CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

The 19th Annual Couple’s Getaway
at THE COVE, Asheville, NC, will be held on June 12-14, 2020

Register Early $565 Per Couple

 

Very refreshing! A heart-tugging weekend for whatever stage and level of your marriage.  The speakers are entertaining, but at the same time understand the issues and needs we have as couples and coaches.  The awesome teaching and worship will deepen your relationship with your spouse.  It will be the highlight of your year!

At the center of our relationship with God is our marriage. We are honored to partner with this magnificent spirit-filled facility in investing in your marriage. Angel and I have been impacted individually and as a couple each time we have retreated to The Cove. Our prayer for you is a deep, intimate, transparent, romantic weekend. One that will remind you of God’s purpose in bringing you together as the love of each others life while at the same time giving hope to all that is ahead.

Shane and Angel Williamson—FCA President and CEO
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one-” John 17:20-22

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Conference Speakers Mark & Katharyn Richt

Mark Richt currently serves as a studio analyst for the newly launched ACC Network. Prior to his time with ACC Network/ESPN, Richt served as head football coach at the University of Miami and the University of Georgia.

Richt was named the University of Miami’s 24th head football coach on Dec. 4, 2015. His hiring provided immediate dividends as the Hurricanes posted a 9-4 record in his first season in Coral Gables. Miami then defeated West Virginia, 31-14, in the Russell Athletic Bowl for the program’s first bowl victory in 10 years. The Hurricanes were ranked No. 20 in the final Associated Press poll and No. 23 in the final Amway Coaches Poll – the program’s first season-ending rankings since 2009.

Miami had 10 players earned ACSMA All-ACC honors in 2016, while quarterback Brad Kaaya became Miami’s all-time passing yards leader. Freshman wide receiver Ahmmon Richards broke the 31-year-old freshman receiving record at Miami originally set by Michael Irvin, while sophomore running back Mark Walton became the 11th 1,000-yard rusher in program history. Six Hurricanes were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. Nine Hurricanes were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, the most for Miami since 2006, including first-round pick David Njoku to the Cleveland Browns. Richt has had 99 of his players drafted as a head coach, including 14 first-round picks. Richt, born in Omaha, Neb., and raised in Boca Raton, Fla., returned to his alma mater after leading the University of Georgia football program for 15 years. He compiled a 145-51 overall record and an 85-40 mark in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia won two SEC championships, six SEC East titles and nine bowl games under Richt, and finished the season in the Associated Press Top-10 rankings seven times.

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During his tenure in Athens, 85 of Richt’s players were selected in the NFL Draft, including eight chosen in the 2002 and 2013 NFL Drafts – the most Georgia players ever selected in a single year. Richt also placed a strong emphasis on academics as 292 Georgia players earned their degrees during his tenure. In 2016, Richt was named the first-ever honorary head coach of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his commitment to giving back to others.

 In 2013, Richt received the Stallings Award given for commitment to humanitarian and community service efforts, and in 2010, he was named to the AFCA Board of Trustees. Before his arrival at Georgia, Richt spent 11 seasons at Florida State, the last seven as the offensive coordinator. In his time in Tallahassee, the Seminoles finished in the nation’s top five in scoring offense on five occasions, top 12 in total offense five times and top 12 in passing offense five times. FSU won two national championships (1993, 1999) and played for the national championship in 2000. Richt launched his coaching career at Florida State, first as a graduate assistant from 1985-86 and then as a volunteer assistant from 1987-88. He spent the 1989 season as the offensive coordinator at East Carolina before returning to FSU as the quarterbacks’ coach. Richt coached two quarterbacks to the Heisman Trophy – Charlie Ward in 1993 and Chris Weinke in 2000. Richt played quarterback for the Hurricanes under legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger. He spent most of his career at Miami as a backup to Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly. In one of Richt’s years at Miami, his teammates included Kelly, Testaverde and Bernie Kosar, as well as quarterbacks coach Earl Morrall.

Richt is married to the former Katharyn Francis of Tallahassee. The couple has four children – Jonathan, David, Zach, and Anya and two granddaughters– Jadyn and Zoe.

 

Worship Leaders Russell & Kristi Johnson

As worship leaders and Christian artists, Russell and Kristi combine passion and energy in their contemporary rock music. This incredible couple has dedicated their lives to giving  glory to God through their music ministry. Their inspirational music touches the lives of those around them so intimately that it stirs souls and moves hearts closer to God. Russell and Kristi lift up His name in every note and song they sing. Originally from Conway, SC, Russell and Kristi have been musicians all their lives and in the music industry for more than 10 years. Prior to the couple combining their talents, Kristi sang professionally for family variety shows, including The Carolina Opry. Russell grew up singing at church and also worked in professional theater as an audio engineer. Although Russell and Kristi grew up in the same town they didn’t begin dating until college at Coastal Carolina University and were married a year later. They have a son, Will, and a daughter, Sidney

 

Comedian Kenn Kington

KennKingtonKenn Kington has been performing for over 25 years and is one of today’s most sought after comedians and speakers. Kenn has appeared on Comedy Central, is one of the most popular comedians on satellite radio (Laugh USA & Blue Collar Radio) and is selling out clean comedy shows nationwide. As a corporate presenter, Kenn has spoken for some of the most successful organizations in the world.

A devoted family man, Kenn and his wife of 21 years, Heather, live in Atlanta, Georgia, where they are raising two teenage sons, Graham & Kody, and daughter Kennedy.

Conference Emcee Jason Patterson

Known for his positive outlook and fresh perspective, Jason Patterson has spent the better part of three decades traveling the country as a regular conference speaker, event emcee, on-air host and broadcast personality. The focus of his life professionally has been connecting with audiences around the globe, on and off the mic. As a free-lance broadcaster, his work has appeared on multiple regional and national networks including Fox Sports, ESPN, ACC Network, SEC Network and American Sports Network. Jason’s voice has become the familiar soundtrack for many high school, collegiate and professional championships. Above all else, Jason and Leah find joy in the simple pleasures discovered while pursuing their created purpose in daily life. South Carolina is home, though they slide away regularly to embrace new adventures.

 

Agenda

Friday, June 12, 2020

3:00 p.m. Registration Opens
5:30 p.m. Opening Team Meeting (Auditorium)
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
9:15 p.m. Fellowship and Snacks (Lobby)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

7:30 a.m. Devotions (On your Own)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
11:30 a.m. Couple’s One-on-One Exercise
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Free Time
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
9:15 p.m. Fellowship and Snacks (Lobby)
10:00 p.m. Couple’s One-on-One Exercise

Sunday, June 14, 2020

7:30 a.m. Devotions (On your Own)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Check Out
9:30 a.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
11:15 a.m. Dismissal

 

 

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If you have any questions please contact:

Stacey Turner (864) 616-8751 / sturner@fca.org  OR
Reid Bowyer (864) 266-3681 / rbowyer@fca.org

 

The Cove is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside Asheville, N.C. The Cove provides the perfect environment for renewal and relaxation. During free time you can choose to hike and explore its 1,500 acres of mountain wilderness, settle into a quiet corner in the inspiring chapel or relax on the broad deck or spacious, inviting lobby.

Getting to The Cove

Address:
1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28805-2834
Driving:
– From I-40 East: Take exit 55. Turn right.
– From I-40 West: Take exit 55. Turn left.
– From Asheville Regional Airport: Take I-26 West to I-40 East. Take exit 55. Turn right.
Flying:
You can fly into Charlotte ( 2 hour drive),
Greenville-Spartanburg (1.5 hour drive),
or nearby Asheville Regional Airport (approx. 20 min. drive).

Audio from the 2019 Getaway

Audio from the 2018 Getaway

Audio from the 2017 Getaway

We regret to inform you that due to COVID-19 and the continued concerns with exposure and legal accountability that with advice/wisdom of Board of Trustees, Executive Team, Legal and even our insurance provider, FCA as an organization has made a decision to cancel all overnight camps for the months of May, June, July and August.

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