Oregon Pacific Leader Retreat


Leaders Retreat will be held from October 3-5, 2024, at the beautiful Hallmark Resort in Newport, Oregon. This retreat is a fantastic opportunity for rest, renewal, and fellowship with other leaders in our community.

Event Details:
– Dates: October 3-5, 2024
– Location: Hallmark Resort, 744 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365
– Guest Speaker: Sam Barber, Nazarene Discipleship Director

– Cost = $145 per person plus hotel room

About Our Guest Speaker:
Sam Barber has an extensive background in holiness discipleship and is highly respected by global NDI leaders. He has served in various pastoral and leadership roles and is known for his impactful teaching and advocacy for Nazarene discipleship worldwide. We are honored to have him join us and share his insights and experiences.

Accommodation Information:
The Hallmark Resort offers a range of comfortable rooms at special group rates but this year they are only available for the retreat night. Additional nights cost will be at the discretion of the hotel. Please inquire if you plan to arrive early or stay later.:
– Limited Edition King Spa: $239.00 per night
– Limited Edition Two Queen: $239.00 per night
– Traditional Queen Balcony: $185.00 per night

To make reservations, please call the Hallmark Resort directly at 1-855-391-2484 and identify yourself as a participant of the ORPAC Retreat to receive the group rates. All reservations must be made by September 5, 2023. Please note that attendees will be responsible for room, tax, and incidental charges upon checkout.

Conference Registration (in addition to hotel):
The cost per person for the retreat is $145 per person and includes three meals ( 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner). Note that a Credit Card payment will incur additional fees. If able please use a bank account to avoid additional expenses.

Please complete your registration for the retreat below

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, October 3
4:00 – 6:00 P.M. – Arrival & Registration (Lobby)
Dinner on your own
7:00 P.M. –  Session 1

Friday, October 4
7:30 – Pre-Breakfast Prayer (optional)
8:00 – 9:00 A.M. –  No Host Breakfast Buffet
9:00 A.M. –  Session 2
10:30 A.M.  Free Time (lunch on your own)
6:00 P.M. – Dinner Buffet
7:00 P.M. Fellowship

Saturday, October 5
8:00 A.M. – No Host Breakfast Buffet
9:00 A.M. -Session 3

Hotel Checkout by Noon

Rev. Sam Barber

“Sam Barber has a proven track record for holiness discipleship as a pastor and district superintendent,” said General Superintendent David Busic. “He is respected by global NDI leaders for his teaching, writing, and advocacy for Nazarene discipleship around the world. The BGS is confident he will continue to build on the strong momentum that Scott Rainey and the Global NDI Council has helped create for Journey of Grace.”

Barber replaces Scott Rainey, who served as global NDI director from 2018 to 2024. Sam and his wife, Jill, currently reside in Grove City, Ohio.

“Discipleship is the heart of the gospel and the Church of the Nazarene,” Barber said. “I am humbled to carry on the work of the church to make Christlike disciples in the nations.”

Sam attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1989. He joined the pastoral staff at Warren First Church of the Nazarene in Ohio before pastoring Louisville Church of the Nazarene (now Shepherd’s Hill) in Ohio, serving from 1991 to 1997.

During that time, he earned a master’s degree in Christian ministries and church leadership from Malone University. In 1999, Sam moved to North Carolina to complete his master’s degree in theological studies from Duke University. While completing his studies, he served at Elon Power Line Church of the Nazarene until 2003.

Sam returned to his home state of Ohio to pastor Troy First Church of the Nazarene (2003-2007) and Columbus Shepherd Church of the Nazarene (2007-2014). In 2014, he moved to Lenexa, Kansas, to pastor Central Church of the Nazarene. While serving in Kansas City, he earned his Doctor of Ministry from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2020.