AZ Men and Young Men's Retreat September 13-15

About Us

The Arizona Men and Young Men's Retreat is an annual event for individuals who desire to connect to God and His Church. It is a gathering where individuals, both churched and unchurched can find community. It is a place for individuals to find encouragement and inspiration to become the men God has created them to be. 

It is organized by the Men's Ministries and Youth Ministries of the Arizona Conference of 7th-day Adventists. 




SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019


Camp Yavapines 

2999 Iron Springs Rd 

Prescott, AZ 86305


"My Heart Like His"



Includes: 2 nights lodging, 5 meals, T-shirt, Devotional Book and event. 

$150 Guest Room w/ Private Bathroom

$110 Bunkhouse Cabin

$80 Tent Camping

$70 Meals and meetings (Weekend)

$60 One-Day Pass for Saturday meetings and Meals

$30 Meetings Only All Weekend

REGULAR REGISTRATION  ADD $10.00  after August 5


$15 T-shirts can be purchased on-site




Fredrick Russell is a professional coach—not for athletes, but for executives, businesswomen and businessmen—leaders.

He designs and facilitates leadership and management development programs, teaches interpersonal skills, develops cohesive teams, works as an executive coach, delivers keynote speeches and consults on leadership development for organizations of all types and sizes.

He founded the True North Leadership Group in 2005 to foster responsible, character-driven leadership and help others understand its critical role in strengthening families, businesses and communities.  Fredrick’s intense interest in leadership grew out of many years of leading various organizations and being intentional about developing the leaders around him.

Mr. Russell has served for over 20 years on a number of community-based boards, university trustee boards, publishing company boards and Health Systems Boards.

He has developed leaders on every continent except one, which has given him a cultural competency to interface with leaders across the globe.

Mr. Russell has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theology from Oakwood University, and a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and Management (MS) from National Louis University. He is a certified instructor in leading organizational transitions, a certified administrator for 360 leadership assessments for managers to C-suite executives via The Center for Creative Leadership, a certified facilitator in the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and certified in FIRO B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior).

He is a columnist for the Atlanta Business Journal, faculty member for the College of Executive Coaching and is currently writing a book on leadership through a systematic perspective.  Through his writings, leadership coaching, leadership development and making strategic “deposits” in leaders, he embraces a passion and purpose for influencing influencers to be character-driven leaders—which impacts beyond the bottom line.



Bradford C. Newton was elected executive secretary of the Pacific Union on March 5, 2008. Newton became executive secretary after serving as president of Nevada-Utah Conference since 2004. From 1999 to 2004 Newton served as the government relations director and associate public affairs and religious liberty director of the Pacific Union. Before assuming responsibilities in religious liberty, Newton served as the senior pastor of the Simi Valley church in Southern California and pastor of a number of congregations in the Illinois Conference. In January of 2010, he assumed the additional responsibility of Union Ministerial Director.

A native of Arcadia, California, Newton received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Master of Divinity degree and Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University.

Bradford's wife, Jennifer Christian Newton, is a health care management consultant. The Newtons have two children; Amanda who is employed in the finance department at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Tyler, who is the Employment Manager for Sonora Regional Medical Center in Sonora, California.



 Sammy Reyes is an artist, storyteller, writer, and a creative force that connects imagination and inspiration to create art and beauty. He’s best known for his integration of creativity and spirituality as a Pastor. Sammy is also an author and motivational speaker. He is passionate about serving others and creating spaces where we bring our humanity into the intersection of our spirituality. He served as Youth Pastor at the Forest City Seventh-day Adventists Church in Apopka, FL. 

He is the co-founder and creative director of Innovative Minds, a Florida based community of creatives, designers, poets, and film-makers.





4:00 - 7:00 PM Registration and Check-in - Registration Office

6:00 - 7:00 PM Supper - Cafeteria

7:30 - 8:30 PM General Session - Chapel

8:45 - 9:30 PM Breakouts 1 


7:00 - 7:45 AM Devotional - Chapel

8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast - Cafeteria

9:00 - 10:30 AM General Session - Chapel

10:45 - 11:30 AM Breakouts 2

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Worship - Chapel

1:00 - 1:45 PM Lunch - Cafeteria

2:00 - 3:00 PM Free Time

3:30 - 4:45 PM General Session - Chapel

5:00 - 6:00 PM Q & A - Chapel

6:00 - 6:45 PM Supper - Cafeteria

7:30 - 9:45 PM Sports and Games - Gym


7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakouts 3 - Location and Topics TBD

8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast - Cafeteria

9:00 - 10:00 General Session - Chapel

10:05 - 11:00  AZ Men's Ministry - Chapel

11:00 Adjourn


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