Nehemiah Ministries

A retreat and counseling center in mid-Michigan for individuals, couples, and families in full-time ministry.

Whether you are a Christian pastor, priest, missionary, or another full-time ministry worker, you spend your life pouring yourself out in service to others.

But you can’t pour from an empty cup. When you need a sanctuary from life’s stressors, Nehemiah Ministries offers you and your family a retreat center with professional counseling services.

Whether you’re seeking a place for a quiet personal retreat, a secluded getaway with your spouse, or a relaxed vacation with your whole family, Nehemiah Ministries is the place to refill your cup.

We also offer a unique setting for leadership retreats and team-building events.

The Nehemiah Ministries retreat center is located just south of Owosso, Michigan, and sits on 310 acres of woods, gentle hills, and flowing water. Visit our photo gallery to see some of our guests’ favorite features of the retreat center.

While professional counseling is certainly not a mandatory part of your stay at Nehemiah Ministries, we understand the importance of caring for the caregiver. Individual, marriage, and family counseling with a licensed professional counselor are available at no additional charge to you during your stay.

Guest House

Our newly-renovated guest house features two cozy bedrooms, an open-concept floor plan, living room with homey fireplace, and a beautiful kitchen. The back deck overlooks the rolling terrain and pond.

Indoor Amenities

Amenities inside the guest house include high-speed fiber internet, smart TV, a gas fireplace, children’s toys, a kitchen stocked with cooking utensils and flatware, reverse osmosis water filtration system, and high-efficiency washer and dryer.

Beach Area

A small pond is fully stocked with fish and is available for swimming, boating, fishing, volleyball, and relaxing.

Outdoor Featrues

Our 360 acres of land include hiking trails that wind through woods and across fields, two gazebos overlooking the pond, and a small playground.

Our Purpose

Nehemiah Ministries began in 1996 in the hearts of Ron and Jeanne DeHaas when God inspired a desire in them to assist those in pastoral ministry or missions who needed help with marriage, family or personal issues. It was in that year that God graciously provided the 130 acre property now known as Nehemiah Ministries. Nestled in the Maple River Valley Basin, Ron and Jeanne envisioned a place for ministers to retreat, relax, and refresh themselves in its natural beauty. The lovely two bedroom guesthouse with full kitchen, laundry, and bathroom facilities would make this particular place a “home away from home.”

Come, let us rebuild the wall…” I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me… They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work. –Nehemiah 2:17-18