Ministry for Married Couples in Christian Ministry

SHM is an Intensive Retreat Ministry for couples in Christian leadership who need a place of sanctuary, healing and restoration.

Welcome to Shepherd’s Heart in Canada.     

We Are Here For You!

Shepherd’s Heart is an Intensive Retreat Ministry for married couples in Christian leadership who need a place of sanctuary, healing and restoration. SHM is a “financially sponsored ministry” helping ministry couples move through their deep distress.  We provide Biblical spiritual, emotional, practical teaching solutions in a confidential, safe environment. Our private retreat Sanctuaries are a place where a couple is cared for and loved during a “Five Day Intensive” of specialized pastoral care.

Pastoral Care Specialists

We are Pastoral Care Specialists, trained and experienced in the SHM Marriage Intensive model developed by the founders of Shepherd’s Heart Ministry – Larry and Lorrie Russell. Our pastoral care Intensives are uniquely designed for couples in Christian leadership. We provide biblically grounded and Christ-centered solutions.

The private Intensive sessions are conducted in a safe and comfortable environment providing specialized care with our trained pastoral couple – Carsten and Linda Pellmann  – Shepherd’s Heart is committed to pastors, missionaries and leadership couples serving in para-church ministry.

Linda & Carsten Pellmann
Linda & Carsten Pellmann

Where Are We?

Shepherd’s Heart retreat Sanctuaries are presently located in four countries.

Sanctuaries in Canada are: In Ontario, at Silver Eagle Resort, Eagle Lake, Halliburton;  Saskatchewan, in Nipawin, at Northern Greens Resort

Silver Eagle Lodges Sanctuary @ Eagle Lake, Haliburton 🔗
Sanctuary @ Northern Greens Resort, Nipawin, SK 🔗
The Narrows, former Sanctuary at Pender Harbour  

What We Do

 1  Provide our guest couple with safe and strictly confidential specialized pastoral care in a beautiful setting.   2  Help remove financial barriers to attending our five day Intensive.  3  Facilitate healing solutions that renew a Christian marriage..read more about qualifying for an Intensive >

Begin SHM Intensive Registration

We are here to help you.  We prefer you click on the “Registration Screening Application” button to begin registration.  Your information is sent securely to our Intake Executive Assistant.  Confidentiality is assured.  She will call you, listen and pray with you. You will hear more about us and she will learn more about you in completing the screening process for an SHM Intensive experience.logo_transparent_no-words


Registration Screening Application

OR call our Executive Assistant @ 1 (303) 884-8030  /  email, addresses, donate, USA web link below

Friends of Shepherd’s Heart Ministry

Friends of Shepherd’s Heart invest a wealth of volunteer and financial ministry support that make each ‘Five Day Intensive’ possible.

The Prayer Team / Pastoral Care Specialists / SHM Board and Leadership Team

The owners of the SHM Sanctuaries / Financial Partners / Referral Ambassadors

Host Couples /   / Host Volunteers / Event Volunteers / Canadian Marriage Conference Team – Gerry and Kathy Kraemer


      Charitable Donations

Our invitation to prayerfully consider partnering with us in Canada … charitable donation tax receipts.

CreditCard Donations CDA

Giving Mailing Address

Great Commission Foundation
PO Box 14006
Abbotsford, BC, V2T 0B4, Canada.

Use drop down Mail Donations tab for more information

Contact Address

Box 1049
Nipawin, ON S0E 1E0

email Carsten & Linda – pellmann@me.com

PO Box 4808
Parker CO 80134
United States
1 (303) 884-8030.       email Gail – gail@shministry.com.  To visit our USA website 🔗  SHM USA

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