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Broad Of Directors

Bob Pycraft

Executive Director and

his wife Bette


Bob has been in the ministry for the past 43 years. Bob graduated from Cedarville College. Bob went onto get his masters from GR Baptist Semminary. Bob and Bette have three grown children and nine grandchildren.

Phil Jones
Aetna Calvary Church

Phil has been in the Ministry since 1975. He has served both as an Assistant Pastor and Pastor. He spent a few years teaching in a Christian School as well. Phil and his wife Pat first attended a Shepherds Care retreat in 2002. He joined the board shortly thereafter.

Mike Schutter
Member of the Alpine
Baptist Church
 Wayne Anderson
 Board Member
 Retired Businessman

Mike has attended the Alpine Baptist Church for 41 years. He served on the deacon board, church treasurer  for 10 years, and Awana commander for 12 years. He and his wife Lori live in Comstock Park.They have two married sons and 5 granddaughters. Both he and Lori are looking forward to retirement  in the few months. Go Blue!

Wayne has worked in the grocery industry since 1966. He was an account manager for Nestle USA till 2002 when he retired. He has been a life-long member of the Tuscola Community Church where he has served as youth group leader and a board member. Wayne and Kim have two daughters, one granddaughter, and one grandson.

Ken Ford



Alton Bible



John Smith


Bible Baptist North Adams

Ken has served as Pastor of Alton Bible Church in Lowell since 1996. ken holds a BA from Cornerstone University and a Masters Degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Ken and his wife Shantell have been blessed with 7 children.

John has been the Pastor at the Bible Baptist Church in North Adams since 2017. John and Shirley have been married 40 years. They have been blessed with 2 married children and 4 grand children.

Randy Jenkins
Board of Reference
Interim Pastor Ministries
Dwight Dostetler
Word of Life Missionaries

Dwight and his wife Cindy are Word of Life Missionaries in southern parts of Africa, teaching in a bible college and developing Pastor for more effective ministry.

Randy attended the Moody Bible Institute and graduated from the Tri-State Bible College. He also obtained a Master of Divinity Degree from Grace Theological  Seminary. Randy and his wife LaFon have two grown children.


"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."  Mark 6:31


                            Retreat Info



Held at The Shack Country Inn 2263 W 14th St., White Cloud, MI 49349,  Phone 231-924-6683  


Coming Retreats 

Pastors  Retreats  June 26-30 2023 and October 9-13 2023

What is a Spiritual Retreat?

It is a strategic withdrawal from the "world" in order to be alone with God.


Why take a spiritual retreat?

Jesus is the model – He routinely took his disciples away or went away by himself. God often speaks in a still small voice – we need solitude to hear Him.


What can we expect?

Let God set the agenda – be expectant. Be ready for peaceful, quiet and beautiful surroundings with plenty of uninterrupted time. God always shows up – He is true to his promise.


Why is there a Shepherds Care Ministries?

It was God’s idea and He called Ernie Hautala to start a ministry to reach out to full- time Christian workers. He is calling others as well. Our society needs Christian pastors who are close to God – ministry often leads them away. Weariness makes leaders lose their courage – rest restores courage. Pastors and their spouses are often separated from each other because of ministry pressure


What is done on a spiritual retreat?

Follow one of the program guides or design your own. Disconnect from the world by observing a media fast. Get proper rest. Listen more than you speak. Listen through God’s Word and prayer. Listen through music or by just watching His creation. Listen through the books provided to help direct this type of retreat.


Why are they Free?

This concept is fairly new to the protestant church in America. Many churches do not provide the time away or the money for a pastor couple to go on a retreat.  Just as salvation is a free gift and evidence of God’s love, so these retreats are free so that pastor couples have more tangible evidence of His love for them.

                                                             Retreat dates for 2023

                                    June 26-30 2023 and October 9-13 2023


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                                                        Shepherd Care Ministries

                                                        Rev. Bob Pycraft - Executive Director

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