Shepherd’s Refuge is a non-denominational, non-profit ministry dedicated to serving the needs of Vocational/Bi-Vocational Christian Pastors, full-time Church staff in a leadership positions, full-time Christian ministry staff in a leadership position, and Missionaries.
Beautiful, Peaceful Location
Located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, near Dahlonega, Shepherd’s Refuge provides an opportunity to those in ministry to renew their vision; find spiritual refreshment and healing; deepen marriage relationships; and regain physical strength.
The focus of our ministry is to provide our guests a relaxing environment, free from the demands of everyday life. The beneficiaries from a retreat at Shepherd’s Refuge extend to the congregation and community our guests serve.
Shepherd's Refuge received accreditation from the ECFA (Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability) which is dedicated to earning the public's trust through adherence to standards of responsible stewardship.
The Lord opened the door for Ruedi and Sandy to further develop the vision He had given them several years earlier. Their focus and heart’s desire is to see this call fulfilled through Shepherd’s Refuge.
Meet Your Hosts
Ruedi and Sandy Mettler, both natives of Switzerland, have a long history of caring for others. Sandy graduated as a Nurse in her home country, and Ruedi looks back over a successful thirty-two year career in the airline industry.
Since moving into their first home in Chicago back in 1975, the Mettlers have used their spare rooms to host, shelter and nurture people in need.
Their servant-hearted lifestyle is motivated by a love for Jesus Christ and a sincere desire to show His love to others who are tired and hurting.
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Shepherd's Refuge - Selah Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit ministry recognized as a 501(c)3 organization. Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated.