Red Bench

Retreat Center

About Us


Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California, the Red Bench Retreat Center is a mere 40 miles north of Sacramento but its secluded location leaves you feeling like you are miles away.


The Red Bench Retreat Center has been an answer to a dream of JB and Kendra over the last 30 years.

Early in their marriage they spent a year in mainland China followed by several years in youth ministry.


During those years, they personally experienced the need for a place to rest and reboot in order to continue with the heavy demands of their work. This spurred the dream of someday having a place which would be a great source of rest and refueling for those that “just need to get away and be quiet”.


As their 4 children moved out of the home, thoughts of that long ago dream began to resurface and God started making things happen. Early in 2018, JB and Kendra sold their home and moved “up the hill” to a dream property, which is now the Red Bench Retreat Center! They are looking forward to supporting those in the community and in ministry.

Available For:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Pastors/Lay Leads
  • Ministry Teams
  • Board Meetings
  • Spiritual Formation Groups
  • Intensive Therapy

Day Use:

Red Bench Retreat Center can accommodate up to 30 participants.

Overnight Use:

Singles/Couples up to 10 people

Room Options

The Cellar:

One queen, one twin, private bath

The Loft:

Futon – full, private bath

Reflection Room:

One queen

Other spaces available: Couch, aero beds, and optional overflow bedroom with one queen bed (available upon request).


Use of Full Kitchen

Outdoor Spaces for Reflection

Sand Volleyball Court

Putting Green


Pool & Jacuzzi

Full Basketball Court



Library w/ Reading Room

Private Room w/ Full Bathroom

Nearby Hikes & Lakes

Evening Lights On All Courts


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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27


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