Wayzata Women

We encourage women at Wayzata Free to connect, have fun and grow in their faith.

Click here to learn more about Wayzata Women. 

It is our desire to see women of all ages encouraged and challenged in their faith journeys. If you have any questions, please email Jo Schroeder, director of Wayzata Women, at wayzatawomen@wayzatafree.org.    

Women's Ministries Leadership Team: Jo Schroeder, Julie Ameli, Donna Bierhaus, 

Wendy Seelhoff, Renee Putnam, Mee Gee See and Candi Taylor.  

Bible Studies

Monday PM

Monday evenings | 6:30-8:30 pm

8 sessions | January 21-March 18 | cost: $15 | click here to register

“All Things New” by Kelly Minter

The city of ancient Corinth was much like modern-day cities: a melting pot of cultural experiences along with the pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the Church of God in Corinth – meaning God’s Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Kelly Minter will lead us through the Letter of 2 Corinthians exploring the anchoring truths and meeting Christ.

Tuesday PM

Tuesday evenings | 6:45-8:30 pm

16 sessions | January 15 – April 30 | cost: $15 | click here to register

“Messiah”, Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience by Tyndale

Immerse: Messiah is the first of six volumes in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Messiah takes the reader on a unique journey through every book of the New Testament. Each section of Messiah begins with one of the Gospels, and together they combine to provide a life-changing

reading experience centered on Jesus. This fresh arrangement of the books highlights the depth of the New Testament’s fourfold witness to Jesus the Messiah. The Son of God, who fulfills all the longings and promises of the collected Scriptures, can be experienced in Messiah through the rich variety of lenses provided by the books of the new covenant.

Wednesday AM

Wednesday mornings | 9:15-11:30 am

7 sessions | January 16-February27 | cost: $15 | click here to register

Childcare available: $15 per child for the entire class

Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst | Video teaching with study guide.

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this in-depth study we willbe trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.


Winter Retreat

March 1-3, 2019 | Whitefish Lodge - Cross Lake, MN | Theme: Wonder | click here to register

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Where’s the wonder in life?”? Whether you are wandering in the wilderness, feel deserted in the desert, working through the daily stuff of life or waiting on God for what’s next, there is an opportunity to experience God right now. Yes! Wonder can be found in the midst of waiting, wandering, wanting or just your daily walk.

Invite your friends (college-age women and up) and join us as we explore the topic of experiencing “Wonder.” Our speaker is none other than the “Wonder Woman” herself, Shelley McKendry. We had an overwhelming number of requests to bring back this dear friend and gifted speaker.  

Shelley and her husband Steve recently moved from Minnesota to Arizona. She is looking forward to reconnecting with the women of Wayzata Free and sharing her recent desert experiences, literally.  

In addition to Shelley’s inspirational teaching, you’ll enjoy large and small group time, worship, quiet times, fun, fellowship and ample free time in a lovely, NEW retreat setting. This year we will gather in Cross Lake, MN at the beautiful Whitefish Lodge. This newer venue offers cozy lodging and meeting spaces and some different options for free time. Whether you want to curl up with a good book by the fire in the lodge, get outdoors for a walk, cross country ski, snowshoe, grab a friend and make a craft, get your game on, explore the local galleries and shops, go for a dip in the pool, relax in the hot tub or take a nap, you will find there are plenty of ways to unwind, connect and grow on this girls’ get away weekend.  

We are offering “choice time” so you can create your own retreat experience. This modular format will give you options to select just what you need, like: 

  +  extra quiet time or worship

  +  join a story application session

  +  learn a skill

  +  do a craft

  +  cross country ski

  +  spend time in prayer

  +  relax

  +  do a stretch/fitness class

Cost: Early Bird Registration is now open online or at the registration tables in the lobby. The cost is $199 for a double room when you register on or before January 13, 2019 ($220 after January 13). There are a limited number of single rooms available for $299 early bird ($320 after January 13.)

Accommodations: Whitefish Lodge is about a 2½ hour drive from the Twin Cities and sits on a wooded lot in the charming town of Cross Lake, MN. This cozy retreat features hotel-style guest rooms and suites with complimentary internet access, cable TV, and hairdryers in each room. Suites also include a seating area, refrigerator, microwave and some have a fireplace. Suites will be assigned in registration order, so register early.  

BONUS: Early Bird registrants can opt to be put into a drawing for a whirlpool suite!


Common spaces include fireside nooks and seating areas to relax and connect, a theater suite, game room, indoor pool, sauna and oversized hot tub. Spacious meeting rooms with fireplaces and windows overlook the woods and adjoining golf course. Whitefish Lodge permits us to bring our own snacks and beverages into the common areas and meeting rooms allowing us to gather to share food, fun and fellowship together!

Friday Night

Registration opens at 5:00 pm

The opening session starts at 7:30 pm followed by a short introduction to your small groups with plenty of time to hang out after or go back to your room for a little shut-eye.


There is a morning and evening session on Saturday with “Choice Time/Free Time” options before breakfast and between the main sessions. There will be time to process alone and in small groups after each session. You’ll have plenty of  opportunities to go deep spiritually as well as have fun and relax.


We’ll have a session on Sunday morning followed by time for application and small groups. We’ll end the retreat with worship, communion and sharing before departing at noon. 

Specialty groups

  • Prayer for adult children | Wednesdays at 7:00 pm near the south end outside the Sanctuary
  • Quilters and Crafters (formerly TouchGlobal) | 3rd Thursday each month at 9:00 am | this group creates scripture wall hangings to encourage others, makes quilts and layettes and sews pillowcase dresses to send around our world. No experience needed.
  • DivorceCare | 13-week support group for women and men facing separation and/or divorce.
  • GriefShare | a support group for those facing the loss of a spouse, child, parent or friend.
  • Scripture Memory | experience in a small group setting what dedication to God's Word can do for you. Meets Wednesdays at 10:00 am at Brueggers in Wayzata.
  • Women's Fit Class | Friday mornings | 9:45-10:45 am | Email Tina Hoversten at wellnessteam@wayzatafree.org to be placed on the contact list.
  • Mom's Connect | 2nd Friday of each month | 9:30-11:30 am | contact sharon.williamson@wayzatafree.org

Wayzata Free Church

705 County Road 101 North

Plymouth, MN 55447