Each year it is such a joy to gather together as a district to connect and grow in our relationships with each other and to be refreshed at Ministers and Spouses Retreat. This year will look a little different as we combine our District Council business and Credentialing Service with the retreat. 

*We have put all events for these days at the Highland Conference Center to give room for those who want to practice social distancing, you'll be able to. If things change in South Dakota we will make the appropriate decisions at that time. 

Like in previous years, there is NO childcare for any part of this event.



*ALL events at: Highland Conference Center

2000 Highland Way

Mitchell, SD 57301

Sept 14-16, 2020

For Credentialed Ministers and Voting Delegates: 

District Council early bird:  $20

after August 24:  $30


       (6 PM - Presbyters & spouses, Credential Candidates & spouses - meet at Highland Conference Center for pictures & a briefing.)

       7 PM Credentialing Service at Highland Conference Center (no childcare) 

                         with dessert reception to follow


       8AM — Event Check In (HighlandConference Center)

       9 AM — Council Business Session (HighlandConference Center)

      12:30 PM — Complementary GrandClub Lunch - Sponsored by STL & BGMC (Highland Conference Center)

Tuesday Afternoon — Council Business/Retreat Workshops

      7:00 PM — Retreat Session - Donna Barrett


      9 am -- Retreat Session - Donna Barrett


A limited block of rooms is available for booking at these two hotels. Call ahead for your reservations. 

Comfort Inn & Suites

2020 Highland Way, Mitchell, SD

phone: (605) 990-2400

Group Name: SD Assemblies of God

Hampton Inn

1920 Highland Way, Mitchell, SD

phone: (605) 995-1575 

Group Name: SD Assemblies of God

Rev Donna Barrett

     Donna Barrett has served as general secretary of the Assemblies of God since 2018. Prior to her present position, Barrett was a church planter, serving as founder and lead pastor of Rockside Church in Independence, Ohio. Following seven years as a paralegal, Barrett became a credentialed minister in 1986. She served 10 years as youth pastor at Highway Tabernacle Assembly of God in Youngstown, Ohio, followed by seven years as associate pastor at Bethel Temple in Parma, Ohio. While pastoring, she served the Ohio Ministry Network as an elected general presbyter and an executive presbyter for four years each.

     Barrett is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. As general secretary, she stewards the credentialing process of ministers, oversees the chartering of churches, the collection of official statistics, and the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center.

Barrett is the author of Leveling the Praying Field.