REspite Retreat Application

To apply, please fill out and send the following form. We respectfully ask that you fill it out using a desktop or laptop rather than on your phone as some of the sections require a lengthy reply. It is essential that both husband and wife provide information on the application. Occasionally we ask registrants to provide additional information after receiving their application.

You can submit the non-refundable $350 registration fee one of two ways. You can mail a check made out to Respite Retreat to: 1053 Stockett Drive, Nashville, TN 37221. Or, if you have a Venmo account, you may send the deposit to @RespiteRetreat. (Both of these payment forms eliminate the fees incurred by credit card or PayPal payments.)

Also, send as high resolution as possible snapshot of the two of you (a “selfie” with your two faces together taken in good lighting with no sunglasses or additional people is ideal) and a high resolution photo of your child. E-mail those photos to respiteregistrar@nancyguthrie.com.

Your place at the retreat is secured only after this application, the deposit, and both photos are received. At that point we will e-mail you a confirmation that will include additional information you’ll need, including hotel registration information.

His Name
His Name
(as you would like for it to appear on a nametag)
Her Name
Her Name
(as you would like for it to appear on a nametag)
Home Phone
Home Phone
His cell phone
His cell phone
Her cell phone
Her cell phone
GriefShare is a small group ministry held in around 10,000 churches around the country. The groups use a video series hosted by David and Nancy. We strongly encourage you to see if there is a Griefshare group that meets near you where you can be with other people week by week who are grieving as well as take in the wisdom presented on the videos. To find a group near you, go to www.griefshare.org.
Please note that the $350 payment does not include lodging. Because Nashville has become quite a tourist destination, we strongly recommend that you make a reservation right away to ensure that you have lodging and to lock in the lowest rate possible, as they will likely rise as the dates get closer. Please make that reservation at one of the hotels at the Old Hickory exit off I-65 in Brentwood or at the Hwy 70 Exit off I-40 in Bellevue. We think the best option is the Spring Hills Suites in Brentwood which is brand new. It's especially important that you book a hotel in one of the following zip codes: 37221, 37027, or 37215. Our experience is that couples who stay a further distance from our home have a hard time getting here on time because of Nashville traffic and tend to leave quickly when sessions are done in the evenings, while other couples are able to linger. We have a few friends who have been happy to keep couples attending our retreat in their very nice homes, including one couple in our neighborhood who can host three couples. This option is only available for the Friday and Saturday night of the retreat, not for additional days surrounding the retreat. If you are interested in staying in the home of our friends, please go ahead and make a hotel reservation, but let us know that you would like for us to see if we can find a place for you in a home. Once the retreat is full and we know how many couples would prefer this option we will check with our friends and then let you know if there is a place for you in a home. If there is, you can cancel your hotel reservation at that point.