Coaches' Wives!

We've partnered with FCA to design a weekend JUST FOR YOU! Join us January 31 – February 1st in Champaign, IL for a Coaches’ Wives Retreat!

Come hear how several coaches' wives are pursuing their callings and how you can pursue yours as we focus on our theme verse: Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17

Saturday you’ll have breakout sessions to choose from (topics below), and time to hang out and connect with other coaches’ wives!

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Featured Speakers

Kayla Fox

Kayla Fox is a football coach's wife and mom of four. Her favorite things are Target & FRIENDS. She is passionate about cheering women on and helping them find true joy and contentment.

Anne Rulo

Anne Rulo is an author, speaker, and recent stay-at-home Mama. Previously, she worked for 15 years as a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. Anne is a blogger and author of a devotional, Cultivating Joy: Practices & Principles for Intentional Living. She's Mom to Caleb and Charlotte and wife to Tim, head football coach of the Chillicothe Hornets.

Beth Walker

Beth just completed her 21st season as the wife of a football coach whose career has spanned college and high school. They have 2 sons ages 13 and 14. She works in digital marketing and is also a writer. You can find most of her content at Lessons from the Sidelines.

Christina Walker

Christina is a wife to Sonny Walker Dean of Students at Edison Middle School. She is a mother of 3, a son 23, and twins daughters 12. A step-mom to a 15year old daughter and 20 year son. Christina has been a licensed practical nurse (LPN) for 6years and a hair stylist for 20 years. Christina has been a coach’s wife for a total of 13years. Christina loves to sleep, shop a little, having fun with friends and family. She LOVES learning new things!! She gets the most out of lending a helping hand and encouraging people.

Kari Bollant

Kari Bollant has lived and ministered in the world of coaching for all 25 years of her marriage to Matt Bollant, current head women’s basketball coach at Eastern Illinois University. She's taught elementary school, been a college resident director, cleaned houses, nannied, and stayed at home with daughters Abi and Regan who are both now in college. Kari is passionate about helping others find their identity in Christ!


Retreat Schedule

Friday, January 31st

4:00 - 5:30 pm | Check-in/Vendor Tables Open
5:30 -6:30 pm | Dinner & Fellowship
6:30 - 8:30 pm | Session 1
8:30 - ? | Ice Cream Sundae Bar/Hang out/Vendor Tables Open

Saturday, February 1st

7:00 - 8:30 am | Hyatt Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 am | Breakout #1
9:15 - 9:30 am | Coffee/Snacks
9:30 - 10:15 am | Breakout #2
10:15 – 10:30 am | Coffee/Snacks
10:30 – 11:30 am | Q&A Panel
11:30 – 12:00 pm | Session 2
12:00 – ? pm | Lunch/adventure on your own!

Breakout Sessions

The Journey of a Coach’s Wife: Grace and Flexibility in All Seasons

Anne Rulo

To Thine Own Self Be True (with Help from the Enneagram)

Beth Walker

Life with Littles - practical tips to get through the crazy days!

Kayla Fox

What Defines You? Finding True Identity in Christ

Kari Bollant

What's Included?

The $75* early bird registration fee includes the following...

  • Friday dinner & ice cream sundae bar
  • An event t-shirt
  • All program materials
  • Coffee & snacks

*After December 31st, the price will increase to $125.

Reserve your room!

We’ve partnered with the Hyatt Place for special $99*/room retreat pricing. Reserve your hotel room(s):

  • Call 1-888-492-8847 OR
  • Go online to and enter reservation using G-FCA1 as the group/corporate number

*The hotel block is valid through 1/3/2020. Reservation requests after 1/3/2020 will be subject to hotel availability.

Vendor Opportunities

As a retreat designed to encourage coaches' wives to pursue their God-given callings, we're offering vendor opportunities for wives that own a business and have items to sell. Friday during check-in and post evening programing, ladies will have the opportunity to shop and connect. Vendor spots are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost to participate; however, we do ask for a business-related giveaway item - nicely packaged (feel free to include your business card!) All vendors will have one 6' long table with a white linen. For more information or to request a spot, please contact Beth Walker at


Contact Liz Gwinn: | 217-480-7903