This Is Us - 2018 Marriage Conference


What's the next step for us?

Marriage is a dynamic relationship that involves a growing sense of "we" as well as a developing sense of "me." One without the other often leads to marital dissatisfaction. In a healthy marriage individuality is nurtured while at the same time cultivating a growing sense of the relationship to the couple. This Is Us is a conference that will enable safe and constructive dialogue on the ongoing changes within a healthy relationship.

January 19-21



Dr. Reitz has 38 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. Over the years he has served as a family therapist with The Marriage and Family Life Center in Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania, as Staff Chaplain at Oasis Hospital in the United Arab Emirates, and as a pastor in a variety of churches. 

Dr. Reitz believes in a holistic approach by applying a healthy mix of empathy, encouragement and challenge in developing skills to better prepare you for life's journeys. 

Dr. Reitz offers counseling, mentoring, and consulting. He is also available for speaking engagements and facilitating groups. Visit the Shelter Cove Counseling services page and teaching page to find out more.

Degrees held:

  • Doctorate in Marriage and Family
  • Masters in Pastoral Counseling
  • Bachelors in Behavioral Science




Joy Courtright is an exceptional worship leader who currently serves as one of the worship leaders at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Lebanon, PA.

She studied at Cedarville University and is Originally from Ohio. She substitute teaches on a regular basis and prior to that worked at Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services.

Joy is married to Tim, husband of 21 years and has four wonderful children (Adam, William, Sophia and Toby).. She loves time with her family, leading worship, spending time in various ministry endeavors including prison ministry with Jubilee at the Lebanon County Women's Prison.



You'll be staying in one of our hotel style lodges - Mountain View or Woodland. Each room has two full beds and a private bathroom. All linens, pillows, blankets, towels, soap and water cups are included in the room. Further, you'll have three meals on Saturday and one meal on Sunday in Kenbrook's dining hall. Guests describe the food as 5 star restaurant quality and we pride ourselves on the selection, variety and freshness of the cuisine. If you have food allergies please note it during the online registrations process and we'll contact you in order to accommodate your needs. 

Kenbrook has a beautiful gymnasium - perfect for playing volleyball or basketball during a break. Upstairs is a game room with a pool table, ping pong, air hockey, foosball and more.

Kenbrook is about 100 acres in total with a little more than half of it covered in hiking trails. These trails are open for your use and you can obtain a map during check in at the conference.



Registration and Check in begins at 6:30pm

Our first activity is at 7:45pm (so try to arrive and check in by 7:30pm)

Check Out (on Sunday) is from 11:00 - 11:45am



Early Bird Registration (until November 30) - $100/person

Registration (until December 31) - $120/person

Late Registration (until January 15) - $140/person



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