening local churches and pastors, and mobilizing churches for missions.

Brian has served in several key roles that have prepared him for his current position. He and his family founded Parkway Baptist Church, where he served as senior pastor. The church grew from 13 founding families to more than 1,000 attenders that planted churches in Virginia, Colorado, Boston, Romania, and the Philippines. It became known for a focus on families, a heart for community outreach and missions, and a strong prayer ministry.  As pastor, Brian’s focus was on speaking to men and teaching them how to become spiritual leaders.

Brian has also served on church staffs in Virginia as associate and youth pastor and in college ministry, including Kempsville Baptist Church. He served as the state director for student ministries for the SBC of Virginia, and his family served as missionaries for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board in evangelism and church planting. He currently serves as a trustee for Southern Seminary.

Brian received his bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Brian lives with his wife, Jennifer, in a suburb of Richmond, Virginia.  They have 3 children, Melissa, Mark, and Jenna.

Life Verse
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Ephesians 3:20 – 21

BJ (pic)BJ Erps

As an elder of the Missio Dei Church, BJ has been found to be a man who displays calling, competency, and character to provide oversight and directional leadership in the life of the local church. The church’s mission statement is to glorify God as it gives every man, woman, and child the repeated opportunity to hear, see, and respond to the Gospel.

The Erps family moved to Huntington in 2008 from Wake Forest, North Carolina, to be a part of starting Missio Dei Church. Originally from Princeton, West Virginia

BJ received his bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia, and his Master’s in Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

BJ and his wife, Sarah, were married in June 2001 and have four children — Ryleigh, Addalyn, Micaiah, and William.

Reverend Chi Choong Jang濰衛轔 跡餌
(Reverend Chi Choon Jang)






McNielRoger & Rebecca McNiel

Roger’s passion is to lead people into a growing dynamic walk with Christ and to help them more fully understand and fulfill their high calling in the Body of Christ. Roger currently serves at Swiftcreek Baptist Church in Midlothian, VA.


Roger received his Bachelor of Music from Belhaven College in 1972 and his Master of Music from Louisiana State University in 1973. After completing his education and before surrendering to God’s call to vocational ministry, Roger taught high school music, tuned pianos, and sang with a musical group which ministered in churches throughout the United States.


Roger and his wife, Rebecca, have served churches in Alabama, Florida, and Virginia since 1979. They have been blessed with three wonderful children — Ben, Mia, and Cara.


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