Lutheran Military Support Group is a non-profit organization providing Christ-centered support to WELS/ELS military service members, veterans, and their families.

Spiritual Growth For Christian Warriors

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A spiritual retreat for any WELS/ELS member dealing with post-traumatic stress (PTS) associated with military service.

You are not alone. Come join fellow Lutheran warriors in the woods of Camp Philip to share your experiences and learn from other veterans. This retreat provides a safe place to be heard without judgment while hearing from God’s Word the peace that He gives to warriors with PTS. Meet fellow Lutheran veterans, learn helpful mental health techniques, and experience an atmosphere of camaraderie as we stand “shoulder to shoulder” with you.

  • When: Friday – Sunday, October 7-9, 2022
    (Register by August 31, 2022)
  • Where: Camp Phillip,
    W9944 Buttercup Ave, Wautoma, WI


Sam Floyd
Owner, Operation Coffee
Sam joined the United States Marine Corps the day before 9/11 at age 17. In 2004, he deployed to Afghanistan. Upon his return, Sam struggled to adjust to civilian life and considered suicide. He started Operation Coffee to raise awareness of veteran suicide, believing that “a conversation over a cup of coffee can be the beginning to restoration.”

Amanda Cadwell
Licensed Clinical Counselor, Christian Family Solutions
Amanda Cadwell joined Christian Family Solutions in 2014. She currently works with individual teens and adults, couples, and families. Amanda was a counselor for the Idaho National Guard, providing therapy services to soldiers and their families.

Jason Hacker
Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church
Pastor Hacker engaged in military ministry for over ten years. He served as civilian chaplain and WELS military contact pastor for the United States Coast Guard, and the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard. Pastor Hacker has also collaborated closely with unit chaplains and commands to facilitate spiritual support for service members and to understand the military culture better.


Comfort Dog, Lutheran Church Charities
Noah Comfort Dog is a 9-year-old Golden Retriever who was trained and certified by Lutheran Church Charities in Northbrook, IL. He is one of over 130 Golden Retrievers placed in over 26 states. Noah has 6 trained Handlers who take him to schools, churches, adult day care centers, hospitals, and nursing homes. Noah has also deployed with his handlers to tragedies such as Hurricane Harvey, flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the site of a high school shooting in Benton, KY.

There is no registration fee for the retreat. Additionally, all food and lodging costs are provided at no charge to attendees.
Registration is closed for this event.

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