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Who We Are

Our Staff 

  • Jerry & Cynthie Bishop, Retreat Center Managers
  • Pastor Phil Lee, Counseling Care Director
  • Rev. Steve Kappler, Chaplain Coordinator
  • Volunteers including....Mission Builders International, Volunteers, SOWERS, Volunteers, and Independent Volunteers        
  • Most of the volunteers arrive in RVs and work from one month to a several-year commitment.  We have had volunteers come to us from Scandinavia and Australia


Board of Directors

Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 organization and is governed by a Board of Directors which include:

  • Dr. Ernie Matuschka, (Ret) Chair, Chandler, AZ

  • Dave and Barb Anderson (Founders), Phoenix, AZ

  • Rev. Phil Lee, Seattle, WA

  • Rev. David Hook, Vail, AZ

  • Rev. Cliff Kenyon, Mission Viego, CA

  • Verla Matuschka, Chandler, AZ

  • Ken Clay, Secretary, Santee, CA

  • John Wendorff, Shawnee, KS
  • Dave Cohrs, Phoenix, AZ
  • Gene Grefe, Tempe, AZ
  • Rev. Judith Rainforth, Omaha, NE

Our vision is innovative, as it is not the outcome of a resolution made during a convention, nor a mandate of a synodical office. It is not driven by a synod, district, or commission on ministerial health. This vision is the creative outcome of the personal journeys of Christian leaders – both clergy and lay people – who have experienced God’s healing through the caring of others and desire other shepherds to know that healing.

Phone: 480-588-8837 or 800-783-3079

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