Believe it or not, I enjoy people even more than music! Sister time in scripture study, prayer, connection, and caring for our temples fuels me. Invite me for a day or weekend retreat, conference or convention and expect uplifting music, a positive and challenging message with personal bold witness stories; authenticity, enthusiasm and excellence. My music repertoire includes standard praise songs, familiar hymns and original songs and arrangements.
The retreats below are my design, centered around a theme. *Choose a morning breakfast, full day or two day event.
The unknown seas hold trial and tempest - and prime opportunity for growth and purpose! We can have security through storms, work with The Captain to navigate new ground, have clarity on our purpose for this sail, and be ready to 'cross the bar' with confidence! *Highlight the account of Jesus and Peter's walk on the water. Zoom or in person sessions include music, scripture, fun and discussion on deck with Wendysue! "We have this Hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast." Hebrews 6:19
"Wendysue's love for the Lord comes shining through. Her retreats are full of wonderful music, spiritual challenge and balance connecting with faith sisters." Tammy, Watseka, IL
Difficult to love yourself and others? Tough to receive love - lavishly? Take a deep long look at the objects of LOVE; see the truth of your abundant rescue, and discover your unique way of expressing - in words and action - what has been poured into you! Emphasis on the Prodigal son account and discussion and practical suggestions on loving the lost. Zoom or in person sessions with music, teaching and scripture will refresh your soul. "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" 1 John 3:1
"Wendysue's gentle approach and personality help me understand spiritual things well." Carol, Watseka, IL
Life is like flight! We've little control over routing, turbulence, or lost luggage. Through music and teaching, humor and discussion (over zoom), we'll train to TRUST the Pilot on the journey, use the Oxygen mask and Seat belt, and prepare ourselves and others for the final gate. Zooms or in person sessions include music, discussion and practicing our short testimony. Buckle up for a wild ride in the powerful hands of the One who made the skies we fly! "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow weary, walk and not be faint" Isaiah 40:31
"I am still holding the 'Divine Destinations' retreat close to my heart. Wendysue’s lovely voice and marvelous songs touched me, and I continue to reflect on her message of making BOLD connections and giving testimony in our every day interactions. What a blessed weekend!" Betty Eich, Ocala, FL
Though much of my writings are put to melody, I've also shared ramblings as dramas, short devotionals, articles, and blogs that have been published in the "Relevant Christian Magazine", "Lutheran Women's Quarterly", "Holy Hen House Magazine", "Be Still and Know" devotional (Deb Burma, CPH 2021) and soon to be released "Peace and Protection" devotional book of which I am a contributor (CPH 2022).
I partner with the Lutheran Women's Missionary League's (LWML) as song leader for various district conventions across the country, and also had the exciting opportunity to sing in the Caribbean on a retreat cruise "Extravagant Love" with EO Christian Travel in February 2019.
Grateful for every favor the good Lord brings and I plan to sing HIS PRAISE with every breath.