A gathering for people who love & lead college students

College Ministry Collective

February 1-3, 2023

When is the last time you stopped, paused, and listened to God?

Leading college students and young adults is certainly rewarding, but it comes with its challenges. Every moment we are called upon to lead others is one we may forget to lead ourselves. Hearing and reflecting on what God is saying to you is a critical practice in your daily ministry. It’s time to selah.

Join us on February 1-3, 2023, at WinShape Retreat in beautiful Mount Berry, Georgia, for our second annual College Ministry Collective. Our mission is to honor, equip, and connect ministry leaders with applicable content and rejuvenating moments.


February 1 | Wednesday

4-6pm | Check-In
6:00pm | Dinner
7:45pm | Main Session 1
9:00pm | Fun Activity

February 2 | Thursday

8:00am | Breakfast
9:15am | Main Session 2
11:00am | Fun Activities
12:00pm | Lunch
1:00pm | Free Time (hike, board games, etc.)
3:15pm | Breakouts
4:30pm | Breakouts
5:30pm | Break
6:00pm | Dinner
7:45pm | Main Session 3
9:00pm | S'mores & Fire Available

February 3 | Friday

8:00am | Breakfast & Checkout
9:15am | Main Session 4
11:00am | Send Off

COST: $50

Event cost includes lodging at WinShape Retreat, meals, and programming. Airfare is not included, but a shuttle service to and from the Atlanta airport will be provided.

Speakers & Guests

Annie F. Downs

Annie F. Downs is a best-selling author, nationally known speaker, and podcast host based in Nashville, Tennessee. Annie is the author of multiple best-selling books, including Remember God and 100 Days To Brave. By weaving together personal stories, humor, and Scripture, she invites those reading to experience fulfilled lives with a God who made them on purpose and loves them deeply. Annie is a huge fan of bands with banjos, confetti poppers, her community of friends, boiled peanuts, and soccer.

Dr. Audrey Thomas

Dr. Thomas finds her calling in the context of spiritual formation and particularly Christian Spirituality. Her passion centers on helping people realize their greatest potential in being transformed into the image of Christ. Audrey is an Associate Pastor at Mount Moriah Church in Tucker, GA, where she leads the Prayer Ministry, and has served in this congregation for almost twenty-five years. Audrey’s diverse background includes an extensive career in the telecommunications industry, service as a Hospice Chaplain, full-time service on her church staff as Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor and almost ten years of service with Chick-fil-A, Inc., in the discipline of Project Management. Audrey holds a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality from McAfee School of Theology. Audrey enjoys spending time with her son, Jarvis, and her grandchildren Jalynn and Jarvis Jr.

Paul Turner

Paul is a member of the WinShape team, serving as Assistant Director for Discipleship Intensives. He served for over 20 years in various roles at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville before moving to Rome, GA, to join WinShape. Originally from Missouri, Paul attended Southwest Baptist University and earned his Bachelor's degree in Religious Education. He has been married to his wife Sondra for 37 years, and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. He loves to spend time with family, and doing activities outdoors such as running and triathlons (he is an 8x IRONMAN).

Dr. Chris Williams

My life purpose is to lead, develop, and equip the people that intersect my life (especially church leaders) so leaders thrive, the missional effectiveness of the church is maximized, and the world becomes different and better. I currently serve as the Lead Pastor at Lakeview Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana. I have been in full-time ministry since 1998 and have served as the assistant pastor at Lakeview Wesleyan in Marion, Indiana and as the founding pastor of Summit Church, a Wesleyan congregation in Aurora, Colorado. I also pastored in a turnaround situation at The River in Frankford, Delaware. I served as the Director of Operations of the Chesapeake District of The Wesleyan Church and as the Executive Pastor at College Wesleyan Church. Following my time at College Wesleyan Church, I was appointed to serve as the full-time Assistant District Superintendent in the Crossroads District of The Wesleyan Church. In 2020, I transitioned to serving full-time as Lead Pastor at Lakeview while continuing to serve part-time as the Assistant District Superintendent in the Crossroads District. My wife, Marietta, and I met at Indiana Wesleyan University and were married on April 26, 1998. We have three kids: Sean, Anika, and Elliot. We currently reside in Marion, Indiana. I am a voracious reader, passionate hockey fan (Let’s go Caps!), continual learner, and I am radically hopeful.

Emily Katherine Johnson

Emily Katherine, known affectionately to her peers as EmK, is Manager of Programming for WinShape's Discipleship Intensives, a ministry offering of the College Program she helped launch in 2017. She is a gifted speaker, regularly speaking to both young and adult women, and the author of the book Let's Be Real: Cultivating Authenticity in a Journey from Loss to Life. EmK received her bachelor's degree from Berry College while a student in the WinShape College Program, and earned her Master's of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020 - the year she also married her best friend, Emery. The Johnsons reside in Rome, Georgia, with their daughter Hattie. Beyond her my resumé, EmK best defines herself as a mixture of Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls), Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side), and Mary Poppins. She loves a strong cup of black coffee, all things chocolate peanut butter, and dancing at weddings.

Nathan Escamilla

Nathan Escamilla serves as Partner Development for WinShape College Program and enjoys the opportunity to encourage and connect with ministry leaders from all around. He loves being a husband to his wife Sarah and father to his two daughters. Aside from WinShape, Nathan is pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Dallas Baptist University. Nathan has served in student ministry for ten years and four of those years were at a church plant in Dallas, Texas. He enjoys mentoring and discipling young adults to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Jeremy Marshall

Jeremy Marshall is in active recovery from finding his identity in what he accomplishes and who he impacts. After over a decade of full-time college ministry, Jeremy currently serves in a Learning and Development role for the WinShape Foundation and also maintains a private counseling practice. His most life-giving roles are husband, father of three daughters, and farm assistant to his wife, Stacie. Jeremy is deeply passionate about helping others, especially ministers, live full, whole, and healthy lives full of purpose, connection, and meaning.

Molley Moody Davidson

Molley Moody Davidson is a worship leader with a heart to see others living in the abundance that only Jesus offers. She lives in Woodbury, TN where she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Asa, their 7 year old son Eli, and brand new baby.

JJ Harrison

JJ Harrison is a 22-year-old artist living in Columbus, GA. He was born in Garland, TX and lived in a few Texas cities until he moved to Columbus, GA in 2006. He has been leading worship for about six years now and has been working with youth ministry for about four years. He recently took a full-time job as an Area Representative with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) in the West Central Georgia region and is super excited about it! He loves people, food, board/card games, and dancing.

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WinShape Retreat

2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW
Mount Berry, GA 30149

† Lodging, meals, and programming is provided in the event cost. Airfare not included; shuttle service available from ATL airport to WinShape Retreat. Click Register for more details.