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GIFT Ministry Marriage Retreat Stonebriar Community Church Special Needs Ministry

GIFT Ministry Marriage Retreat

This weekend getaway is designed to renew and strengthen married couples who have children with special needs. Come and enjoy delicious meals, insightful sessions led by our guest speakers, and free time at a beautiful resort.

Guest Speakers are Karen Thompson, B.S. Psy; Brad Thompson, M.A., L.P.C.

Brad and Karen Thompson are the founders of The HALI Project—a non-profit organization that provides counseling and education services for families and communities who have children with special needs. They work with families, the education system and the medical system to improve inclusion of special needs children.

They have two adult children, Justin and Hali. Hali deals with the challenges of multiple special needs, both physical and cognitive, and is the inspiration for their work.

Brad has a master's degree in counseling from West Texas A&M University and operates a private counseling practice in addition to his work with the project. Karen completed all of her classroom work for a master's degree in psychology. Brad and Karen have 26 years of experience working with families.


Contact Darla Hill at to be notified of the next event.

Date is to be determined, however it is typically held the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.

Retreat Location: Inn on Lake Granbury 205 West Doyle Street Granbury, Texas 76048