• Serving Those Who Serve in Ministry

    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.
  • Prevent Burn-Out

    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 Newsletters

fall 2013

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Meet Your Hosts

The Mettlers

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.


Trusted Organization

Shepherd's Refuge is ECFA Accredited


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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.