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 on the Sunshine Coast, Pender Harbour, British Columbia.  In Ontario at Eagle Lake, Halliburton; Horseshoe Valley, near Barrie; and Niagara-On-The-Lake near Niagara Falls.

Carriage Hills Sanctuary @ Horseshoe Valley 🔗
Forest House Sanctuary @ Pender Harbour 🔗
Pearable Sanctuary @ Niagara On The Lake 🔗
Silver Eagle Lodges Sanctuary @ Eagle Lake 🔗
The Narrows, 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 Screening

We are here to help you.  We prefer you click on the “Start Screening” button and begin the process.  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

Start Screening

OR call our Executive Assistant @ 1 (303) 884-8030  /  email form, 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 / Co-ordinators  / Food and Beverage Coordinators / Event Volunteers

Canadian Marriage Conference Team – Gerry and Kathy Kraemer


      Charitable Gifts

We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us …Donate by Credit Card or if you prefer, mail a cheque or money order.  We issue charitable donation tax receipts.

CreditCard Donations CDA

Contact Info

28 Brunswick Ave
London ON N6G 3K8
Canada.          email Carsten & Linda – pellmann@me.com

PO Box 4808
Parker CO 80134
United States
1 (303) 884-8030.       email Gail – gail.magruder@shmministry.com

To visit our USA website    🔗 Web site USA

If your need is simply a retreat to refresh your marriage, consider Focus on the Family Canada      🔗 Kerith Retreats