3-Day Group Debriefing Intensives: March 18-21, June 10-13, July 29 - Aug. 1, Oct. 21-24

Missionary Intensive Debriefs

An invitation to tell your story

Please let us know if you are interested in applying for one of these debriefing intensives.
Email [email protected].


Are you feeling?

  • Confused by conflicting emotions of grief, joy, anger, relief, guilt, thankfulness, a sense of achievement, a sense of failure
  • A desire to have a place to share both the good and the bad of missionary life and not be judged 
  • Overwhelmed with the challenges on and off the field 
  • Stressed at the realities of transitioning back to life at “home”

Who is this for?

  • Any missionary who is currently on the field or has transitioned to the the U.S. within the last few years.
  • Couples and individuals in need of a safe place to share their story and be understood and encouraged.
  • No childcare or children’s program will be provided at this time. We ask that all parents make other arrangements for their children.

Debriefing Expectations

  • We host intensive small group debriefings of around 6 people at this time. We provide a mix of free time to rest and enjoy the refreshing beauty of nature as well as structured debriefing sessions and healing prayer.
  • We encourage you to unplug from media and electronic devices and be as present as possible throughout the entirety of your stay.

Debriefing Limitations

  • If you have recently experienced a traumatic experience or crisis situation on the field and are looking for debriefing on these issues please note that a group debrief is not the appropriate setting for trauma and crisis debriefing.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not Sanctuary Inn would be a good fit for you please contact Kara Githens- [email protected]

Location & Accommodations:

  • Sanctuary Inn is located in Welches, OR at the foot of Mt. Hood.
  • Our meetings and meals will be held in the beautiful Lodge. 
  • Sanctuary Inn has a riverfront beach, a large field for games, a covered basketball court, a peaceful trail in the woods, and a frisbee golf course.
  • Meals are shared with the larger community staying at Sanctuary Inn.
  • Lodging for your stay will be in individual rooms with community bathrooms.


  • $350 per person  – meals included

Space is limited! Register today! Email [email protected].


Debriefing Facilitator

Kara Githens

Currently works as the Care Coordinator at Sanctuary Inn.  She is a  Western Seminary graduate with  masters degrees in Counseling and Intercultural Studies. She knows and understands the cross-cultural life, having lived in Brazil for 15 years as an MK. She and her husband Micah (also an MK) have two precious young daughters.

Steven and Joann Price - Innkeepers and Visionaries

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