Marion Sears

Marion has devoted her life to helping others wherever she can. Over the years, she’s served as a prayer leader, retreat organizer, speaker, counselor, and chairwoman. When the Lord called her to “help heal the body of Christ,” she enrolled in a school for professional counseling. After earning her degrees, she began counseling in her local church and Christian counseling centers. In 2000, Marion and her husband, Charlie, moved to Arizona and combined their gifts of hospitality and counseling to offer a retreat center in their country home. They provided dedicated time away for individuals to receive personal ministry and hear God’s voice.

Marion and Charlie have been married for over 55 years. They have two adult children, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Marion holds an M.A. in Counseling from National University, along with numerous certifications.

Carissa Raderstorf

For over twenty years, Carissa has helped people grow in one capacity or another—as students, athletes, disciples, or leaders. A former high school teacher, Carissa worked in public education for twelve years, serving at-risk teenagers while leading an inner-city youth ministry. After transitioning into full-time ministry, she served in various ministry roles, including a discipleship pastor, sports chaplain, executive pastor, and church planter. Carissa is passionate about awakening others to the presence of God and incorporating emotional health and relational growth into the discipleship process.

Carissa is an ordained minister and board-certified pastoral counselor. She holds an M.A.E. from Olivet Nazarene University and Graduate Certificates in Counseling and Executive Coaching and Consulting from the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling.