Keenagers Conference

October 13th - 17th, 2014

Our annual Keenagers Conference is an exciting and spiritually refreshing time for adults 50 and over amid the extraordinary fall foliage of the Western North Carolina mountains. Hear from guest speaker Rev. Tom Osterhaus, enjoy great live music and engaging fellowship, and take part in plenty of fun activities like guided nature tours, a fall festival, and Reformed Bingo. It will be an experience you won't soon forget!

The people we meet and the speakers are always excellent.” - Keenagers guest




Speaker

Our speaker for Keenagers is Rev. Tom Osterhaus, a longtime PCA pastor and a resident of Ridge Haven’s residential community since 2011 with his wife, Judy. Born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, Tom was educated at Moody Bible Institute, Trinity College, and Wheaton Graduate School. Ordained in 1968, he served as a missionary in Peru from 1968-1970 and taught Bible in various Christian schools in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina from 1972-1984.

Tom served as pastor of three churches from 1984-2011: New Hope PCA in Charlotte, NC from 1984-1988, Edgemont PCA in Bristol, TN from 1988-1995, and Valley PCA in Lutherville, MD from 1995-2011. Currently, he is the Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Studies at New Life Theological Seminary in Charlotte and a teacher of Adult Sunday School at Cornerstone PCA in Brevard. Tom and Judy have four children and 15 grandchildren.

Musicians

We are blessed to welcome Rev. Andy Adams as one of our guest musicians for Keenagers. Andy is the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville, GA and has been involved in music for over four decades. He and his brother, Bill Adams from Waldorf, Maryland, and their five-piece “Band of Brothers” have played at festivals around the country. They will perform a concert during Keenagers featuring bluegrass/folk renditions of older and modern songs, plus hymns.

Our other guest musician is the talented Greg Hill. Greg is the Director of Music and Arts at ChristChurch Presbyterian in Atlanta, GA. He and his wife, Kristi, have led worship for MTW conferences in the U.S. and abroad. Greg has performed previously at Keenagers and delighted guests with his specialty of blending together old hymns, modern songs, and liturgy into services of worship.

Cost & Registration

Keenagers is available at the rates below, which are all-inclusive and include registration fee, lodging, meals, and activities:

  • Averett Deluxe Room (Queen/Sleeper Sofa): $754 (2 people)
  • Averett Standard Room (2 Doubles/2 Doubles with Bunk): $667 (2 people)
  • Azalea Room (King/Twin/Double): $630 (2 people)
  • Cassels Room (Double Bed): $588 (2 people)
  • Laurel Room (Double Bed): $588 (2 people)
  • Please note: For any additional people in a room, add $150 per person

Register online for Keenagers by clicking on the button below:

To register by phone or find out more information, please call the Ridge Haven office toll free at 877-862-3916. Office hours are 9 am - 5:30 pm (Monday - Friday).

Photos from Past Keenagers Conferences

Check out all the photos from our 2013 Keenagers Conference here!