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H2O churches at Bowling Green, Akron, Wright State, Toledo, & Cincinnati will be joining together at First Baptist Church of Kettering in Dayton, OH. Get ready for an exciting weekend of building friendships and exploring God's word together. 



Check-in Friday from 6:30-8pm

Retreat will end by Saturday at 4:30pm


  • Amazing Guest Speaker: Dr. Tammy Smith
  • Snacks Friday evening
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday


  • Sleeping Bag/Bedding & Pillow
  • Bible, Journal, & Pen
  • Necessary Toiletries *no showers available

location & cost

First Baptist Church of Kettering

3939 Swigart Rd

Beavercreek, OH 45440

Additional Places to Stay

For our City Members, Staff, & Staff spouses, there are two nearby hotels for Friday night's stay. Room reservations are made independent from Retreat registration and are not included with the price of the retreat. The group rate is reserved until February 9th under "H2O Church Women."

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Dayton-Centerville

5655 Wilmington Pike, Dayton 45459; 937-424-5757

Group Rate $89

Home2 Suites by Hilton; Dayton-Centerville

5161 Cornerstone North Boulevard, Centerville 45440; 937-988-0050

Group Rate $94

RIDES will be arranged through your Group. If you are not in a Group and need a ride, you will be connected with a Group Leader. If you are planning on getting a ride, please be prepared to help the driver with fuel expenses.

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Check-in will begin Friday at 6:30pm until the start of the conference at 8pm. 

Dinner is not provided, so please eat before you arrive. 

Questions? Please email Madison Jones at mj82@zips.uakron.edu for assistance.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Tammy Smith


Tammy will always tell you that she is first and foremost "the daughter of the King of Kings, for his purpose and glory!" She is a regular speaker at H2O's Women's Weekend events and has a heart and passion for young adults to know the incredible love of God.

Tammy is also a wife to Mike, whom Tammy describes as amazing and wonderful, and who is also a pastor of Vista Community Church in Northwest Columbus, Ohio. Their boys Spencer (19) and Shaeffer (17) are the joy of their lives, and keep them hopping!!

Tammy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Ohio and Texas, a National Certified Counselor, and holds a Ph.D. in Psychology. Her graduate and undergraduate work was in counseling and Bible. She works two days a week in her counseling practice, Threshold, and has been ministering to clients for 23 years.

Tammy also directs the Christmas and Easter programs at her church, which she calls her “privilege and blessing” to be a part of. The choirs and orchestras she’s led have ministered to thousands through their unique and powerful presentations of the gospel in musical and dramatic excellence. Tammy also participates in various women’s, worship, and prayer ministries at the church.

An avid tennis player, Tammy enjoys being involved in her boys’ lives and sporting events. Of her many passions, though, Tammy utterly enjoys the chance to interact with others deeply around God, His truth, and His amazing ways. If you are reading this information because she is coming to your upcoming event, you can be assured she is extremely excited about sharing with you, and is praying that every word she utters be directly from the Father’s heart and in His will.