RenewU Ministries: Refreshing pastors in the wilderness of Alaska.

*Pastors and wives only: a time to renew for a pastor and his wife.

No longer accepting applications for 2020. Contact us with questions. Thank you!

Expected Lodge Completion: Fall 2020

“RenewU provided a place where e-mail, social media, and all electronic noise was replaced with silence, solitude, and rest. The opportunity to spend time enjoying God’s undisturbed creation is a re-energizing gift for any pastor.”
— David, Assistant Pastor at Judson Baptist Church


: to make (something) new, fresh, or strong again

: to make (a promise, vow, etc.) again

: to begin (something) again especially with more force or enthusiasm

We've seen the need and been given the opportunity to provide a solution!

“Spending time with the Sacketts in Alaska was a very fun, refreshing and beneficial experience for me.”
— Tom, Pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church

A note from our Founder/President to future participants: 


We at RenewU are grateful you took the time to visit our website to learn about our ministry. If you are a future participant, we are excited for the opportunity to refresh you in the scenic wonder and beauty of Alaska.  A trip like the one you will experience with us would cost you somewhere between $4,000 and $10,000 in the private sector. Thankfully, because of private donations to our ministry, we are able to offer this trip for a fraction of the actual costs. Everyone involved with RenewU is a volunteer, all of our board members, staff, and work teams serve you from their love for the Lord. You might wonder how your trip might be paid for and there are a number of viable options:

1)      A gift offering can be taken to send you and your spouse on a well deserved respite.

2)      The deacon/elder fund can be tapped for pastoral care and fund your trip.

3)      A private donation from a Christian business or person in your church might cover the cost.

4)      You might consider paying for your own trip if some of these other options don’t work for you.

A note to our contributors

Every dollar you contribute to RenewU is used for refreshing pastors. The effect of this is exponential as when you refresh a pastor you refresh a marriage, a ministry, and a church. The impact can be significant in the kingdom building process. Your donations to RenewU are completely tax deductable as we are an IRS recognized 501C3 non-profit corporation. Thank you for partnering with us by contributing the money needed to pay for these very special trips for a pastor and his wife. If you have any questions about our ministry, wish to donate equipment, or would like to offer your cabin/boat/plane/services I hope you’ll call me on my cell phone at 907-388-5040 as I would love to talk with you about your involvement with RenewU.

On behalf of the board of directors and staff at RenewU, Thank You for your donations!

About Us

Find out about RenewU's as a non-profit organization, our mission, our doctrine, and the results of our heart for pastors.

RenewU Retreats

Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause or participate yourself. We want to renew you!