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Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend

January 13-16

Worship, ski, and create lasting friendships at Ski Lake Junaluska! Lake Junaluska offers incredible winter programming, while Cataloochee and Wolf Ridge Ski Areas, provide excellent customer service, thrilling skiing, and convenience for our winter ski retreats.

Register by November 1 and receive free t-shirts for your group!

Rev. Stephanie Hand 

Rev. Stephanie Moore Hand is presently serving as one of the four Church Vitality Strategist for the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. She will serve primarily the Metro and Uwharrie districts, with special projects throughout the other six districts. Stephanie was the lead minister for the new Worship Service, The Net, launching September 21, 2014; as well as the minister of Evangelism and Discipleship, for Providence United Methodist Church, Charlotte NC. Charlotte Family Housing (working homeless population and church HOPE Teams), Mouzon UMC, Associate Pastor of Discipleship. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, Masters of Religious Education, with a specialties in Youth Ministries and Christian Education from Pfeiffer University and seminary from Hood Theological Seminary, in Salisbury NC.  Presently she aspires to pursue a PH.D in Leadership and Evangelism to expand her knowledge of who the church can be and walk beside leaders to live into the fullness of what God has created us to become.

Stephanie has had the privilege to preach/teach for International, national, regional, and local conferences. She loves leading retreats, small groups and leadership empowerment for men, women, youth and couples. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 she had the awesome opportunity to be the three-day keynote speaker, for the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, and the New England Annual Conference. Prior to her call into ministry, Stephanie was an executive for a fortune 500 company and held the positions of the Operations Manager at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the General Manager for the Little Rock International Airport, and the Regional Project Manager for  HostMarriot, airports, Mills Malls and Travel Plaza’s new development in North Carolina, Baltimore, Washington D.C areas. She was one of the youngest executives in the country for Marriott airport businesses.

Stephanie enjoys hanging out with family and friends, sports, the beach, the mountains, music, and deep laughter. Most importantly Stephanie is passionate about telling the old, old stories of Jesus’, and that YES Jesus love us, in a relevant and meaningful manner, to a technological savvy 21st century generation. She is married to Walter “Chip” Hand Jr. and together they have two High-Energy children, Ashlee (13) and Walter III (11).

The Advice (Worship Band). The band formed in 2003 and their name, The Advice, has strong Biblical ties. It refers to a passage from Exodus in which Moses' father-in-law is telling him he'll need help in his mission and to appoint leaders over the tribes of Israel. The band feels that life can't be lived alone - that we all need help and advice to get through difficult times. Their uplifting message is accompanied by a popular contemporary Christian sound that appeals to youths and adults alike.

David Ferrell (Christian Comedian) For over 20 years, David has delighted audiences across America with a high-energy mixture of hilarious stand-up comedy and outrageous impressions. His 100% clean show appeals to all ages and backgrounds.


Includes lodging, skiing, worship, and breakfast on first full day through breakfast on day of departure. Packages may also be customized to include additional lodging nights and days of skiing.  Download the Registration Form (pdf) for a complete list of options.

West End Lodging (Lakeside Lodge, Mountain View, or Junaluska Apartments)

2  night/1 day ski - $195
2 night/2 day ski - $233
3 night/1 day ski - $251
3 night/2 day ski - $289

Lambuth Inn 

2 night/1 day ski - $199
2 night/2 day ski - $237
3 night/1 day ski - $257
3 night/2 day ski - $295

The Terrace 

2 night/1 day ski - $209
2 night/2 day ski - $247
3 night/1 day ski - $272
3 night/2 day ski - $310

*All rates are based on 4 people per person, Youth or Adult with Cataloochee Ski Area. Rates for Wolf Ridge Ski Area are coming soon!

Download Registration Form (.pdf)

Register by November 1 and receive free t-shirts for your group!

Tammy McDowell, Assistant Director of Program Ministries