Drs. Lew and Melodie Sterrett from Sermon on the Mount will be the speakers for the weekend…
Drs. Lew and Melodie Sterrett have worked with horses for over 35 years and use their experience to clearly share wisdom and principles about relationships, leadership and living as a Christian to a wide variety of audiences all over the world. Their unique perspective allows them to emphasize a message of purpose and hope in an unparalleled way!
You ask if I am a fan. Are you kidding? Sandy Cove is the absolute best. Jerry and I have been coming to couples weekends for some time now; and in years past, my sister and I would travel there to be part of the women’s weekends.
The atmosphere is delightful and, of course, it is immaculate. The rooms are comfortable and the food is varied and delicious. The entertainment was not only insightful by Carol and Jim but funny as well; and of course, Damaris Carbaugh is so gifted in not only her singing but her ministering at the same time. Jerry and I met so many nice couples. Everyone was especially friendly and very open about where they were on their Christian walk. It was so interesting listening to the many stories and sharing about our own walk and family. I’ve already emailed to one of the couples we met and have received one in return. One story that really touched my heart was the young couple whose father-in-law gave the weekend as a gift at Christmas to this young couple in hopes of salvaging their marriage since it had become shaky after eight years. The couple came all the way from Texas and you could tell the weekend was having an impact on them, for the good. How encouraging is that?
Thank you Sandy Cove for all that you do and for the wonderful staff you employ. I’m sure you hand-pick them.
Claire, Kingsville, MD
Schedule subject to change
4:00 pm Registration & Check in
7:30 Session 1 & Spaghetti Time
but we’ll explain)
9:00 Snack Break
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 Session 2
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Session 3
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 Free Time
8:30 Snack Break
9:00 Saturday Night at the Movies
8:30 am Breakfast
10:00 Session 4
Free time on the grounds to think, pray & process – stay as long as you like!
“Tandem Weekend gave us a lot of insight on ways to improve our walk with God and each other!” – Judy, MD
“We learned a lot about each other, marriage, and God’s plan for our marriage.” – Megan
“Refreshing to reconnect back with my husband and most importantly God.” – Trudy, Aberdeen, MD
“Sandy Cove provided an environment that encouraged personal interaction.” – Keith, Bloomsburg, PA
“The freedom to do what we wanted…the seclusion of our cabin…the unmistakable emphasis from the president on down of connecting with God through the old-fashioned means of prayer, Bible and relationships!” – Shawn, Mount Joy, PA
“Laughter. Fellowship. Rest.” – Kevin, Forked River, NJ
“Was great to get away from work and kids and focus on each other and what God has planned for us.” – William, Bel Air, MD
From growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania and getting involved in 4-H at age 8, to attending Penn State University and majoring in the animal industry field, Dr. Lew Sterrett had many opportunities to learn from qualified trainers and educators.
During his University years he was confronted with his need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. After his graduation he later went on to earn his Master’s degree in divinity and his doctorate in Leadership Training.
Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Lew has expressed his concern for Biblical leadership development as a director of a major camp and conference center, a founder of a discipleship school, a former president of CHA (an instructor safety certification program) and as a certified youth, marriage and family counselor. He has received many prestigious national awards for his influence in leadership such as the National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council and the Moody Bible Institute – Most Influential People.
Born into a pastor’s family which began to travel as a non-denominational evangelistic team when she was five, Dr. Melodie Sterrett is well experienced in ministry. Being also actively involved in the starting and running of two ranch style summer camps with her family gave her many encounters with meeting the physical and spiritual needs of large groups of people of various ages. Her family had a strong musical bent and with a name like Melodie it was inevitable that she joined in on the platform singing at age five and later added her electric bass guitar. She carried on her musical interest through choirs and trios in high school and college and directed musicals for the summer camp programs for fifteen years.
Other areas of experience include: Conference food service director, trail ride and horsemanship instructor, camp and college nurse, administrative consultant, and office manager.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing, her Master’s degree in ministry and her Doctorate in Biblical counseling. But much of what she learned about parenting came from the needs of parents who shared their problems with her family during her growing-up years, and later her experiences with two special needs adopted sons. All of this has resulted in her becoming an author of two books, a youth, marriage and family counselor, a discipleship college teacher, and a warm and down to earth speaker who can relate to real people and real problems.
Being the wife of Dr. Lew Sterrett of Sermon On The Mount, Inc. continues to keep her traveling and ministering to a variety of groups. When she is home she delights in her three grandchildren whom she calls her “precious gems”. She also claims two more who live in Russia, children of a heart-adopted son and daughter-in-law.
Greg is a world-class harpist whose aggressive style of playing usually redefines the listener’s concept of performance on the harp. The uniqueness of Greg’s stylized playing has made him a popular guest at national and international workshops. His superb musicianship combined with an enthusiastic attitude toward the Christian life has made him one of the most sought-after Christian performers in America for the past 29 years.
Stephen has been leading worship for nearly 20 years. Stephen has led worship for several conferences and special events. He was the worship pastor of a church in Nashville, TN and has led teams at other churches as well. Stephen is currently the Director of Program Ministries at Sandy Cove Ministries.
Cedric is a lifelong athlete (football & wrestling) and certified fitness professional with over 15 years of experience in the health & fitness industry. He has worked in big box gyms and also in private personal training studios. Over the years he has helped hundreds of people improve the quality of their lives through exercise and nutrition. He started Cedric Bryant PT in the fall of 2010 and continues to work diligently on expanding his brand.
He has a true passion for helping and motivating others, and believes that life’s greatest accomplishments are those that at first seem impossible.
Cedric is a loving father to his daughter Malia, a caring husband to his wife Julie…and a wonderful fitness professional. He is a firm believer in his faith and loves spending time with his family, competing / training at CrossFit and building lasting relationships with his clients and others alike.
Overnight Rates are per couple and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities.
$498 per couple
Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person
Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabins are open all year.
Log Cabin Rates: $498 per couple
Don’t let finances keep you away – scholarships are available – up to 50% provided through generous donations!
Banquet and Concert
Saturday, February 15
$80 per couple
Modest swimsuits are required…baggy trunks for guys, one-piece for girls of all ages!
10% military discount for all program events for ALL military personnel.
This discount is available to any member of the armed forces, any branch and their immediate family members living in their household.
This is a Child Free Event. We love babies and children and we know you do too! But “Child Free Events” are your opportunity to be free from some of your normal daily responsibilities. It also provides a distraction free time for everyone to focus on the spiritual purpose of the event. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.