Developing Great Relationships in Ministry & Marriage!

Dates:  September 26- 28, 2022

Location:  St Louis, MO

Registration Types:

  • Couple     $350
  • Single      $325
  • Shared room per person     $175

Registration Includes:

  • Hotel stay for Monday, September 26th & Tuesday, September 27.
  • Dinner on Monday evening
  • All retreat sessions

Not included in Registration:

  • Extra nights are available at an additional $155/night (plus taxes & fees).  Let us know if you would like to add additional night(s) when registering.
  • Parking per day $15
  • Incidentals

Registration Deadline:  September 9th

The 2022 Fall Gathering Schedule


4:30-5:30 pm          Registration (Promenade Lobby)

6 pm                          Dinner (Promenade)

7 pm                          Gathering I (Promenade)


9 am                          Prayer & Worship

10 am                        Gathering II (Promenade)

12:15 pm                     Free time with friends in St Louis

7 pm                          Gathering III (Promenade)

Brian & his wife Paula live in Pella, IA and have pastored for over 25 years prior to becoming the primary presenters at Developing Great Relationships, a biblically based marriage enrichment ministry.  Brian studied at Berean University and he has a diverse business, marketing, and ministry background.  They love their two children, Amber & Chase, and their spouses and two grandbabies!

The Westin St. Louis unveils their newly renovated 263 oversize modern loft-style rooms and suites.  Whether in town for business or leisure, Westin St. Louis is at the heart of St. Louis and all it has to offer.  Positioned in historic Cupples Station, Westin is just steps to the Federal Courthouse, Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch.  While you visit, escape and explore the city’s many attractions and neighborhoods, easily accessed via the MetroLink light rail system with a stop just outside our door.

Area Map of The Westin in St Louis

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Map of The Westin lobby & Promenade


Gateway Arch National Park is an American national park located in St. Louis, Missouri, near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 11 N 4th St #1810, St. Louis, MO 63102

The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot high monument in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world’s tallest arch and Missouri’s tallest accessible building. Some sources consider it the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. Located at Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO 63102

Museum of Westward Expansion is a museum with exhibits on the history of the West, including Lewis & Clark.  A 4-min walk from the Gateway Arch.  Located at 11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102

The St. Louis Wheel is a 200-foot high observation wheel with 42 fully enclosed, climate controlled gondolas that seat up to eight riders each in St. Louis, Missouri.

The National Blues Museum is a museum in St. Louis, Missouri, dedicated to exploring the musical history and impact of the blues. It exists as an entertainment and educational resource focusing on blues music.

Busch Stadium opened in 2006 and is a 46,000 seat retro-style downtown ballpark, home of the Cardinals. The Cardinals became the first team in almost 100 years to win a World Series Championship in the inaugural season of a new ballpark. The new Busch Stadium hosted the 80th MLB All-Star Game, in July 2009.

Busch Stadium tours provide a unique look at the home of the Cardinals.  Explore areas of the ballpark that may not be regularly accessible during gameday operations and learn more about the history of the stadium from one of our experienced guides. Tours are a great experience for families and friends and even include a discount in the Official Cardinals Team Store with your ticket stub! In addition, ALL tour tickets include admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum at Cardinals Nation—you get two attractions for one ticket price!

Citygarden Sculpture Park is an urban park and sculpture garden in St. Louis, Missouri owned by the City of St. Louis but maintained by the Gateway Foundation. It is located between Eighth, Tenth, Market, and Chestnut streets, in the city’s “Gateway Mall” area. Located at 801 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63101

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw’s Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw. Located at 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

The Saint Louis Zoo, officially the Saint Louis Zoological Park, is a zoo in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri. It is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. Located at 1 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the principal U.S. art museums, with paintings, sculptures, cultural objects, and ancient masterpieces from all corners of the world. Its three-story building stands in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, where it is visited by up to a half million people every year. Located at 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

Places to Eat

Quattro Trattoria + Pizzeria located in The Westin, it’s your new go-to for drinks and dining in the heart of St. Louis. The menu offers hand-made pizzas and a wide variety of wings, made using only the finest ingredients and simple, soulful dishes made of simple, quality ingredients.

Clark & Bourbon  Downtown St Louis’ only classic steakhouse, features high-end cuts of meat, delectable sides, and a mixology lab where skilled mixologists and chefs work in tandem. From steaks and seafood, pasta, roast chicken, burgers—all of your favorites are here, along with classic shareable options, from our signature bacon slab to smoked wings.  Located at 799 Clark Ave, St Louis, MO 63102

Broadway Oyster Bar Our food has won numerous awards and readers’ polls for excellence and features seafood such as fresh Gulf and Blue Point oysters, Louisiana crawfish and shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels, scallops and crabs. Our Cajun and Creole dishes are our versions of many of the traditional Louisiana favorites. If you love New Orleans, you will feel right at home at the Broadway Oyster Bar.  Regular live music.  Located at 736 S Broadway St, St Louis, MO 63102

Sauce on the Side Our food is award-winning, craveable and comforting. We think there’s something special about fresh food. That’s why we make everything from scratch here at Sauce on the Side. Our handmade calzones. Our salad dressings. Even our desserts. It’s all made right here.  Located at 411 N 8th St, St. Louis, MO 63101

Sugarfire Smoke House We take the best traditions of the best barbecue cities in the U.S.A. to create a St. Louis style barbecue that’s all its own. Our award-winning barbecue tantalizes taste buds with baby back ribs, juicy pulled pork, and the best beef brisket in town. And we’re famous for our specials: meaty mashups that defy logic and even gravity. Alongside the classics, we’ve ‘cued up andouille, artichokes, cheese curds, mushrooms, and more.  Located at 605 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

Rooster  A unique European-style urban cafe specializing in sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches, coffee and delicious brunch fare.  All of our breads are baked in house, our crepes made from scratch using our own batter, and our eggs are cooked fresh to order. Our passion is to provide a comfortable, bright spot for you to gather with friends and family and enjoy everyone’s favorite meal of the day… brunch! Open for breakfast and lunch in Downtown St. Louis at 1025 Washington Ave.

BLT’s – Breakfast, Lunch and Tacos  A menu focused on American & Mexican comfort food in a modern, industrial space with exposed beams located at 626 N 6th Street in downtown St. Louis.

Anthonino’s As seen on Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives, Anthonino’s is one of the most popular family-owned eateries on The Hill in St Louis since 2003.  What sets Anthonino’s apart from other authentic Italian restaurants on The Hill is the addition of Greek specialties to the extensive and eclectic menu. Influenced by their Italian father and Greek mother, owners (and brothers) Anthony and Rosario Scarato grew up having experienced the best of both cultures. Recognizing the finer points of each country’s cuisine, their goal in opening Anthonino’s was to craft a perfect mix of the best rich, decadent Italian dishes with classic, flavorful Greek fare.  Located at 2225 Macklind Ave, St Louis, MO 63110.

Coffee Shops in Downtown St. Louis

Starbuck’s @ Ballpark Village – Located at 6 Cardinal Wy #120, St. Louis, MO 63102

Catalyst Coffee Bar – Lined with works by local artists, this modern coffee shop offers espresso drinks & baked goods.  Located at 1223 Pine St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Java Plus Café – Offering specialty coffee, fresh bakery items, and delicious Breakfast and Lunch options.  Located at 211 N Broadway Ste 150, St. Louis, MO 63102

Blondie’s Coffee, Wine & Dessert Bar – Patio seating available and serves breakfast and lunch all day.  Located at 1301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

Center Café – A coffee shop and snack bar that is conveniently located inside the America’s Center Convention Complex.  Located at 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

Café de Blaire – Snug locale fixing up sandwiches, açaí bowls & homemade ice cream, plus coffee, shakes & bubble tea.  Located at 442 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102

Protagonist Café – The name, Protagonist Cafe, is a reference to the theme as a “literary cafe” filled with over 5,000 pre-loved books for purchase. Our goal is very simply to provide a community space for gathering, meeting, and enjoying a great cup of freshly roasted coffee in a cozy atmosphere.  Located at1700 S 9th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

Park Avenue Coffee – Relaxed coffeehouse serving a long list of drinks & gooey butter cakes in many flavors.  Located at 417 N 10th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101