As women, we often long for moments to get away from the burdens and busyness of life – to throw off all that life places on us – and just recharge. Come. Be welcomed. Spend a weekend away from it all, connecting yourself to the Creator who knows you best. Whether that means quiet times snuggled into a blanket with a book or late nights laughing with your friends, this is a weekend for you. Our hope is that you encounter the God who loves you and longs to draw you closer.

This event is a fun-filled weekend where women come together for biblical teaching, delicious food, first-rate entertainment, and building friendships.

Date: March 1-3, 2024
Location: The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI
Speaker: Jennifer Rothschild and Guest Romy Rojas

Event Details

"It is well with my soul."

For Jennifer Rothschild, these words are much more than the lyrics from a familiar hymn; they describe how she lives her the dark.

At the age of fifteen, Jennifer was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease that would eventually steal her sight. It was more than a turning point for the Miami, Florida native. Her dreams of becoming an artist and cartoonist faded. Words and music have replaced her canvas and palette for more than 30 years.

As an author and speaker, Jennifer is known for her substance, signature wit, and down-to-earth style.  A unique mix of profound and playful, she weaves biblical truth with relatable stories, making God’s Word accessible to those just starting out in Scripture and endearing to those who have walked with Christ for years.

She is the author of 19 books and Bible studies with combined sales of over one million units, including the latest video-based Bible study, Amos: An Invitation to the Good Life, and the best-selling book, Lessons I Learned in the Dark.

Jennifer is also the founder and host of Fresh Grounded Faith events and the Leadership Library, which equips women in ministry to lead well. She lives in Springfield, Missouri with her husband of over 35 years, Dr. Philip Rothschild. Jennifer is a boy mom, a C.S. Lewis junkie, an obsessive audiobook listener, a dark chocolate lover, a strong coffee drinker, and an avid encourager.

Worship Team
The Alliance Encounter Worship Team will focus our hearts and minds on the Lord as we praise Him together.

We are pleased to get away with you again this year at The Osthoff Resort. A beautiful four-star resort located 1¼ hours from the Fox Valley in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The Osthoff Resort provides an ideal setting for our weekend away with spacious suites and fine food. The resort has a pool, whirlpool, sauna, spa, fitness center, and restaurants.

Rates & Registration

What registration includes:

  • Friday and Saturday night lodging
  • Saturday and Sunday breakfast buffet
  • Saturday evening dinner
  • All weekend activities (unless optional activities are noted otherwise) 

Room Descriptions and Rates:

Guest Room | SOLD OUT

Wet bar, with a refrigerator and microwave, king-size bed, bathroom, and private balcony. Sleeps two. 

One person $349/person
Two people $250/person

One Bedroom Suite | Waitlist 

Fully equipped kitchenette, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, pullout sofa sleeper, and private balcony. One bedroom with one queen bed. One bathroom. Sleeps up to four.       

One person $374/person
Two people $260/person
Three people $219/person
Four people $195/person

Two Bedroom Suite | Waitlist 

Fully equipped kitchenette, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, pullout sofa sleeper, and private balcony. Two bedrooms each with one queen bed. Two bathrooms. Sleeps up to six.

Two people $288/person
Three people $240/person
Four people $213/person
Five people $198/person
Six people $186/person

Three Bedroom Suite | Sold Out 

Fully equipped kitchenette, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, pullout sofa sleeper, and private balcony. King bed in the master suite on the main floor. Queen bed upstairs and queen or equivalent in the loft upstairs. Two bathrooms. Minimum occupancy 5. Sleeps up to 8. *Please note two sleeping areas on the second floor. 

Five people $219/person
Six people $204/person
Seven people $195/person
Eight people $184/person

Three Bedroom Deluxe Suite | SOLD OUT

Expanded living area. Fully equipped kitchen, dining, and living room with gas fireplace, pullout sofa sleeper, and private balcony. Three bedrooms each with one queen or king bed. Two bathrooms, one with a whirlpool tub. Minimum occupancy 6. Sleeps up to eight. 

Six people $224/person
Seven people $211/person
Eight people $197/person

Other Options:

Saturday Only

Arrive on Saturday and enjoy breakfast and the main speaker in the morning. Lunch is on your own. Includes all Saturday activities and afternoon breakout sessions. A lovely dinner is provided and the evening session will be our guest speaker. Stay for evening entertainment if desired. No housing. 

Cost.               $115/person

Offsite Housing Option 

Enjoy all meals and activities throughout the weekend. Provide your own housing. 

Cost.               $160/person


It is very important to know how many will be in your suite BEFORE you register as well as their names. No discounts can be applied for adding another person(s) to your suite after the initial registration. Additional person(s) will be charged the same rate as the original number of occupants. Financial assistance is available but must be completed BEFORE registering. 

Please read all of the additional registration information below:

In order to register, you will need to know:

  • Type of room desired
  • Total number of occupants in your room
  • Names of each of your suitemates
  • Various personal information

Registration and payment procedures

  • Your room is not reserved until all suitemates have registered.
  • Full payments must be made at the time of registration. You may register online with a credit card, debit card, or automatic withdrawal from your checking account. You may also register with cash or check at the church Welcome Center on Sunday mornings or during open business hours.
  • Separate registrations are required for each suitemate.
  • One person may register and pay for multiple occupants of the suite if desired. This is optional and not required. Registering all suitemates at one time will expedite the confirmation of your suite. The person registering MUST complete a registration for each occupant by clicking “Add Someone Else” at the bottom of their own registration until all suitemates are registered. Please be aware that when you register anyone other than yourself, you are responsible to collect payment from them. If you have questions regarding how to register multiple people, please contact Jamie Boorum BEFORE registering.

The person completing multiple registrations will be required to enter the following information for all occupants:

  • Name*
  • Address
  • Phone number*
  • Email address*
  • Birthdate
  • Age range*
  • Is this attendee at least 18 years of age and post-high school?*
  • Is this their first Women's Encounter?*
  • Would they like to volunteer at the event?*
  • Would they like to receive weekly emails from Alliance Church Women's Ministry?* (unsubscribe at any time)
  • *Required fields
  • Do not contact The Osthoff to register or request a room. All registrations for this event must be made through Alliance Church.

Other important information

  • Every attempt will be made to honor your specific suite request. Suite reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis once everyone in your room has registered for the event.
  • If you would like to attend Encounter but are in need of a roommate(s), please contact Jamie Boorum before registration closes on Jan. 23, 2024. Please do not register without knowing who your roommates are and what type of room you will have.
  • We are unable to accommodate infants during the Encounter weekend.
  • This event is for women of post-high school age.
  • Cancellations can only be given before online registration closes on January 23, 2024. Notify Jamie Boorum with cancellation requests.


Need a roommate?
If you would like to attend Encounter, but are in need of a roommate(s), please complete the roommate request form. Please do not register without knowing who your roommates are and what type of room you will have.

Mobility Issues
The Osthoff is a large resort that requires much walking to access the meeting areas. If you require special consideration as to the placement of your room in close proximity to the meeting room or a handicap-accessible suite, please contact Jamie Boorum prior to registration.

Dietary Restrictions
If you have special dietary needs, please complete the Dietary Restrictions Form with your needs before Jan. 31, 2024. Every effort will be made to accommodate your needs. Please do not contact The Osthoff.

Tentative Schedule

All activities, with the exception of Saturday lunch, are included in the cost of the weekend.

Friday Night

Friday Night  
4:30-7:30 p.m. Check-In

Opening Session with Jennifer Rothschild


Girls’ Night In

Enjoy a true Girls’ Night In with your suitemates and some fun, planned activities.


Saturday Morning  

6:15 - 7:00* a.m.

Fitness Session

7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
9:00 a.m.

Morning Session with Jennifer Rothschild

11:45 a.m. Lunch (on your own)
Saturday Afternoon


1:00-5:00 p.m.


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Session*

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  

Breakout Session*

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Session*

Saturday Evening  
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. 

Evening Session with Romy Rojas


Late Evening Activity*

*Optional Activity 


Sunday Morning

(Please check out of your room before the morning session)

7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet


9:15 a.m.

Morning Session with Jennifer Rothschild

11:30 a.m. Going Home


For more information about The Osthoff, what to bring, meals, and more, click the link below.

Planning for Encounter

If you still have questions about Encounter: A Weekend for Women, check the frequently asked questions page or contact Jamie Boorum.

Frequently Asked Questions Contact Jamie Boorum