SANGER, Calif.—The California Association of Regular Baptist Churches met for its Christian Workers’ Retreat Jan. 24–26 at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, east of Fresno, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range.

Vocational and lay ministry leaders enjoyed the three days of fellowship, encouragement, and relaxation.

Dr. Dan Iles spoke to the group on the theme of grace from the life of Jonah. Dan’s wife, Linda, led a session for the ladies. Dan and Linda are speakers and teachers with JARON Ministries International of Fresno, which equips leaders for effective Christian service. Dan is also the dean of graduate studies at Shasta Bible College.

Dan’s “messages and interaction with the attendees provided an amazing time of refreshment and renewal,” says Bruce McLain, state representative of the CARBC.